Trained in France, Paul Laroque has been practicing structural engineering in New York since 2007. His projects span all sorts of materials and scales, from stone furniture to concrete towers through wooden houses, masonry vaults, and cable stayed roofs. He is passionate about the social and environmental impact of design and enjoys experimenting with unconventional materials; he has a special affinity for bamboo as a construction material. Paul is particularly interested in how technology can improve design workflows and is leading the computational innovation efforts in Silman’s New York office.
Over the years, Paul has taught classes, studios, and seminars at Cornell, the New York Institute of Technology, Columbia University, and Pratt, his favorite class being History of Structural Art. He currently teaches Structures I and II and the spring integrated studio at Pratt.