Paul McCoy

Paul McCoy

Philadelphia, PA, US

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Paul is an aspiring architect from Mission, Texas. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and is pursuing an Master of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Assistant Editor of SuckerPUNCH Daily, and a Design Intern at Oyler Wu Collaborative.

Over the last nine years, he has designed sets, led design teams in branding projects, service ventures, assisted teaching design studios, and has joined many other practices between San Francisco and Helsinki. Paul loves designing things and places that foreground exciting questions about time, aesthetics, history, and the environment. He is always seeking to form new partnerships with people with similar interests.


Oyler Wu Collaborative, Los Angeles, CA, US, Design Intern

May 2020 - current

Overlay Office, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

May 2019 - May 2020

Corgan, Dallas, TX, US, Architectural Intern

May 2018 - Aug 2018

SmithGroup, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Intern

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Ateljé Sotamaa, Helsinki, FI, Design Intern

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

All Star Theatre, McAllen, TX, US, Technical Director

Apr 2014 - Aug 2014


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2018 - current

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, US, Environmental Design Architecture studies

Aug 2014 - May 2018


Van Alen Traveling Fellowship, Award

Awarded to two students in the Architecture and/or Landscape Architecture departments who are in the second year of their programs, for summer travel to Europe.


E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship, 2nd Place

Established under the will of E. Lewis Dales in 1963 for travel abroad during the summer prior to a student’s final year as a candidate for the first professional degree in architecture.


HOK Futures Finalist, 3rd Place

Common Assets with Matthew Kohman


Kanter Tritsch Prize in Energy & Architectural Innovation, Award

The Kanter Tritsch Prize in Energy and Architectural Innovation is awarded to a second-year Master of Architecture student at PennDesign who demonstrates transformational thinking on the built environment and innovation in their approach to energy, ecology, and/or social equity.


Mario J. Romañach Fellowship, Award

Established in 1984 in memory of one of Penn’s most beloved teachers, the fellowship is awarded to a student entering the final year in the professional degree program, for demonstrated excellence in design, a love for architecture, and the determination to develop as an architect.


Otto D. Grove D. Grove Scholarship, Scholarship


HOK Futures Finalist, 1st Place

Rear Window with Madison Green


AIA Lower Rio Grande Valley Scholarship, Scholarship

Supporting access to quality education for the next generation of architects is important for the prosperity of everyone. AIA LRGV makes scholarships available for students from our area who are currently enrolled in an architecture program at a NAAB accredited university or an Architecture Program in a local College.
The scholarships are sustained with funds raised at the chapter’s annual fundraising events, which are supported by the local design and construction industry and also in part by a grant from the American Institute of Architect’s Component Scholarship Program Grant, which our chapter was once again honored with this year.


Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) Research Enhancement Grant, Grant


Academy for the Visual & Performing Arts (AVPA) Research Enhancement Grant, Award


Gene D. Burton Scholarship for Integration of Clinical Tech. in Healthcare Design, Award


Most Outstanding Portfolio, 1st Place


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