Paul Ligeti

Paul Ligeti

Princeton, NJ, US



I am a recent graduate with honors from the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. An Eagle Scout and former architecture student  one of the country's foremost design schools, I have gained an immense amount of organization, time management, and focus over the last two years.

I am drawn to architecture not only because I like to work with my hands - designing and building - but because I have always had a fascination with spatial forms and how humans interact with buildings, from the scale of furniture to the scale of a city. I am especially interested in how buildings can be used for humanitarian purposes, from housing the homeless to providing low-cost housing and infrastructure to the impoverished. Humanity is at a juncture where more than ever, the disparity between the poor and the rich - throughout the world - makes it alarmingly clear that simply spreading awareness about poverty is not enough; action needs to be taken. Hopefully I can employ my skills for this purpose, whether domestically or overseas.

I would also like to put emphasis on my interest in green architecture and alternative forms of energy, and their necessary importance in the future of social/architectural planning. I have had experience exploring the intersection of landscape and edifice, and how that relates to sustainable building - whether passive or active initiatives.

Contact information:
Phone (work/cell): 609-751-4061



University of Michigan - Dean of Students Office, Ann Arbor, Mi, Neighborhood Ambassador, Beyond the Diag

| Designed permanent housing fair banner,
wrote monthly newsletter articles on
off-campus living, disseminated
information about student services

Aug 2014 - Apr 2016

HDR, Lawrenceville, NJ, Intern - Site Design Practice

| Used Autocad and Sketchup to design spatial, traffic, and
grade qualities of parking lots, drainage systems, access
ramps, loading docks, courtyards, and other landscape
elements for domestic and international projects
| Projects ranged from local sites of a few acres to
international sites of 7 million sf
| Rendered Autocad documents in Photoshop for client
| Helped build physical models for client review
| Added to and organized CAD and CS6 blocks into
branch library
| Edited construction documents for client review

Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Township of West Windsor, NJ, West Windsor, NJ, Intern

| Designed plaza for multicultural park. Design ties
together larger faux pool and surrounding landscape
| Designed entrance plaza and information kiosk for park
| Worked with township's Landscape Architect to design a
solar-powered well for separate park, and contract a local
company for installation of well

May 2013 - Jun 2013


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor/University of Michigan, BS Architecture

| Enrolled in the Taubman College of Engineering with a BS in Arcihtecture.
| Graduated with honors

Sep 2012 - May 2016


National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award, Award

District winner; awarded for recognition of Eagle Project