Paul Neseth

Paul Neseth

Minneapolis, MN, US



I am an eternally curious and passionately inventive designer and creator. With a background in art, architecture and construction, I bring intuition, creativity and rich experience to my roles as lead architect, educator,  carpenter and general contractor. 

I wanted to be an architect since the age of ten and spent many years working and studying in areas peripheral to architecture before taking the plunge. From pouring concrete for grain-bins on Southern Minnesota farms, to teaching woodworking to native Bajans in Barbados, to cutting mortise and tenon joints in China, I have merged my talents in design and construction with my desire for travel, learning and diverse experiences.





RAW DesignBuild, Co-founder, Partner

I lead design and construction for RAW - Real Architecture Workshops.

Jan 2010 - current

RAW – Real Architecture Workshop, Minneapolis, Lead Instructor

Lead design/build workshops wherever and whenever I can.

Jan 2010 - current

Locus Architecture, Co-founder, Partner

Conceptual design, lead architect, construction estimator and detailer.

Jan 1993 - current


Harvard University, MArch, Graduate School of Design

Aug 1989 - Feb 1992

St. Olaf College, Bachelors, Studio Arts

Aug 1979 - May 1983