Paul Warkentin


Paul Warkentin is an Associate at Davis Square Architects, Inc., and has been employed with the firm since 2003. He has 25 years of professional experience in the design and development of a variety of building projects, including historic properties.

Paul often assists owners and property managers by providing evaluations of existing properties for renovations. He makes site visits, investigates the buildings’ systems, and coordinates with engineers in their evaluations. Paul uses his experience in renovation projects to establish the needed scope of work and budget for each potential project.

Additionally, Paul has extensive knowledge of state and federal accessibility standards. He has conducted seminars on accessibility code compliance for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD), as well as assisted DHCD in developing accessibility review guidelines, community-based housing standards and Universal Design requirements.

Paul worked on Back of the Hill Apartments, the renovation of an eleven-story mixed-use elderly development that required significant building envelope work. The exterior skin was entirely replaced with a new metal panel system as well as new windows and storefronts. Interior work included upgrades to life safety systems, ventilation systems, and new finishes.

Paul also worked on the adaptive reuse of the Whitney Building, the transformation of a mill building in Leominster’s historic Comb and Carriage District, for residential and community use.

Cornell University
Bachelor of Architecture, 1991

Paul's recent projects of note
Water Mill Apartments
Back of the Hill Apartments
SETH I & II Apartments

"All work honestly done is imbued with dignity. Design is the same way, but with the added benefit of beauty."