Paolo Leon, AIA, NCARB, MBA
Senior Associate

“Get comfortable with being uncomfortable, it is essential to your growth.”

Paolo Leon became interested in architecture at a young age. As his understanding of the profession evolved, he became more interested in duality of the architect’s role as both a steward of the built environment, and a partner in the execution of a client’s strategic objectives.

Paolo brings over a decade of experience across a broad range of project types, including multifamily residential, mixed-use, retail, education, healthcare, and civic projects. He is an effective communicator who brings a balanced and holistic approach to every project from concept design to construction completion. As a Senior Associate for the Multifamily studio, Mr. Leon provides management support within the studio and across multiple projects. He also collaborates with internal and external teams to guide and execute projects, managing both design and technical tasks with an emphasis on client satisfaction.

Paolo in three words:

Dependable. Motivated. Grateful.



Licensed Architect in the State of California


Master of Business Administration, Chapman University

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Southern California


American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orange County, Board of Directors

Associated Studios