Paul Jeffrey, AIA

Architect / Principal
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Paul Jeffrey, AIA

Architect / Principal

Paul has been with BVH since 1979, having worked in a small firm for a year prior to that after graduating for the University of Nebraska College of Architecture. Being a native Omahan, he has seen the urban landscape develop and is proud that BVH has contributed so greatly to Midwest architecture in his years with BVH.

Interested in architecture since a young age, Paul’s experience initially was with the design and documentation of retail, religious and historic preservation projects. His career has continued to focus in these markets, with a growing interest and projects in higher education. While his focus has been clients and their projects, he has contributed to firm leadership as a principal since 1995 and as president from 2005 to 2016.

Being engaged in the community, Paul has volunteered as a leader and as board member with Christian Urban Education System, Nebraska AIA, Omaha Parks Foundation, Downtown Improvement District, Omaha Landmarks Commission, Omaha Archdiocese Building Commission and Cathedral Arts Project. Paul’s other interests beyond family include travel, sketching, sailing and biking.

What is the favorite place you have visited?
Paris.

What are you optimistic about?
I am optimistic about the increase in awareness and desire of the public and our clients to promote “better” — higher quality architecture, spaces and environmental quality.

How do you engage your community?
Supporting Omaha Parks and Catholic causes.

What is your area of interest or research?
I am interested in expanding our knowledge in how architecture can improve the quality of learning and filling the human spirit for education and worship.

What is your inspiration?
Inspiration comes to me through others in the firm — the young energy of curiosity, exploration and discovery.