As the founding partner of Harding Partners, Paul has made significant contributions to the built environment for over 25 years. His work has received 60 national, regional, and local design awards including 22 from the American Institute of Architects. In recognition of his work Paul was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. His election citation reads, ''A designer who has significantly advanced the character and quality of religious buildings, he serves a culturally diverse clientele, often with limited funds, to create spaces that celebrate the uniqueness of each client and project''.
Paul's contributions also include his service on the National Advisory Group for the Interfaith Faith Forum on Religion, Art, and Architecture (IFRAA), a knowledge community of the American Institute of Architects with over 4,000 architect, liturgical consultant, and ministry members, including two years as the national chair. Currently Paul is the editor of the IFRAA Journal and has written several articles in national publications on church design.Paul Harding received his Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor or Architecture Degree from Ball State University.
Prior to founding Harding Partners, he was Senior Architect at Murphy/Jahn and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Outside of the office Paul can be found training on his road bike or blogging about the restoration of his Frank Lloyd Wright designed home.