pelican studio unique architecture
pelican studio                                      unique architecture 

who am i?

          “After over 30 years of working for large, talented architectural firms, the time was right for me to hang out my own shingle.   My experience has shown me that the best use of my various skills is to solve unique architectural problems others may have.  Whether it’s coming in to a firm to lead a team through an entire project or be that extra set of experienced hands/eyes for construction document building or to take an old house and give it a new life through thoughtful design solutions – I provide solutions that design firms, architectural studios, developers, residential flippers and private home-owners need.   I love all aspects of the process - design, drafting, and construction – it’s all vital to the success and purpose of every structure. “

                                                                                                                                    - Paul Shirley, Owner

 

EXPERTISE:                                                                                                                                                      

Paul is a registered architect with over 30 years' experience as a project architect.  His experience includes educational facilities, entertainment venues, healthcare, mercantile, multi-family and single-family residential and industrial facilities of all sizes, located throughout Ohio’s Tri-State area.  He is currently President of Pelican Studio, LLC, which specializes in managing clients with unique projects through the design/construction process and the obstacles encountered.  Paul is a long-time member of American Institute of Architects (AIA), having served in many local capacities, and is a past Associate Director Board member of the Cincinnati AIA Chapter.  He has extensive experience mentoring Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) candidates preparing to take the exam and conducting ARE workshops for the Cincinnati area.  Paul served for eight years as adjunct professor at University of Cincinnati, College of Applied Sciences, teaching drafting and design courses.  He holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certification and has most recently served his first year on NCARB’s Task Force preparing Case Studies for the ARE5.0.

 

EXPERIENCE:                                                                                                                              EDUCATIONAL  

Cincinnati Public Schools (gbbn)

Owners Representative

Design Oversight of (9) local Architectural Firms on (26) FMP schools

Project Manager

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Public Schools (gbbn)

HB264 Energy Conservation Measure (ECM)

Renovations to (6) Administration Buildings,

and (4) non-FMP schools and ECM Improvements to (13) Sgmt 1 FMP schools

Project Manager/Project Architect

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Cincinnati Public Schools (gbbn)

Maintenance Plan (with In4: a division of GBBN)

Develop Facility MPA Reports for the State of Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

University of Toledo – Ottawa House (gbbn)

New Student Residence Halls

Toledo, Ohio

Xavier University (MSP)

Renovation to Academic Mall – Phase 1 & 2

Design of Seminar Garden, & Alter Hall Entrance

Cincinnati, Ohio

Xavier University (MSP)

New Student Residence Hall (73,000sf)

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

EXPERIENCE:                                                                            PERFORMING ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT 

 

Cincinnati Museum Center - Union Terminal (gbbn)

Renovations to National Historic Registry Building

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Kentucky Horse Park (gbbn)

New Indoor Equestrian Arena

Lexington, Kentucky

 

Second & Main Ltd, Schuster Center (gbbn)

New Performing Arts Center

Dayton, Ohio

 

Kentucky Horse Park (gbbn)

New Outdoor Equestrian Arena Study

Lexington, Kentucky

 

University of Dayton (gbbn)

Renovation of Basketball Arena

Dayton, Ohio

 

Riverbend Music Center (gbbn)

Renovations to Back of House

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Riverbend Music Center (gbbn)

RSViP Pavilion

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Newport Aquarium (gbbn)

New Stingray Exhibit

Newport, Kentucky

 

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens (McC)

Relocation of Camel Ride

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens (McC)

New Wings of Wonder Building

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

 

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens (McC)

Study of Aquarium Addition

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens (McC)

Renovation Study of Elephant House & Yard

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Columbus Zoo (McC)

New Elephant House & Yard

Columbus, Ohio

 

 

EXPERIENCE:                                                                                                    COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Hamilton County (gbbn)

Renovations to Public Defender’s Office

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Hamilton County (gbbn)

New Storage Shed

Cincinnati, Ohio

Hamilton County (gbbn)

PBS Practice Fields – Sod Replacement

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kroger Company (gbbn)

Renovation of Several Stores

Cincinnati / Dayton, Ohio

 

YWCA - Women’s Shelter (gbbn)

Renovation to National Historic Registry Building

Hamilton, Ohio

 

Erlanger Municipal Building (gbbn)

Design of New Fountain

Erlanger, Kentucky

 

Boone County Court House (gbbn)

Renovation to National Historic Registry Building

Boone County, Kentucky

 

Madisonville Civic Center (McC)

Renovation of 7,200sf Existing Building

Cincinnati (Madisonville), Ohio

 

Union Township Public Library (MSP)

Renovation/Addition (1,900sf, 2nd flr)

Ripley, Ohio

 

Buddy’s Carpet (MSP)

New 5,000sf Retail Store

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Bush Auto Place (MSP)

New Dealership Store

Wilmington, Ohio

 

Bush Leasing Corporate Office (MSP)

Renovation

Wilmington, Ohio

 

All About Sports (MSP)

New Retail Store

Lafayette, Indiana

 

Marriott Hotel (MSP)

New Hotel Building

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Holiday Inn (MSP)

Study of exterior appearance upgrades

Covington, Kentucky

 

City of Cincinnati (MSP)

Renovations to Firehouse #17 and #29

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Trinity United Methodist Church (MSP)

Renovation/addition

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Squeri Foods, Inc (MSP)

Renovation & Addition to existing freezer

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

MCI (Federal Reserve Building) (MSP)

Renovation of existing tenant space

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Basic Trust Child Development Center (MSP)

Renovation/addition (9,600sf, 2-sty)

Alexandria, Kentucky

 

Bethany House I (MSP)

New (24) unit Multi-family housing

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Anna Louise Inn (MSP)

Renovation of 2nd Floor

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Cincinnati Art Club (UC)

Study of 3,500 sf Addition

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

 

EXPERIENCE:                                                                                                                               HEALTHCARE    

 

Children’s Hospital Medical Center (gbbn)

New Education Center, 6-story building

Cincinnati, Ohio

Children’s Hospital Medical Center (gbbn)

New Ph 3 Clinical Building, 8-story building

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood (gbbn)

New Bereavement Center

Edgewood, Kentucky

 

St. Elizabeth Medical Cntr, Edgewood (gbbn)

New Hospice building

Edgewood, Kentucky

 

St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood (gbbn)

Entrance Addition, Heart and Vascular Inst

Edgewood, Kentucky

 

St. Elizabeth Medical Cntr, Edgewood (gbbn)

Renovation to Endoscopy Unit

Edgewood, Kentucky

 

St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Grant Cty (gbbn)

Renovation to Endoscopy Unit

Grant County, Kentucky

 

St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Grant Cty (gbbn)

Renovation to X-Ray Department

Grant County, Kentucky

 

University of Rochester, Strong Memorial (gbbn)

Expansion of Emergency Department (105,000sf)

Rochester, New York

Northside Medical Center (gbbn)

Addition of New Hospital Patient Bed wing

Youngstown, Ohio

 

EXPERIENCE:                                                                                                                                    INDUSTRIAL 

 

Peter Cremer, NA (CDG)

New mezzanine for new equipment line

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Park West International Industrial Park (SSY)

Design of Buildings C (184,000sf) & D (320,000sf)

Erlanger, Kentucky

 

Rumpke Waste Management (MSP)

New Maintenance Building

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Meyer Tool, Inc (MSP)

700sf Addition

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

BFI Recycling Center (MSP)

Renovate Warehouse into Recycling Center

Cincinnati, Ohio

Prototype Study (MSP)

Metal building constructed, then dis-assembled and shipped to Soviet Union for storage of apples

 

 

EXPERIENCE:                                                                                                                                   RESIDENTIAL

 

River Road Residence

Renovation of Multi-family Home

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

Cornell Avenue Residence

Renovation/2nd Story Addition

Terrace Park, Ohio

 

Berwood Avenue Residence

Renovation/2nd Story Addition

Madeira, Ohio

 

Mendelsohn Residence

640sf Accessible Addition

Symmes Twp, Ohio

 

Rutherford Road Residence

Custom Designed Screened-in-deck Addition

Columbus, Ohio

 

Aft Residence

Custom Designed 500sf addition for Stationary Lap pool and Spa

Clifton, Ohio

 

Nagy / Lemmel Residence

Custom Designed Log Home

New Richmond, Ohio

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT                                                                                                                           

 

12/2016 - present

pelican studio, Symmes Twp

President: Chief Bottle washer, Bar Back, Cook, Waiter and Hostess

 

01/2003 – 06/2012

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Architectural Engineering

 

01/1998 – 11/2016

gbbn architects, Cincinnati

Project Architect and Project Manager:  documentation and construction admin

 

10/1996 – 01/1998

Smith, Stevens & Young, Sharonville

Project Designer: design, documentation and construction admin

 

04/1996 – 10/1996

Mark McCollow and Associates, Cincinnati

Project Designer:  design, documentation and construction admin

 

1988 – 03/1996

McGill Smith Punshon, Sharonville

Intern Architect/Project Designer:  design and documentation and construction admin

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL   AFFILIATIONS                                                                                                                           

2017 - present

ARE5.0 Case Study Task Force, NCARB (Washington DC)

2004 - present

Action Cmte + school volunteer, DesignLab, with AFC

01/2012 - present

Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) Cmte - Chair, sub-cmte of AIA Cincinnati

01/2012 – present

The Academy Cmte, sub-cmte of AIA Cincinnati

01/2010 – 12/2011

Assoc. Director Board Member, AIA Cincinnati

01/2007 - 12/2009

Young Architects and Interns Forum (YAiF) Co-Chair, sub-cmte of AIA Cincinnati

1998-2013

Architecture Cmte. Accessibility Cmte - Chair, Southern Ohio Episcopal Church Diocese

1996-2002

Director Youth Ministries, Volunteer Teacher, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

contact me today!

pelican studio architect
10449 gateway dr

cincinnati, oh 45242


p: 513.652.8700

e: pshirley@pelstuarch.com

Registrations:

Registered Architect: Ohio (2014-present)

NCARB Certified

LEED Accredited Professional BD+C

(2009 - present)

 

Education:

University of Cincinnati

Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering

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