EHMS Winners Circle with Paul Wills, AIA, LEED A.P. Plante Moran

The EHMS Winners Circle is a before school program where students are given the opportunity to hear from guest speakers on goal setting and overcoming difficulties so they can reach their fullest potential.

Paul R. Wills, AIA, LEED AP, has a diverse background with more than 20 years of experience in the design and construction fields with emphasis in the corporate and public sectors.

Mr. Willsl has worked on successful large client initiatives and projects valued over $2 billion. In addition to his corporate sector experience, he has assisted numerous public sector clients across Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, and Florida on more than 400 facility projects involving building assessments, conceptual programming, bonding approval and building construction for school facilities; municipal offices; law enforcement, fire, and EMS facilities; libraries; courts; recreation centers; and DPW facilities.

An enthusiastic client leader, Paul is extremely effective at assisting clients with defining project parameters, determining the delivery method best suited to meet the client’s needs, assisting with selection of design and construction team members, working with legal counsel to develop favorable contracts, and monitoring project progress from pre-planning through completion. His collaborative leadership puts his clients’ projects in a position for success.

Mr. Wills began his career at Gourdie Fraser Associates, designing site improvement projects and new land developments and conducting feasibility studies. He also worked on-site as a project surveyor and field superintendent where he supervised and managed various corporate, K-12, higher education, and government construction contracts.

While at Barton Malow Company, Paul worked on preliminary programming, developing schematic and design development drawings and presentation models, producing construction contracts documents, and performing construction administration for clients throughout the Midwest.

Paul received his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Architecture degrees from Lawrence Technological University. He became a licensed architect in 2001. Paul is a LEED accredited professional (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). Paul is also a chairman of the Southfield Public Schools STEM Advisory Board.