paul bates . registered architect Inspired by the rural and agrarian sensibilities of his rural childhood landscape, Paul Bates naturally gravitated towards architecture. He earned a BA in architecture at Auburn University in Alabama, and continues to strive for honest and authentic results in all of his work. With an eye towards simplicity and a love for the artful meshing of textures, he seeks to capture the romance of a house evolving over time. Whether it be a finely crafted home, or an elegant chair to rest, Paul’s work is grounded by tradition and celebrates life with a modern point of view.