Paul Volpe. In 1989, Volpe became the founding Principal and President of City Architecture Inc., a firm that specializes in urban design. A strong advocate for sustainable, livable communities, he has presented his views in numerous forums, including the national media. Volpe has a strong interest in providing cities with projects that create quality environments that successfully manage development and growth. Since 1985, Volpe and City Architecture have received more than 65 honors and awards for architecture, urban design and neighborhood revitalization.
From 1983 to 1989, Volpe served under Mayor George V. Voinovich as Commissioner of Architecture for the City of Cleveland, where he helped plan and design more than $150 million in municipal projects.
The impact City Architecture’s “new urbanism” designs on the urban scene is just beginning to be recognized. It appears on the riverfront, in the mid-town of the city, and in the inner ring suburbs.
Well-known for community involvement, he is a past Chairman of the Cleveland Landmarks Commission, and serves on the boards of Cleveland Public Art and Midtown Cleveland. Volpe is a member of the Congress for New Urbanism, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Downtown Cleveland Partnership, Cleveland Restoration Society, and numerous other groups.