Paul Voelckers

President, Principal Architect

Paul Voelckers

Paul has been with MRV Architects since 1981 and has been involved with some of the largest and most complex planning and architectural projects in the region. Paul excels at leading multi-disciplinary teams through a collaborative design process to deliver notable, timely projects. He has extensive experience in Programming, Site Analysis, Construction Documents, and Contract Administration. Paul has also headed many planning projects for Southeast Alaska communities, including several large-scale greenfield development projects in Juneau. He is passionate about incorporating community input into design solutions so that each project is perfectly suited for its users.

Paul is particularly interested in the impact planning policy and administration can have on creating a vibrant, economically viable, and strong community. As Project Architect, Paul assists clients with zoning and planning issues, and regularly meets with and presents to the CBJ Planning Commission (of which he is a member). Paul has an in-depth understanding both of the current CBJ Land-Use Ordinances, as well as the administrative processes governing planning in the City and Borough.

Paul is also an artist, a runner, and an active member of Juneau’s creative community.

Professional Registration

Registered 1984, AIA# 6536-A
LEED AP Certified, 2007


  • Masters in Architecture,Harvard University, Graduation with Honors
  • Bachelor of Arts, English Literature, Whitman College

Personal Awards

  • AIA Alaska Chapter 2018 Kumin Award
  • CEFPI Len Mackler Award 2012
  • Excellence in Education Award, Juneau School District, 1999
  • Distinguished Service Award, AIA, Alaska Chapter, 1990


  • Juneau Planning Commission Vice-chair: 2014- present
  • Juneau Arts & Humanities Council
    • Board Vice President 2004-2011
    • Board President, 2008-2010
  • Juneau Economic Development
    • Council, 1997-2003
    • Board Chairman, 2003
  • Council of Educational Facilities Planners Intn’l Alaska Chapter
    • Board of Directors 2002-2003
  • American Institute of Architects:
    • State Chapter President, 1990