Paul played golf at Cornell University, and he was captain of the team his senior year. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University's engineering college, with studies in environmental and agricultural engineering. His golf team experience at Cornell allowed him to see many classic courses on the East Coast.
After Cornell, Paul went on to Harvard University where he received a Masters in Landscape Architecture. Paul also received a prestigious Penny White grant for travel to Scotland to study classic precedents in golf architecture.
Paul is also the Director of Golf Course Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland, which is one of the only Masters level golf course architecture education programs in the world.
Paul is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and a Principal in the Golf design firm, Albanese & Lutzke.