Paul Gilger received his architectural degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1978, where he also studied theatrical set design at the College-Conservatory of Music. He received his Ohio architectural license in 1981. Paul joined Hedgpeth Architects in 1991, and has been a Senior Project Designer with the firm for 30 years. He specializes in residences (both high-end custom homes and work-force housing), theatres and medical facilities. With Hedgpeth Architects, Paul has designed over 2500 houses, the Sixth Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center in Cloverdale CA, and 15 projects for Marin Community Clinics, including four major clinic facilities. He also designs facilities for the renowned Safari West Wildlife Preserve north of Santa Rosa. In addition to architecture, Paul also works in the entertainment industry as a set designer and playwright. He conceived the off-Broadway musical revue “Showtune” that celebrates the songs of Broadway composer Jerry Herman; the revue now plays in theatres world-wide. Paul is chair of the Lincoln Highway Association National Mapping Committee and regularly conducts cross-country car tours on the Lincoln Highway (the first road across America). He has served as board secretary for the American Institute of Architects Redwood Empire Chapter, and currently serves on the board of the Safari West Wildlife Foundation.