Mr. Paul Adamson, FAIA

Hospitality Studio Director,
TCA Architects

Contact Details

TCA Architects
Oakland, CA


Paul Adamson, FAIA is a San Francisco-based architect, writer and preservation advocate. As a design architect with Hornberger + Worstell, Inc. Paul has worked on designs for high-rise hotels, landmark restoration-reuse projects and student life facilities. He is the author of Eichler: Modernism Builds the American Dream, and has written numerous articles for journals and periodicals focusing on mid-century modernism residential architecture and planning. As a founding member of docomomo_noca, the Northern California working party of the DoCoMoMo, International (documentation and conservation of the modern movement), he has successfully advocated for recognition of mid-century modern architecture, in California, and was instrumental in the naming of two Eichler subdivisions to the National Register of Historic Places.


Columbia University in the City of New York
Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)
1982 To 1985

University of Oregon
1978 To 1980

Carnegie Mellon University
1976 To 1977

Job History

QC Curtainwall Consultant
September 2013 - present

Associate Board Member
January 2012 - present

Fellowship Nominating Committee member
January 2011 - present

New York City College of Technology
Online Design Critic
January 2011 - present

Home Tours Selection Committee member
January 2003 - present

Hornberger + Worstell Inc
Senior Associate; Design Architect
January 1994 - present

Board Member
January 2000 - January 2004

Author: Eichler: Modernism Re-builds the American Dream
January 1995 - January 2002

SMWM Architects
January 1990 - January 1991