Senior Vice President, Director of Design
Paul Karnath is The Director of Design and a Senior Vice President for the GID Development Group. He has a multi-faceted international background that spans design, construction and finance. He is a registered Architect and has worked as a senior project manager/designer in the United States and multiple international locations around the world. He has also worked in the construction management/general contracting business in managerial roles for approximately 10 years prior to joining GID. He is a registered architect and AIA member fand has practiced architecture in Boston and Paris. Prior to his career in design and construction, Mr. Karnath worked in the international financial money markets in New York for 6 years. He is currently responsible for all aspects of design within the GID Development Group projects.
Throughout his career, Mr. Karnath has been involved in a wide variety of projects as both a designer and a builder both locally and internationally. He has been involved in a wide breadth of building types including large mixed use projects, office, hotel/resort, multi-family residential, custom residential, retail, laboratory, airport, restaurant, corporate interiors, renovation and new construction. At GID, he has been involved in a variety of luxury urban high-rise projects in Seattle, New York and Houston throughout design and construction, as well as mixed use master plans in Houston and Atlanta.
Prior to joining GID, Mr. Karnath worked internationally for the design firm Arte Charpentier out of Paris and domestically for the design firm Elkus/Manfredi and the Construction Management firm John Moriarty and Associates in Boston. during his career in Paris, he worked on a multitude of international projects including hotel, mixed use and hospitality projects in France as well as commercial, mixed use, airport, hospitality and highend residential villas located in Thailand, China, New Caledonia and other locations. While at Elkus/Manfredi, he worked as a senior project manager as well as a designer on project types such as mixed use, commercial, corporate headquarters, prototype and flagship retail, residential and institutional, working with clients such as MassDevelopment, Equity Offices, Venator Group, Marsh & McLennan and other private developers. Mr. Karnath also worked for Graham Design Ltd. as their on-site Project Design Consultant, on two separate large scale five star resorts, The Palmeraie Hotel Resort located in Marrakech, Morocco and The Seven Seas Resort located in Side, Turkey.
Mr. Karnath holds a BS in Business Administration from Villanova University. He also holds a BA in Architecture and Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a NCARB certified, registered architect and a LEED accredited professional.