Paul Preissner, AIA is an architect and educator. He is founder of Paul Preissner Architects. His work leans on experience from architecture, academia, and art to produce projects that resist immediate gratification and encourage deeper reflection on context, shape, and surrounding. He has received numerous awards and recognitions, including inclusion in the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam and the Buenos Aires International Biennial of Architecture, and his work has been collected by the Art Institute of Chicago. Preissner has taught at the Southern California Institute of Architecture, held the Hyde Chair at the University of Nebraska, and been a visiting artist at the School of the Art Institute.