Paul De Santis

Goettsch Partners, Co-Design Director | Chicago, United States


Paul De Santis is a design partner at Goettsch Partners. As such, he leads the design on many of the firm’s projects in the U.S. and China. Continually focused on developing the studio culture in both the Chicago and Shanghai offices, he directs designs for commercial office, hotel and mixed-use developments.

Mr. De Santis excels at setting a high level of design quality within exceptionally tight timeframes. He further brings a deep respect and passion for the design process, and he is constantly challenging himself and those around him to elevate the thought and execution behind each project.

Recent work in the U.S. includes the first Viceroy hotel in the Midwest, located in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood, and the LEED Platinum-certified Zurich North America Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. Recent work in China focuses on several tall and supertall buildings, as well as…

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