Paul Chinowsky, 2018.
Director, Program in Environmental Design
Program Director

Office: ENVD 166

Dr. Paul S. Chinowsky is the Director of the Program in Environmental Design and a Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Professor Chinowsky is currently conducting research in the areas of infrastructure adaptation to climate change and high performance organizations. His high performance organization research includes topics covering innovation, learning organizations, and the role of strategic management in organization success. Prof. Chinowsky is currently focusing on the application of Social Network Analysis to high performance design organizations at the organization and project levels.

In the area of climate change, Prof. Chinowsky has developed one of the first models that addresses an engineering perspective on infrastructure adaptation in direct response to climate change. He is currently working on research for groups including the Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations, and the World Bank to continue to refine these models and provide a global baseline for infrastructure adaptation costs. Prof. Chinowsky is actively collaborating on these topics with experts from economics, engineering, and climate in a global collaboration network. The climate work has now resulted in a new technology consulting spin-off, Resilient Analytics, a collaboration that includes CU students, industry, and academic researchers.

Prof. Chinowsky received his Bachelor and Master in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1987 and 1988 respectively. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in 1991.

Paul S. Chinowsky is a Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and the co-founder of Resilient Analytics, Inc. He developed one of the first models that addresses an engineering perspective on infrastructure adaptation in direct response to climate change. He has led technical analysis efforts for climate impact projects for groups including the Environmental Protection Agency, the United Nations, and the World Bank in efforts to determine long-term vulnerabilities and adaptation options for infrastructure. He has authored articles on infrastructure adaptation for multiple journals as well as contributed to publications by national and international agencies. Prof. Chinowsky holds Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a PhD in Civil Engineering from Stanford University.