Paul Prejza

Founder and Executive Vice President of the design firm Sussman-Prejza

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Providing strategic planning and technical knowledge, Paul expands Sussman/Prejza’s noted graphics capabilities with his architectural and urban planning expertise.  

Paul's extensive experience in analysis and planning of system-wide wayfinding and graphics programs have been instrumental in the success of urban and waterfront renewal projects including Culver City, Long Beach, Philadelphia, and Santa Monica. Recently, he guided the development of new signing ordinances for the Hollywood Entertainment District which have refashioned the area's urban landscape. 

Paul has taught at the USC School of Architecture, lectured at several schools, and has spoken at numerous design conferences. He has received awards from the California Council of the AIA, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisor, AIGA, as well as AIA Institute Honors in 1985 for his role on the design team for the 1984 Summer Olympics. 

Paul completed his Bachelor of Arts for Architecture and Architectural History at Pennsylvania State University, Pennsylvania and received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.

Paul Prejza on KCRW

There was a time when Los Angeles was turned into one giant unified space - the 1984 Olympics, considered one of the most successful in Olympic history.

Designing the 1984 Olympics

There was a time when Los Angeles was turned into one giant unified space - the 1984 Olympics, considered one of the most successful in Olympic history.

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