Paul Emmons is a registered architect and the Patrick and Nancy Lathrop Professor in Architecture at Virginia Tech where he is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies. Emmons is based at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center and chair of its PhD in Architecture and Design Research program. He earned a PhD in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota. His research on design practices focusing on architectural drawing has been presented at venues around the world. His published work includes the book Drawing Imagining Building: Embodiment in Architectural Design Practices (2020) and coedited volumes: Ceilings and Dreams: The Architecture of Levity (2019), Confabulations: Storytelling in Architecture (2018) and The Cultural Role of Architecture (2012).