Paul Engel is the director and curator, Harkness House for the Commonwealth Fund.
With a background in architecture and design he coordinates building operations with the AVP, Administration; Building Manager and Office Manager. The goal is to maintain the building as a safe, comfortable and welcoming space for staff and visitors. This includes in-house design projects to advance the building as a high-performance workspace, overseeing long range capital improvement projects and working across departments to ensure the building reflects the Fund’s mission and brand. Drawing on his appreciation for the building and the Fund’s history he conducts tours of the building for outside educational, cultural and civic organizations.
Prior to joining the Fund in 2003 he provided design services to the Fund for interiors, furnishings and capital improvement projects. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rhode Island School of Design and Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University.