Maxwell W. Pau


"Architecture and urban design are ultimately about the human experience. Through physical form, whether at the domestic or public scale, we have the opportunity to positively shape the way people interact with each other and with their environment."

Trained as both an architect and urban designer, Maxwell Pau focuses on the innovative design of residential and mixed-use projects in transit-oriented neighborhoods through thoughtful planning and contemporary architecture. Maxwell’s approach to design explores the balance of nature and architecture – the poetic and the utilitarian – which he connects to early influences from the Pacific Northwest, where he was born and raised. A dedicated advocate for livable cities, Maxwell is a leader in urban and mixed-use design. He is adept at shepherding complex and large-scale projects, from concept through construction, many involving multiple stakeholders and a rigorous approvals process at the local, state, and national levels. Through a combination of creative design and practical solutions, together with a commitment to collaboration, consensus-building, and design excellence, Maxwell has a track record of successful project delivery. Maxwell has worked with some of the nation’s most influential developers and institutions, including Extell Development Company, L+M Development Partners, RFR Realty, North American Properties, Lennar Multifamily Communities, The Cordish Company, Witkoff Group, and Denison University. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and his Master of Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Maxwell has been at BBB since 2000.