John Paquin received his BFA, Design from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He currently holds the office of President on the Executive Board for AIA Charlotte, and is an adjunct lecturer and guest critic for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Architecture. As the Architecture Director of Zapata, John oversees a staff of architects and designers that excel in creating buildings and spaces that are efficient, well designed and measurably enhance the quality of life for those who work and live in them.