Paul Pascoe was a prominent Canterbury architect and one of the first architects to introduce modernist architecture to Christchurch on a large scale. He started his studies in architecture with Cecil Wood of Christchurch, and worked in Britain with Berthold Lubetkin Tecton during the 1930s . He rejoined the office of Cecil Wood in 1938, before commencing practice on his own account in 1939.
One of his first commissions was Canterbury Court at the Centennial Exhibition 1940. His Christchurch International Airport building of 1956, which was awarded a NZIA Gold Medal, and the Drainage Board Building of 1967 are both fine examples of modernist architecture on a commercial scale.
Other accomplishments include winning a competition for the redesign of Cathedral Square and being a finalist in the Christchurch Town Hall competition. His own home is a Sumner landmark.
Paul Pascoe formed separate partnerships with notable contemporaries Humphrey Hall and Walter Linton.
Christchurch Airport Terminal 1962
Christchurch Airport current.