Executive Director



Paul Bakalis was a featured speaker at The K12 Facilities Forum’19

Mr. Paul G. Bakalis has a 30 year career in developing the potential of companies exceeding their own expectations for sustained growth and increased profits. His personal culture is based on Integrity, Trust, Confidence, Collaboration, and Shared Success.

As a licensed architect and senior executive within both Top 10 design and construction firms, Paul has provided value in business and client management, as well as team leadership for the delivery of education, technology, science, and healthcare projects throughout the Western United States, nationally, and around the world.

Paul operates from the perspective that, as designers and constructors, we advance ideas; ideas that enhance interactions, reflect new technologies, and enrich human activities rather than simply containing them. He recognizes that our environment shapes our activities, so it is important to give particular attention both to the nature of those activities and to the design that advances them. Paul’s consistent approach to these services is sustainably providing opportunities for the best and most appropriate use of earth’s resources, wasting nothing in the implementation of the built environment.

Paul feels privileged to be appointed to the position of Executive Director with the Arizona School Facilities Board and toward making a significant contribution partnered with the SFB Board Members in funding the capital investments that create engaging learning environments where all the children and young adults of Arizona thrive.