Director | Commercial Studio
Patrick is the Director of our Commercial Studio, where he helps our team of talented architects and designers develop projects for a diverse clientele. He is also responsible for commercial design business development, working closely with our construction division. Patrick studied architecture at Miami University in Ohio before receiving his Master’s at Washington University in St. Louis and spending a semester abroad in Argentina. Patrick started his career in Fairfax, VA at a design-build firm before moving to an architecture firm in Columbus, Ohio. In 2008, he worked in Washington D.C. for a firm focused on boutique restaurants. He then progressed to Project Architect on large-scale developments, including the $300M City Center DC Apartments, a ten-acre site downtown.
Patrick found himself submerged in the craft early on. His father taught a college course on art and music’s influence on architecture. The dream was solidified at 12 years old during a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater.“The moment I realized it was even better than what I imagined was when they were telling the story of the homeowners who contracted Wright to build the home. They wanted the focus of the house to be around a stone where they sunbathed and spent most of their time. Wright built around that stone, making it the hearth of the home.”
One of his favorite places in Maine to find inspiration is Baxter State Park, where he finds the challenging Knife’s Edge trail to be one of the most rewarding views. At home, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife and son and playing piano.