Patrick is always eager to help a compelling cause, and has an unmatched attention to detail. His design expertise ranges from educational to worship to humanitarian projects. He is fueled by peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
How did you decide on your career path?
I have wanted to be an architect ever since I was asked to draw a house in kindergarten. I’m telling you; I was the only kid who drew a floor plan.
What is your favorite part of the design process?
Designing buildings presents challenging puzzles that we get to solve – we’re putting all the pieces together in a way that is both functional and beautiful. In the end, bringing the vision of a client or community to life is very satisfying.
How are you creating vibrant communities through design?
One of my favorite projects is an updated visitors center and exhibit space at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve in western Wisconsin. The property itself is unique, because it was preserved through a partnership between the State of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation. Knowing the value nature provides in sparking curiosity, I’m excited for what this project will do for the community and visitors.
What makes Siouxland a great place to live?
Siouxland is a great mix of city culture and country living. It’s perfect for me and my family.
Where is your favorite place to visit in the Midwest?
I love all the rocky coastlines of the Upper Peninsula.
Kids: Five little ones.
Pet: Dog Rosie (1/2 Aussie, 1/2 golden), cat Fred, and chickens.
Personality: Easy going.
College Mascot: The color plaid. (Really.)
Pantone Color: 5807.
Spirit Animal: Golden retriever.
Bucket List: Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
Hobby: Board games.
Vacation: Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Book: The Brothers Karamazov.
Binge: Chips and salsa.
Team: Texas Rangers.
Music: Fleet Foxes.
Irrational Fear: Glitter.
Time Travel: Dinosaurs.