Patty Boyle is the Corporate Director of Architecture for SmithGroupJJR, one of the largest architecture, engineering and planning firms in the US. Based in the Detroit office, Patty is responsible for establishing strategies for innovation in practice and delivery across all of the firms’ locations. With over 20 years of experience in design and architecture, Patty has completed a broad range of noteworthy projects, from the renovation and rehabilitation of buildings on the National Historic Register to corporate headquarters encompassing more than one million square feet. Patty is also dedicated to addressing diversity, engagement and inclusion in the practice of architecture. In 2015 Patty initiated ‘Detroit Women in Architecture’ – an informal group that supports and advances the work of women in architecture in the Detroit region.