Patrick is a licensed architect at Progressive Companies and formerly a senior project manager in the Detroit office of SmithGroup, where he brought a proven passion for management, leadership, financial success, and innovative design solutions to each of his clients and projects. Patrick has spent more than 20 years working in various specialties including Workplace, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Commercial, Retail, and Food Service. He has successfully managed diverse project teams to uncover clients’ passions and concerns while building consensus, creating a unified team vision, and delivering projects that exceed each client’s and team’s goals.

Patrick was born and raised in Midland, Michigan, among many Alden B. Dow-designed buildings. He viewed Dow’s homes as personal and exceptional examples of great design and was inspired to learn to create inspiring buildings and environments for others. He attended the University of Michigan (B.S. Arch. 1995 and M. Arch. 1997) and lived and worked in Boston, before returning to the Detroit area to raise his family. Patrick enjoys exploring and working in Detroit, spending his free time at Detroit Golf Club, working swim meets for his sons’ various teams, and supporting the University of Detroit Jesuit High School where his youngest son and his classmates and teammates learn to become men for others in the Jesuit tradition.

At this point in his professional career and personal development, Patrick wants others in the metro Detroit architectural community to benefit from his experience, knowledge, financial acumen, and advanced leadership skills so others can continue to develop advance, and learn from both his successes and missteps. Patrick is a thoughtful and patient leader who delivers added value and facilitates interdisciplinary, cross-functional collaboration among his teams and clients. He is eager to partner with the AIA Detroit Board of Directors to operationalize their Strategic Plan and continue to improve our profession and communities in metro Detroit.