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“Nothing is ever dull in aviation architecture. It’s always new, challenging and forward thinking. I’m very lucky to be in such an exciting field of design.”
At Pat’s first job with an architecture and engineering firm, he was sent to a meeting for an airport project in St. Louis, filling in for a colleague who couldn’t attend – and he hasn’t looked back since. “The whole industry fascinates me – from aircraft technology to passenger amenities. Airport terminals embody the perfect combination of high civic aspiration, cutting-edge technology and amenities designed to serve, guide and delight a wide cross-section of humanity,” says Pat. He’s played a role in the maturation of aviation architecture over his three decades in the field. “Terminal design today is about creating environments that combine hospitality, wellness, workplace and leisure, in an environment layered with information technology, communications and security – all while answering client needs for efficiency, flexibility, clarity and revenue. Airports present a fascinating opportunity for architectural design that truly makes a difference to owners, airlines, passengers and communities.”
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Did You Know?
Pat is an avid amateur photographer. Equipped with his Canon EOS 5D, Pat captures stills of objects, both natural and man-made: cars, architecture, sailboats and flowers.