John Patkau founded Patkau Architects with Patricia in 1978. He is licensed in a number of jurisdictions in both Canada and the United States. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba. He is a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, a recipient of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, and a Member of the Order of Canada.
Patricia Patkau has shared design direction in Patkau Architects with John since the firm’s founding in 1978. She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University. In addition to practise, she is a Professor Emerita in the School of Architecture at the University of British Columbia where she taught for over 20 years. She is a Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the Royal Institute of British Architects, a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Art, a recipient of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal, and a Member of the Order of Canada.
Greg joined Patkau Architects in 1997 and became a Principal in 2013. Along with his fellow principals, Greg is responsible for setting the goals of the practice, in addition to leading projects and teams. Greg’s project experience at Patkau Architects has included university buildings, public libraries, private residences and hospitality development. He has extensive experience in all phases of project delivery from feasibility, master-planning, and conceptual design to contract administration. Greg studied philosophy and architecture at the University of British Columbia, and received the RAIC medal when he graduated with a Masters in Architecture.
Greg is a registered architect in BC and Alberta and a LEED Accredited Professional.
David joined Patkau Architects in 1990 and became a Principal in 2013. He is responsible for managing project design teams, quality control, and the fulfilment of program, schedule, and budget requirements. Consistently delivering projects of architectural and technical excellence, David was Project Architect for the Audain Art Museum, the Tula House, the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory at the University of British Columbia, the Gleneagles Community Centre in West Vancouver, Hamilton Village Student Housing Feasibility Study at the University of Pennsylvania, the Air Canada International Arrivals Lounge, and the Agosta Residence in Washington State, all of which have received international recognition.
David is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional.
Shane joined Patkau Architects in 2005 and became an Associate in 2012. He was Project Architect for the award winning Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport at the University of Toronto. Shane has more than fifteen years’ experience with complex project delivery for institutional clients. He was a senior team member on the Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre and worked on the envelope design for the Beaty Biodiversity Centre at the University of British Columbia. Shane received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1999 from University College Dublin, Ireland. He moved to Canada in 2001.
Shane is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional.
Peter joined Patkau Architects in 1989 and became an Associate in 2008. He is Project Architect for Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver and contributed to all phases of the Audain Art Museum in Whistler. Peter is experienced at every level of design and project delivery, contributing extensively to the University of Manitoba ARTLab, Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre, Bibliotheque Nationale du Quebec, Harbourfront Community Centre and School, Strawberry Vale School, Newton Library, and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. He was Project Architect for the Winnipeg Centennial Library, the Shaw House, and the Linear House on Saltspring Island.
Peter is a registered architect and LEED Accredited Professional.
Michael joined Patkau Architects in 2005 and became an Associate in 2016. He has more than twenty five years’ experience delivering private, federal, civic, and institutional projects in Canada and the United States. Michael has contributed extensively to the completion of numerous award winning buildings, most recently, the Audain Art Museum in Whistler BC, the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport at University of Toronto, and Fort York National Historic Site Visitors Centre, Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo.
Michael is a registered architect and CDT certified by the Construction Specifications Institute.
Thomas joined Patkau Architects in 2016. He received a Bachelor of Design with a specialization in Industrial Design from the University of Alberta and a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia. His graduate thesis was funded by a Hampton Grant and focused on material research and digitally controlled fabrication. This research was awarded the Vaughn Berg Memorial Prize in 2016. In addition to his studies, Thomas taught classes and workshops on digital modelling and parametric design at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at UBC.
Thomas is an Intern Architect, AIBC.
Marc joined Patkau Architects in 2013 while completing his Master of Architecture degree at Dalhousie University. He also holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Dalhousie University and BSc in Urban Geography from the University of Calgary. He has a special interest in complex emergent systems and is a specialist in architectural visualization. Marc has contributed to several projects and competitions, including Polygon Gallery, Audain Art Museum, Tula House, and Hadaway House.
Heba joined Patkau Architects in 2015. In addition to her architectural duties, Heba manages Social Media and Communications for Patkau. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Design with an emphasis on Industrial Design from the University of Alberta. Heba was the inaugural recipient of the Arthur Erickson Travel Study Award, recognizing her thesis study of the architecture of the Bahá’í Faith, which remains a passion. At UBC she served as a Teaching Assistant in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Environmental Design programs.
Heba is an Intern Architect, AIBC.
Luke joined Patkau Architects in 2009 and became a Senior Design Researcher in 2017. He is Project Architect for Yasodhara Ashram Temple of Light in BC, a project of unique structural complexity. Luke has contributed to several award winning projects, including the Audain Art Museum, Fort York National Historic Site Visitor Centre, Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, Fallingwater Cottages, and Daegu Gosan Public Library. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto, where his work in computer assisted fabrication was recognized on the RAIC Student Honour Roll. Luke continues to research the forefront of digital implementation in design and construction.
Luke is an Intern Architect, AIBC.
Anna joined Patkau Architects in 2015 as the firm’s Administrative Assistant and Receptionist.
She is currently working towards a double major in Anthropological Archaeology and Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia. She recently excavated with the KAMBE field school in Cyprus where she focused on the extant architecture of a Late Bronze Age city to understand the rise in social complexity on the island 3000 years ago.
Roberto joined Patkau in 2016. He is a specialist is Building Information Modeling and design. Roberto has experience in international projects, large a small. Before coming to Canada, He worked for six years for world renowned architects in Paris. He has a Master of Architecture degree focused on sustainable architecture from University IUAV of Venice, Italy and a Bachelor degree from University of Florence, Italy. His studies included a semester in the architecture school of Liège, Belgium.
Roberto is a registered architect in Italy.
Roy joined Patkau Architects in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters of Architecture from the University of British Columbia. His design research was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Medal and has been published widely, most recently by the ACSA, SITE Magazine, and CLOG Journal. He is an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, where he has taught courses in design fundamentals, digital media, and building information modeling
Pete joined Patkau in 2013 and became a Senior Design Researcher in 2017. He runs the Patkau Design Lab, a facility for design research, prototyping and material investigation. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as a Teaching Assistant, a Graduate Student Representative, and wrote for the student Journal, Issue. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2000 and, before studying architecture, enjoyed a career in the Chicago music and arts community. Pete was the main contributing author of Patkau Architects, Material Operations Princeton Architectural Press 2017.