“In the grand scheme of things, structural engineers provide spaces and connection. We help design buildings where people can live, work, and collaborate. We have gotten so good at it that we can design buildings and spaces that don’t look like they should stand up, but they do. We provide a level of safety that people aren’t fully aware of, but rely on every day.”
Over the years, DCI leadership has seen Patrick’s project experience rapidly expand for high-rises, retail, hospitality, office, residential, and mixed-use buildings. He has quickly advanced his role and involvement at the firm, from project management to co-chairing the in-house high-rise technical committee. Patrick enjoys being connected to the cities and communities his projects are located in since watching the development take shape validates all the effort in helping the city grow. He also finds it rewarding to assist clients in understanding the benefits, costs, or limitations of structural systems so they are more informed about the structural feasibility of their design ideas. Patrick accompanies them into the thinking process of scale, coordination, and detailed elements – transforming initial assumptions of a structural approach into an achievable, planned integration.
- If you weren’t an engineer, what would you be? I would have ended up as an accountant. No story; just would have ended up crunching away with numbers somehow.
- What would you name an engineering superhero? I always thought that ‘Vector’ from Despicable Me would be a great engineering superhero name.
- What is your favorite place, building, or built environment at your current city of residence? My favorite place is the Palisades restaurant. I love being on the water, it has phenomenal views, and the food is pretty good too.