Since 2007, Patricia has been employed with the architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, where she is currently a senior associate. Her approach to architecture centers on the balance between thoughtful design and environmental consciousness. Committed to advancing dialogue within the industry, she volunteers her time locally and nationally on topics of design, sustainability, biophilia, and equity.
Notable projects Patricia has or is currently working on include an eighth-grade classroom at Waldorf School of Pittsburgh (Living Building Challenge Petal Certification, Materials Petal, targeted); ANSYS Hall, an innovative maker-space, at Carnegie Mellon University (LEED 2009 Gold targeted); Hazelwood Green Plaza; Frick Environmental Center (LEED v2.0 Platinum, Living Building Challenge); Schlinger Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Laboratory at California Institute of Technology (LEED v2.0 Gold).
Patricia has been featured in and/or authored several articles, magazines, and books related to sustainability, and has been a speaker at numerous seminars and conferences. She serves on AIA Pittsburgh’s Education Committee and AIA Pennsylvania’s Subcommittee on the Environment, and is a co-facilitator of the Pittsburgh Living Future Collaborative. Volunteer activities have included FEC Tours (National Organization of Minority Architects, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University), proposal reviewer (AASHE Conference, Greenbuild 2017), and design charrette participant (Carnegie Mellon University).