Pat devotes his career to serving the public sector and making a difference in his community. Pat co-founded StudioGC in 1992 to design excellent educational facilities. He leads a group of energetic design professionals to exceed client's expectations. StudioGC boasts 24 school district clients in the Chicago Metropolitan area. His involvement includes master planning, educational specifications, long-range facility planning, spatial curriculum development, and design. He excels at complex renovations that involve many moving parts.

Pat's personal interest in education compliments his professional experience. This helps Pat recognize the needs of students, faculty, and administrators. He translates these into successful, thoughtful solutions. He uses an interactive design process. He immerses clients in project possibilities on the journey to final decisions.

Pat is a K-12 design leader. His expertise in many topics helps him understand the changing world of education on the teacher-student ecosystem. He applies his knowledge to adaptable 21st century learning environments. To Pat, sustainable design includes operational costs as well as environmental impact. Pat uses these principles to ensure each project meets the needs of today and the future. This creates the most value for school districts in the near and long term.