Michael Patrick AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Licenses held: DC, MD, VA, VT
Michael was born in Toronto, and raised in Tennessee and Texas. He worked in Boston, New York, Atlanta, Dallas, and Washington, D.C. before joining BVA in 2014 as a senior associate, bringing with him a portfolio of commercial work from leading international firms such as Leo A. Daly and Gensler, and ecclesiastic and single family residential projects from his own practice. Michael was named principal in 2018.
Michael attended the College of William and Mary (B.A. Linguistics) and later studied architecture at the University of Texas, Arlington (M. Arch), receiving the AIA Henry Adams School Medal. Both his parents are architects with philosophical and artistic interests and Michael embodies their renaissance spirit. Early in his architectural career, he discovered he had a facility for designing airports, libraries, university buildings, and other sophisticated commercial and institutional buildings, yet ultimately, he decided to focus on projects with the capacity to inspire the human mind and spirit. Traveling yearly on his father’s “Foundations of Civilization” study tours to Rome inspired his desire to bring the beauty of Europe’s churches to America. At BVA, Michael’s expertise imbues specialty institutional, commercial, and ecclesiastic work with deeply meaningful beauty and authenticity, while enriching his work with BVA’s broad array of residential clients.
Chair, Education Committee, Institute for Classical Art and Architecture, Washington Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Director At-Large and Lead Co-Chair, Partnerships and Outreach Committee, Association for Preservation Technology International
Founder and Co-Chair, Partnership for Catholic Sacred Architecture and the Living Presence Symposium Series
Steering Committee Member, Neighborhood Friends of George Washington’s Mt. Vernon