how we work...
Practice is a Dallas based design office that engages in creating socially informed and culturally relevant architectures that take advantage of the built environments ability to enable, empower and make resilient the diverse agendas of the publics it interacts with. The office strongly believes in the performative capacity of design, where material devices instigate situations and give agency to the actors in the network in which it exists. We are not interested in deterministic design, but in the ability for specificity to lead to further iteration and re-appropriation of the devices for unimagined outcomes. Our design methodology is always informed out of preexisting intelligences found in our daily encounters with people, physical spaces, technologies, practices, societies, online realities, infrastructures, institutions, policies, etc. This complex and practically rich fieldwork is then mobilized as the material for architectural invention–not as a means of romanticizing the as found, but as a way of assuring relevance.
Patrick is the founder and director of the office. He is has been professor in Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) where he taught advanced studio with Andrés Jaque. He holds two masters degrees in architecture, the first from the University of Texas at Arlington and the second from Columbia University, GSAPP. He has experience in both design and construction and has been practicing since 2007. He has received numerous awards and recognition for his work including the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize for Design Excellence and most recently designed the winning project for the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program in partnership with Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation.
Kristin is the lead architectural designer at Practice. She has a background in painting, retail sales and management and architectural design at multiple scales. Kristin has worked for multiple top firms in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area and brings a great deal of knowledge in design and construction management. Kristin has a bachelors degree in psychology from Texas Christian University and a masters degree in architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington.