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Patrick Simmons, Partner


Patrick Simmons, B.Arch., M.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, LEED® AP



In collaboration with Jason Martin, Patrick oversees the design and delivery of the firm's projects and its new business development and market diversification goals. He is regularly engaged with staff to contribute and guide progressive solutions for every client, as well as reinforcing the collaborative process woven into the firm’s culture.


With more than two and a half decades of experience, he has been Project Architect or Partner-in-Charge on a variety of corporate, industrial and institutional facilities. Like his partner, Patrick has become known for emerging with creative solutions from demanding design and budget constraints on large-scale projects.


He has contributed significantly to The Region’s corporate landscape, particularly through his design work on Enermodal Engineering’s Head Office, Canada’s most energy efficient office building, and BlackBerry’s massive 48-acre Northfield Campus at the north-end of Waterloo.


By pushing the boundaries of sustainable design for Enermodal, and meeting the fierce scheduling demands required by one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world, Patrick knows what it takes to deliver great architecture with outstanding results. In October 2011, the Enermodal facility represented Canada at the World Sustainable Building Conference in Helsinki Finland.


In addition to being a graduate of Carleton University’s School of Architecture, class of 1984, Patrick also has a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University. His professional affiliations include being a member of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and past chair of the Grand Valley Society of Architects.


Locally, he assists with community growth through his participation on the City of Waterloo’s Urbanization Committee as a key industry representative working with senior city planning staff to determine ways the city can facilitate development within new local and regional plan policies.