Stuart Patterson

Stuart Patterson

Saint Louis, MO, US



I am a Senior Project Manager with an outstanding track record of managing multi-million dollar design and construction projects, including experience in commercial, government, justice, corporate office, aviation, education and residential markets.  I have developed projects from schematic design through construction administration and daily interaction with clients, contractors, design teams and firm management.  And, I am passionate about completing projects on time and at maximum profitability, while fostering a high-quality work environment and professional growth of project team members.



SDP Architects, Inc., Saint Louis, MO, US, Founder & President

Responsible for overall project management, architectural design, team management, construction coordination and building condition assessments for ground up and renovation projects. Also, responsible for financial management, contracts, schedules, manufacturing, assembly and shipping.

Selected SDP Clients

Jacobs Engineering Group, St. Louis, MO / Project Management, 2011 – 2014
▪ Managed the design and construction of multiple simultaneous projects with clients, contractors and in-house engineers to achieve on time and within budget completion
▪ Monitored, measured and evaluated construction cost expenditures, developed cost estimates and directed cost savings, preserving the client over 22% in construction costs
▪ Oversaw the construction of General Services Administration projects, ensuring on-time and within budget completion, which led to additional projects for the firm
▪ Performed existing facilities condition assessments for US Army Corps of Engineers and provided necessary data for facilities repairs, modernization and expansion

New Trend Design & Planning, St. Louis, MO / Project Management, 2010 – 2014
▪ Provided design and project management services for commercial and residential clients, completing over 100 projects to date

Living Patriot, St. Louis, MO / Financial & Project Management, 2009 – 2011
▪ Co-formed a new design and manufacturing company with appropriate structure to introduce the company's first new product, "Living Patriot Flag Display Prism", to the market within budget and 2 years of product conception

Oct 2009 - current

HOK, Inc., Saint Louis, MO, US, Project Manager

Responsible for total project management from concept development through construction completion of commercial, government, corporate office and justice projects.
▪ Successfully planned, organized and managed new commercial office, corporate interiors and government projects on schedule and within budget, while fostering positive relationships with clients, design team members and governing agencies
▪ Assumed Project Manager role on three justice projects and improved financial performance from a projected loss to +20% profit, while increasing team production and client satisfaction

Jul 2007 - Oct 2009

Oculus Inc., Saint Louis, MO, US, Project Manager / Accounts Manager

Responsible for oversight and management of projects and client accounts in the retail banking sector.
▪ Streamlined operating process for financial institution projects, significantly reducing cycle time and costs, while improving customer satisfaction

Aug 2006 - Jul 2007

Construx of Illinois / CDG Architects, Springfield, IL, US, Project Director

Responsible for project management, design and construction management of commercial projects.
• Performed design-build turnaround on a large health club project, completing it from concept design through construction, generating over 25% profit for the company
• Marketed the company to successfully obtain a $15 million religious facility renovation project

Jul 2003 - Mar 2006

Huff – Patterson, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Vice President / Partner

Responsible for complete project management from concept development through construction.
▪ Implemented an accreditation training program, resulting in 100% of eligible employees passing the Architect Registration Examination and obtaining their architecture licenses within 2 years
▪ Generated and managed design fees in excess of $1,400,000 per year for firm of 8 employees

May 2001 - Jul 2003

Teng & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager / Project Architect

Responsible for project management and design of aviation projects primarily at O’Hare International Airport.
• Fostered existing client relationships and generated new aviation facilities projects, while exceeding company financial and client survey expectations

Jan 1997 - May 2001

Legat Architects, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect

Responsible for design and construction documentation of elementary and middle school renovations and expansions for Chicago area public school districts.
• Completed all project responsibilities on time, while creatively solving design and constructability issues

Dec 1994 - Jan 1997


University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 1992 - Jan 1995

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, US, BArch, Architecture Studies

Aug 1987 - Aug 1992

Areas of Specialization 


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