Tyler Patin established studioPATINA in 2007 after his professional emergence working in the area of Architecture, Urban Design, and Planning, gaining experience on numerous municipal and state projects including the Master Plan for Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana and Racourcci Island State Park in addition to several projects for clients such as Halliburton and KBR. While working on his architecture degree at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, he studied abroad in Mexico City, Mexico and Rome, Italy receiving the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society Award for International Scholars. With his scholarship, Tyler analyzed and documented the dichotomy of modern architecture in a historical setting, studying the work of Luis Barragan and visiting the ancient sites of Teotihuacán. Mr. Patin has also traveled to England, The Netherlands, and Romania to further his architectural research.
Since founding studioPATINA, Tyler has contributed to numerous projects ranging from residential design to implementing code for neo-traditional neighborhood developments. His passion for the cultural vernacular of the Deep South and it’s importance to the regional atmosphere is based on the principal that effective and beautiful architecture should be a symbiotic relationship with the land and people enriched by it.
Tyler recently joined the staff of TurboSquid, a digital media company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. The company sells custom-built and stock 3D models used in 3D graphics to a variety of industries, including computer games, architecture, and interactive training. TurboSquid is a partner with several industry leaders such as Autodesk, Gensler, Industrial Light and Magic, and Pixar.
A resident of the French Quarter, Tyler loves catching the eclectic range of musical performances and festivals occurring year round, not to mention the food, shops, and museums. Being a part of New Orleans is an exciting and eventful rendezvous Tyler is proud to be a part of.
TurboSquid, New Orleans, LA, US, 3D Quality Assurance - Artist Division
Assesses and evaluates three-dimensional digital files for compliance with several designated certification standards. Evaluates models in various 3D modeling and animation programs (3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Cinema4D, SketchUp, Revit, and Lightwave) in addition to tracking and submitting project information through JIRA and Zendesk Project Management software.
studioPATINA, New Orleans, LA US, Principal/Designer
Focus of work consists of creating residential and commercial architectural solutions from initial conceptual design through project management. Emphasis on Regional/ Vernacular architectural design in addition to master planning for several South Louisiana communities. As Partner, helped to program client expectations, balance functional and business objectives with project requirements, schedule, and oversee budget constraints as needed. Design responsibilities continued through the leadership of master planning, conceptual design, schematic design, and design development to project architecture.
Development Concepts, Lafayette, Louisiana, Planner/Consultant
Assisted in the general design analysis and worked with the planning team for several municipal projects in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. Focus of work consisted of Land Use and Planning Analysis, Development Feasibility Studies, Development Impact Studies. Oversaw several charette panels allowing citizens of impacted jurisdictions to share information and have input regarding proposed development.
d+b Architecture, Lafayette, LA, US, Intern Architect
Assisted in the general production of construction documentation and worked with the principal architect in the design of numerous commercial and industrial projects. Focus of work consisted of mixed- use residential and commercial projects. Worked with clientele on space planning, renovations and adaptive re-use to existing facilities. Oversaw the production of detail documentation for affiliated projects in addition to creating three-dimensional renderings for clientele. Created BIM/3-D drawings and files for mechanical, structural, and electrical systems for projects in accordance to CAD standards.
Visual Resource Center - University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, US, Staff Assistant
Collaborated in the management of a graphic design and 3D modeling computer labs and related computer networks. Coordinated the creation of an electronic circulation database for use within the College of the Arts. Supervised the use of all electronic equipment in addition to training faculty and students on proper use of equipment. Assisted in the purchasing/management of the design collections, including a slide library containing over 150,000 images. Consulted in the writing of a $32,000 grant proposal for facility improvements and collection additions.
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA, US, Architecture
School of Architecture and Design, Lafayette, LA USA