Kisha Patterson

Kisha Patterson

Buffalo, NY, US




Draws on boundless creativity and 15yr design experience from concept to documentation through construction close out. Works with enthusiasm and growth mindset; thinks and communicates graphically and logically; and learns and incorporates new design tools and methods quickly and thoroughly. Motivated by implementing the best architectural solution, meet client and user needs, learning and putting that knowledge to work to building buildings.  Holds a Masters of Architecture and is registered architect in NY state, with NCARB certification.  15 years experience in architecture has taken me from architectural design, project management, thru coordination and construction management.  A passion for public and institutional architecture, a strong commitment to making the best design economical, build-able and beautiful and my interest in sustainable buildings and communities make an ideal candidate!



  • NYS Registered Architect, NCARB
  • 15 Years architectural experience
  • Track record of completed building projects



  • Project Management & Design team leader
  • Organized, self-starter
  • Public Speaking and Presentations
  • Programming and Space Planning
  • Schematic & Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Bidding & Construction Administration
  • By-hand sketching, rendering & visualization
  • Autocad & Revit
  • Photoshop & InDesign
  • Adaptive Reuse & Historic Tax Credit Projects
  • Residential, multi-family residential Design
  • Educational and Cultural Design
  • Commercial and Multi-site Design



HUNT Real Estate ERA, Buffalo, NY, US, Licensed Real Estate Sales Person

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson where I represented buyer and seller clients, assisting them in finding, purchasing and marketing their homes. As a result of my more than 15-years’ experience as a local artist and architectural designer, I have a passion for this area's unique architectural character and beauty. I understand how people use their homes, meaning I can connect prospective buyers with homes that will really work for them and fit their personality and lifestyle. I have assisted sellers in positioning their listings in an increasingly digital marketplace. This means finding the best list price, providing staging advice, selecting appealing photography, and providing excellent descriptions.

Apr 2013 - current

PattersonRWD, Buffalo, NY, US, Owner/Designe

Owner/Designer who offers freelance and contract architectural and graphic design to clients that include architects, engineers, and commercial, residential building owners as well as real estate management organizations. I use this KLYPT Studio name to promote all of my other creative outlets including blog, online ETSY online market place to market my original hand knit garments and patterns. I am also a productive artist exploring conceptual themes in oil paintings and my installation art was selected for exhibition during City of Night 2013.

Jan 2007 - current

The Frizlen Group, Buffalo, Intern Architect

Intern Architect contributing to the design development and documentation phases of several residential and mix-use projects located in Buffalo. These included the 2013 project at the northwest corner of Delaware and Virginia that included 12 apartments, office space and a restored carriage house in the rear. My other responsibilities included photographing, surveying the type and condition and documenting the windows and doors of the Pierce Arrow Administration building on Elmwood Avenue. This project was in preparation for applying for State Historic Preservation tax credits.

Jul 2012 - Feb 2013

Foit-Albert Associates, Buffalo, NY, US, Architect Tech. III

Architect Tech. III responsible for architectural graphics, design development and construction documents in residential, commercial and educational projects. I worked on project for mainly public sector clients including HUD housing, The Buffalo Zoo Rain Forest Falls Exhibit, Buffalo City Schools Phase II Reconstruction and Phase III Feasibility Study. I also focused on schematic design, design development and construction documents for private clients including the Deer Creek Town homes in Ellicottville, NY. In addition, I executed innumerable marketing and schematic design graphics for clients, proposals

May 2004 - Oct 2006

Carmina and Wood, P.C., Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect responsible for design development, construction documents, and construction administration for commercial, residential and interior design projects. I prepared preliminary design and presentation materials for both low-income and upscale residential projects; this included site planning, floor plans, elevations and estimating. I worked on the renovation and interior plans for the firm’s current office location: Carmina-Wood-Morris PC 487 Main St. Buffalo, NY.

May 2003 - May 2004

Robert Coles Architect, P.C., Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect working on construction management and construction documents for public and private clients. I Coordinated bidding and construction management for the Phase III Renovations to the Friends to the Elderly Facility (City of Buffalo). As an interior design architect, I selected the interior finishes and fixtures for this project, upgraded over 75% of the center to meet ADA guidelines, while expanding the program space within the building. I also worked on construction documents and bidding for the North Jefferson Library (City of Buffalo).

Jun 2001 - Sep 2002

The Sear-Brown Group, Buffalo, NY, US, Intern Architect

Intern Architect working with multi-site commercial projects, where I prepared construction documents, performed design review and engineering coordination as well as fixture, furniture and equipment take off’s, and graphic documents for state liquor and pharmacy licensing.

Nov 2000 - May 2001

Peter J. Smith and Co. Inc, Buffalo, NY, US, Neighborhood Planner

Neighborhood Planner on the City of Buffalo Comprehensive Neighborhood Plan. I compiled and analyzed the urban design features, residential character and architecturally/historically significant structures for each planning community. I reported my findings with graphics, and narratives that were included in the planning document.

May 2000 - Sep 2000


University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, US, MArch, School of Architecture and Planning

Sep 1999 - Feb 2007

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture

Sep 1992 - May 1996

Areas of Specialization