Kisha Patterson

Kisha Patterson

Buffalo, NY, US




Draws on boundless creativity and extensive experience to produce excellent work in all phases of design and construction. Works with enthusiasm and growth mindset; thinks and communicates graphically and logically; and learns and incorporates new design tools and methods quickly. Leads peer and junior team members in all production phases, while managing consultant coordination and delivery.Motivated by implementing the best architectural solution while exceeding client and user needs 


○      NYS Registered Architect

○     NCARB Certified  


○      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 Expert 

○      Photoshop & InDesign

○      Adaptive Reuse & Historic Tax Credit Projects

○      Residential, multi-family residential Design

○      Educational and Cultural Design

○      Commercial and Multi-site Design



McF Architects, Pittsburgh Pa, Project Architect/ Project Manager

Project Architect/ Project Manager for Mid-sized architecture and planning firm focusing on university, historic, and adaptive reuse projects.
○ Led consultant coordination, building envelope design and detailing from design development through construction documents on the $22 million Latimer Library Renovation and Addition at St. Vincent College. The project transformed the existing library into the campus information and collaboration hub.
○ Established program and schematic design and went on to lead a small team through design development to construction documents for the historic Bentley Hall, Allegheny College. Followed the secretary of interior standards and LEED guidelines to preserve the 200-year-old structure. The complete renovation includes a new elevator, accessible toilets, structural stabilization, new mechanical systems and the loving restoration of existing wood and plaster finishes within the solid masonry building. The $13 million project is slated to open in June of 2020.

Oct 2017 - 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.

Oct 2012 - Apr 2013

KLYPT Studio, Buffalo, NY, US, Owner/Designer

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 - Feb 2013

Foit-Albert Associates, Architecture, Engineering and Surveying, P.C., 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 - May 2004

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 2002 - Sep 2003

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 - May 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.

Jul 2000 - Oct 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 - Jul 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

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