Patrick Shannon Allen, RA | NCARB | LEED AP BD+C

Patrick Shannon Allen, RA | NCARB | LEED AP BD+C

Brooklyn, NY, US



Internationally studied architect attracted to Educational and Research design to make an impact larger than myself: Libraries to expand knowledge; Museums to enrich culture; and Observatories to enlarge dreams. Thirteen years building construction industry experience in Colorado, Minnesota, and New York City showing determination that far exceeds expectations with multitudes of challenges and typologies.


Perez Architecture, A.P.C., Brooklyn, NY, US, Senior Project Manager

Resiliency design and management of flood retrofit projects in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens with combined budgets in excess of $53 million; including Richard Meier’s Westbeth Center for the Arts approved Certificate of Appropriateness from Landmarks Preservation Commission and Manhattan Community Board 2; DOB approved and construction kicked-off. Short-listed for Brooklyn Navy Yard master planning and resiliency projects. Secured contract amendments for projects exceeding seven multiples of the original fee. Currently, the Brooklyn office Architectural Experience Program liaison providing intern mentor-ship.

May 2015 - current

Midyette Architecs P.C., Boulder, CO, US, Designer + Assistant Project Manager

Directly assisted principle in the operation of design/build on multiple Class-A commercial office, retail, and restaurant tenant improvement projects from 1k-85k square feet with $5k-$1.3 million budgets within fifteen buildings on the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado. City council approved presentation of 3rd floor addition preserving mountain views for Microsoft/Bing. Fire restoration of historic structure for The Oak; a James Beard semi-finalist restaurant.

May 2008 - Jul 2012

Net-Zero Single-Family Residence, Boulder, CO, US, Designer of Record

Net-Zero, passive solar design, 4,948 sqft, $1.3 million dollar budget that started as a solar access study on a sloping lot, to being awarded the project as an undergraduate student and then submission of permit set to the City of Boulder; construction completed before graduation with a structural engineer stamp and design/build contractor.

Structural Insulated Panel construction, solar tower with operable windows using heat stacking effect, dual sided fireplace between Living Room and Dining Room, roof deck with spiral stair access, heat pumps and Geo-thermal wells, solar tracking PV array, electric car receptacles; net-zero achieved, sold for $2.6 million.

Mar 2008 - Dec 2009

J.K. Concepts, Archietctural Millwork, Denver, CO, US, Project Manager + Millwork Draftsman

Engineering shop drawings of custom architectural millwork; responding to RFI, CCD, and Change Orders; project management for government buildings up to $65,000, hospital expansions up to $125,000, K-12 schools up to $75,000, churches from $35,000, and luxury kitchens up to $25,000.

Oct 2003 - Dec 2006

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO, US, Physical Science Aid

Using ArcGIS for quality control assessments of bathymetry measurements of the coastline surrounding the United States for calculation of the National Tsunami Warning System.

Aug 2005 - Jan 2006

Madsen Land Surveying, Fairmont, MN, US, Survey Draftsman

Drafting of plot plans, subdivisions, plat plans and submission to the county land surveyors office in Fairmont, MN.; range pole man, construction staking, setting iron pipe monuments at property lines, section corners, and G.P.S. markers in bituminous roadbeds.

Mar 1999 - Oct 1999


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Graduate Architecture + Urban Design

Architectural assemblage through complexity studies with digital tools for a revolution in design, construction, and the fabrication of form. Parametricism and the exploration of digital form finding was a large part of my education at Pratt, but the gambit of various modeling from computational to combinatorial, from kinematic animation to particle systems animation based on simple line drawings.

Aug 2012 - Jul 2015

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, US, BENVD - Environmental Design

Sustainable design practice through specific form finding and technological implementation. Community based design outreach programs, including a landscape architecture studio in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

Oct 2005 - May 2009


Berkeley Prize - Semi Finalist, Honorable Mention

International essay competition about designing a competition to fit a specific social need. Two years after Hurricane Katrina, I volunteered for a landscape architecture studio in New Orleans. The park I was assigned was inundated twice, first by Katrina, and secondly by 450 FEMA trailers currently occupying the site. My competition was to design better storm relief shelter.


Undergradute Student Paper Award, 1st Place

“Sacred Geometry, Neo-Platonic Number Systems, or Spatial Experience: Systems of Design within the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Amiens, France”


Areas of Specialization