Patrick Geske

Patrick Geske

Los Angeles, CA, US



Patrick is a Los Angeles-based designer, writer, and educator. He has practiced architecture in Los Angeles and at Sea Ranch, and has taught design studios at SCI-Arc. He currently teaches at the Woodbury University School of Architecture. As a contributor to Archinect, he writes Under the Skin, a series of long-form building reviews exploring the cultural relevance of particular buildings within the many contexts of Los Angeles. He designs smallish things under the moniker Patio, or one of its leetspeak versions. 

He holds a Master of Architecture from SCI-Arc, where he was awarded the Gehry Prize for Best Graduate Thesis, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and Film Studies from Creighton University. While there, he won the Oscar M. Macelliao Poetry Prize for a short collection of poetry. Before entering architecture, he worked in the film industry, where he directed and edited numerous short films, music videos, and commercials. In his design work, he filters interests of poetry and film through architecture, exploring the poetics of form through a range of diverse mediums and instantiations.

Patrick's Featured Articles on Archinect

Is it a Museum? An Up Close and Personal Review of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Broad Museum, Wed, Feb 13 '19

The Broad is much more than a building, so to review it only as a physical object would be to fall for the decoy. The Broad is playing next-level games with art and real estate, in a similar way that Trump played next-level games with the media during his campaign. The benefit to ...

Is it a Museum? An Up Close and Personal Review of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Broad Museum

Under the Skin; An Intimate Building Review of AC Martin's LADWP Headquarters, Tue, Sep 18 '18

Under the Skin is a new review series that focuses on buildings in Los Angeles. Each review selects one finished building, whether newly built or long-time-standing, and takes an in-depth look at it in order to get under its skin. In this first installment, we take a look at the Department of ...

Under the Skin; An Intimate Building Review of AC Martin's LADWP Headquarters

RE: Educational Complacency & Serious Misunderstandings, Thu, Sep 6 '18

In last week’s article, “Has Educational Complacency Diminished Today's Discourse?,” an uncredited image of my thesis project was completely taken out of context and written about in a way that severely mischaracterizes the nature of my thesis.

RE: Educational Complacency & Serious Misunderstandings

Cross-Talk #2: Patrick Geske on 'Pedagogy' Today, Thu, Jul 27 '17

At its core, architecture is a personal pursuit that involves an itinerant and systematic questioning of everything one grows up to find in the world—pre-existing as it were, solid and opaque as if somehow natural.

Cross-Talk #2: Patrick Geske on 'Pedagogy' Today


Woodbury University, Adjunct Faculty

Aug 2018 - current


Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, M. Arch I

Sep 2013 - Sep 2016


Gehry Prize, Award

for Best Graduate Thesis, SCI-Arc


Areas of Specialization