Stuart Patterson

Stuart Patterson

Saint Louis, MO, US



I am driven to deliver high-quality results on schedule and under budget, while meeting the goals of the Client and exceeding the expectations of the Firm, through a continuous and resolute process of Measuring, Monitoring, Evaluating and Correcting processes and resources to accomplish project objectives.



SDP Architects, Inc., Saint Louis, MO, US, Founder & President

Founder & President

Select Clients:
New Trend Design & Planning Services, St. Louis, MO / Project Manager, 2010 – Present
- Provide design, project management and construction administration services for commercial and residential clients, completing over 100 projects to date
- Marketed the Firm’s services and qualifications to generate 9 new Residential Clients within 8 weeks

Jacobs Engineering Group, St. Louis, MO / Project Manager, 2011 – 2014
- Eliminated 27% of Construction Expenditures for Government Sector projects by streamlining designs, proposing alternate construction means & methods and negotiating costs with Contractors
- Managed with Clients, Contractors and in-house Engineers the design and construction of over 10 simultaneous projects to achieve on time and under budget completion of Unilever’s expansion program
- Performed over 60 facilities condition assessments for US Army Corps of Engineers and provided necessary data for facilities repairs, modernization and expansion of Air Force Bases

Living Patriot, St, Louis, MO / Financial & Project Manager, 2009-2011
- Co-developed a new design and manufacturing company to introduce the company's first products, "Living Patriot" honorary merchandise, to the market under budget and within 2 years of products conception
- Advanced the Living Patriot “5-Point Pledge” to honor wounded heroes by, to date, employing 2 disabled veterans, donating 5% of sales to veterans charities, granting over 2,500 honorary flag display prisms

Oct 2009 - current

HOK, Saint Louis, MO, US, Project Manager

- Earned 22% Design Services Profit on 3 inherited, directionless Justice projects by overhauling the existing Project Plan, Team Structure and Delivery Process, resulting in exceptional post-project Client assessments
- Planned, organized and managed multiple commercial, corporate office and government projects on schedule and under budget, while fostering positive relationships with clients, team members and governing agencies

Jul 2007 - Oct 2009

Oculus Inc., Saint Louis, MO, US, Project Manager, Accounts Manager

- Earned 20+% Design Services Profit on all inherited Commercial Banking projects by eliminating Scope Creep and providing Additional Services in accordance with the Contract, resulting in added value for the Firm
- Reviewed and developed revisions to Fifth Third Bank’s strategy for its St. Louis expansion program, including design, technical and construction issues, to ensure compliance with governing codes, regulations and policies

Aug 2006 - Jul 2007

Construx of Illinois / CDG Architects, Springfield, IL, US, Project Director

- Directed and managed Design-Build services, from programming through construction, on a large Gold’s Gym with a very tight schedule, enabling it to open on time and generated over 25% profit for the Company
- Supervised and ensured compliance with Governing Agencies', Company's and Clients' work site safety programs, protecting construction workers and others from potential on-site hazardous conditions and practices

Jul 2003 - Mar 2006

Huff – Patterson, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Vice President, Partner

- Supervised the complete project process, from concept development through construction, for 5 Illinois Public Elementary, Middle and High School Districts, achieving campus expansion and renovation goals on time and under budget, leading to additional projects for the Firm
- Mentored 100% of Architectural Interns to pass the Architect Registration Exam and obtain their Architecture Licenses within 2 years by implementing and conducting an in-house Accreditation Training Program

May 2001 - Jul 2003

Teng & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Project Manager, Project Architect

- Managed over $2.5 million in annual design services fees and an in-house design team of over 15 to complete on time and under budget multiple overlapping United Airlines and Department of Aviation Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity projects at O’Hare International Airport, leading to additional projects for the Firm
- Oversaw the design and construction of the sound attenuation of over 3,000 single-family homes near O’Hare International Airports, resulting in the award of over 500 single-family homes near Midway Airport
- Co-managed the Employee Incentive Program bonus distribution for the Aviation Sector of the Firm

Jan 1997 - May 2001

Legat Architects, Inc., Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect

- Consistently solved design and constructability issues while completing on time the design and construction documentation of renovations and expansions for Chicago area Public Elementary and Middle School Districts

Dec 1994 - Jan 1997


University of Illinois Chicago, Urbana-Champaign, IL, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 1992 - Jan 1995

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, US, BArch, Architecture Studies

Aug 1987 - Aug 1992

Areas of Specialization