Bill Patek

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  • Madison, WI
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"The desire to create beautiful spaces" is what drew Bill to his career as a landscape architect. And create beautiful spaces he has. In addition to serving as office director for SmithGroup's Madison, Wisconsin location, Bill has built an extensive portfolio. These community and campus master plans renew urban cores, restore historic areas, provide thoughtful plans for growth, link people more effectively to their surroundings, and more. He has honed a specialty in institutional campuses, athletic facilities and park development. One plan that stands out for Bill is the University of Wisconsin-Madison East Campus Mall master plan, which established important pedestrian linkages in what had been a fragmented, urbanized corner of the campus. "It was a transformational project that changed the face of the entire eastern half of campus," Bill remarks. When Bill is after a little transformation, he heads to his cabin for a little backcountry kayaking, or into the kitchen: He's an accomplished chef who could imagine running his own restaurant.