Patrick Jones

  • Patrick Jones Science Technology Studio Leader SmithGroup Dallas
  • Dallas Patrick Jones SmithGroup

Patrick is a big believer in collaboration, eager to hear from coworkers and clients. “One of the greatest values we as architects can bring is being a great listener,” he suggests. “The clients we work with are experts in their specific areas of focus. To not engage them in the discussions would be such a mistake.” Patrick appreciates their input long after a project is completed, too. “I really like visiting a project once it’s occupied to see and absorb how people are using it,” he says, which drives home the essential purpose of design. If Patrick could time travel, he’d head back to witness some really intense collaboration: the founding of the United States. “It would be amazing to experience the debates about how to create something that strived to be equal in thought and that would live on beyond themselves. It must have been both scary and exhilarating.”