Mark Patterson


"I love the variety of our projects and the caliber of my clients and colleagues—I am fortunate to work with amazing industry leaders."

Mark Patterson (1961–2017) was a respected leader within the healthcare architecture industry, and a consummate colleague and collaborator. He passed away in Phoenix, Arizona, on November 5, 2017. Over the years he made innumerable contributions to our firm and to the profession of architecture. He is most remembered for his graciousness, integrity and dedication to his clients, and will be profoundly missed. Mark began his distinguished 34-year career after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois. He joined SmithGroupJJR in 2004, first as Health Studio Leader in Phoenix before taking on the role of Health Practice Director, and was elected to the SmithGroupJJR Board of Directors in 2012. A long-time member of the American Institute of Architects, Mark was past president of both the AIA Arizona and AIA Central Arizona chapters. Deeply passionate about advancing the profession of healthcare architecture, he was a member of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Research Committee and the Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition, and also served on the editorial board of Healthcare Design. In recognition of Mark’s commitment, SmithGroupJJR has established the Mark Patterson Memorial Grant to support the firm’s healthcare design research programs.

Board of Directors, Community Health Facilities, Evidence-Based Design, Firm Leader, Practice Leader

Professional Credentials
American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Evidence-Based Design Accreditation Certification (EDAC), LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C)

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Community Involvement

Several times a year, you'll find Mark working as a volunteer cook for HomeBase Youth Services, a program that helps homeless young adults prepare for healthy independent living.