As the director of our Raleigh office and a leader of our Science + Technology practice, Pat O’Keefe brings 24 years of design and project management experience to his role. Emphasizing exceptional client service as a business fundamental, he is responsible for strategic growth, office management, and project leadership. Pat has been instrumental in developing the firm’s S+T practice that has designed more than 3.5 million square feet of research and development space since 2010. His expertise includes academic and corporate research laboratories, pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, research greenhouses, corporate headquarters buildings, and complex phased renovations.
Pat’s strong leadership skills and forthright management style support the culture of open collaboration we foster across the firm. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, Association of Education and Research Greenhouse Curators, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, and the U.S. Green Building Council.
Pat holds a Bachelor of Architecture from NC State, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architectural Studies from The University of Massachusetts. In his spare time, Pat enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.