Patrick graduated with an Honours degree in architecture from the University of Cape Town.  His post-graduate research focussed on the contemporary city and its schools with particular reference to the Delft district of Cape Town. He joined Open City at the opening of 2017 as part of the research arm of the company.

His lifelong passion for joinery has informed an interest in both physical and social understandings of design. Locally and in Germany, he undertook to work on a number of different aspects of the industry, having worked on construction, renovation, and research concerns at different times.  Patrick is passionate about social justice, philosophy and art. His excellent drawing ability allows him to play an integral role in developing design concepts and resolving construction details.