Patrick defines his practice as an exercise in a classic American style. His work consists of simple well-crafted structures grounded in the time-tested principles of traditional construction and design. Committed to logical and direct solutions, the designs demonstrate a genuine sensitivity to the local and regional context. As a sole proprietor, his style is personal and direct. The approach to design is one of careful research, editing, and analysis. The resulting work is a modern interpretation of classic design that is spare, elegant, and inviting.