Chicago Women in Architecture Foundation board member Patricia Saldaña Natke, FAIA, will be recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for her exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Only 3 percent of the AIA’s 88,000+ members have this distinction, and Pat is being elevated to the most competitive category (Design).
Pat is a committed advocate for women architects, and she is a role model for young women in the field. She is a founding principal of UrbanWorks, an award-winning architecture, planning, and interior design firm in Chicago. Pat is responsible for the design direction of the firm, leading to over thirty major design and planning awards. Pat has a passion for cities and neighborhoods, and in particular, the most vulnerable sections of urban populations. She is a firm believer that design solutions should be societal solutions.
Pat has served as an adjunct professor at the UIC Graduate School of Architecture, has been a facilitator at Archeworks, worked as a part-time professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology School of Architecture, and is currently a thesis advisor for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago masters program. Pat is a past president of Chicago Women in Architecture, and currently on its foundation board. She previously was a board member and president of the Illinois/Sao Paolo chapter of the Partners of America, past Advisory Board member of Arquitectos and is currently a board member of AIA Chicago, having previously chaired the National AIA Diversity Committee.
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