Patrick L. Ballasch, AIA, LEED AP
Pat has long set the firm’s aspiration to never settle for anything but the best when it comes to design. This would come as no surprise for those who know Pat’s love for art, which is exemplified by his studies in watercolor, prismacolor, and digital art.
Pat earned his Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida. Remaining at UF he continued studies at the Vicenza Institute of Architecture in Vicenza, Italy and earned his Master of Architecture.
With a firm belief that the project should never start out to be what he thinks it should be, Pat sees himself as a problem solver whereby he approaches and uncovers issues with answers that benefit the client, project, and people who will subsequently interact with space and place.
Pat looks at a project as if it were a piece of poetry where thoughts are expressed in simple, yet imaginative, terms. Believing that the needs of the owner have a great influence on the project’s design, he seeks to uncover possibilities; and because of his ability to sketch his ideas on paper or his iPad Pro, vision becomes reality. It’s the point where imagination meets the client’s inspiration.
Pat’s love for architecture has never wavered, a testament to his skills and passion. While working as a graduate student at the University of Florida, he found his second-love – teaching. Through the years Pat has been able to influence many members of the DAG team because of his passion for the profession, love of design, and genuine concern for seeing young people flourish in their chosen profession of design. For Pat, nothing is more exciting than helping influence others to uncover those thoughtful and provocative details that illuminate and enrich good design.