Pat Arnett joined Silman in 1999 and has been a Principal of the firm since 2017. As a studio leader, he has actively designed and managed a diverse range of adaptive reuse, renovation, and new construction projects. He frequently works with cultural institutions, universities, public agencies, developers, non profits, and he collaborates with artists on designs for temporary and permanent installations.
Since 2011, Pat has been a studio consultant for the Rice School of Architecture, and he has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University since 2013. He is currently a professional mentor for the Engineers without Borders Manhattan College chapter and was formerly the mentor for Princeton University. As a mentor for the organization, he has worked with students on projects located in Ghana, Morocco, Cameroon, and Puerto Rico.
Some of Pat’s notable projects include the Flight 93 National Memorial, the Siebel Center for Design at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the newly renovated New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Library, and the adaptive reuse of the historic Empire Stores in Brooklyn, NY.
In addition to his interest in engineering and architecture, Pat is an avid traveler and golfer who loves cooking, film, and attending live music. He is fascinated by archaeological ruins and is a champion pub quiz participant who has appeared on Jeopardy.