patty west, pla

Patty strives to encourage the public to learn from, interact with, and be a steward of the processes that shape our environment. Rooted in the environmental sciences, she brings strong analytical skills and an understanding of natural process dynamics to inform designs.  Employing the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) land suitability modeling, she creates environmental analyses to support regional sustainable development strategies as well as ecological site design techniques with a strong focus on urban hydrology. She has managed planning and site design implementation projects for private, municipal, and academic clients. Her work uses contextual and site resources to develop site-specific design typologies for interpreting, visualizing, and leveraging the complex ecological processes in mixed-use landscapes.