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Patricia A. Bou, AIA, LEED AP

Co-Director, Education Practice


A tsunami of change is sending waves across the education system. And, honestly, it’s bringing a lot of questions with it. What will the future of education look like? In what ways will online learning transform the on-campus experience? How do we make the educational experience more equitable for all? Helping institutions answer big questions like this is what drives me as a leader every day.

Patricia harnesses her expertise in design and strategy to help higher education institutions tackle the complex challenges they face. An architect who’s devoted her entire career to improving education outcomes, she leads teams in developing solutions that increase student engagement, foster equity and inclusion, strengthen partnerships, and arm students with the skills needed to become changemakers in high-demand industries. She’s a regular contributor to publications and organizations focused on the future of education, such as University Business and the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP).

As the co-leader of our education practice, Patricia oversees a global team of experts working in both the PK-12 and higher education industries. She is a former member of CannonDesign’s Board of Directors and currently acts as a senior ambassador in CannonDesign’s Women’s Forum. A working mother, she strives to be a role model for what’s possible for women in the design industry, while lifting others up so they can rise to their full potential.