Director of Strategic Development, Schüco USA
Mic Patterson is a designer, researcher, educator, futurist, author, photographer, and entrepreneur. He has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced façade technology and sustainable building practices. He pioneered the introduction of structural glass façade technology in the US in the 1990s, implementing diverse and novel applications including cable trusses, cable nets and grid shells. He is currently Director of Strategic Development for Schüco-USA, a subsidiary of the international supplier of high-performance façade systems. He participated in establishing the Virtual Construction Lab (VCL), a Schüco studio in NYC providing novel design-assist, advanced analysis, and rapid visualization services to Schüco clients internationally. He is a co-founder, past president, board member, and Ambassador of Innovation & Collaboration for the Façade Tectonics Institute. He is a former member of the advisory group for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He was twice named among the industry’s most influential by US Glass. Patterson holds a Master of Building Science and a PhD in Architecture from the University of Southern California, with a research focus on sustainable curtainwall practices. He has taught, written extensively, and lectured internationally on diverse aspects of advanced façade technology. He is the author of Structural Glass Facades and Enclosures.