Patrick Doan is an Associate Professor and the 2+3 Coordinator for the undergraduate architecture program in the School of Architecture at Virginia Tech. He holds a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University.
His teaching and scholarship interests focus on architecture’s constructive nature as it relates to the measure and play of detail, craft, poetics, and placemaking. This work has been presented and exhibited at national and international conferences and exhibitions. Selected publications include: ‘Proximity Within Distance’ in the book Lewerentz Fragments (ACTAR, 2021), “What Lies Beneath the Surface” in the Building Technology Educators’ Society Conference Proceedings (2017), and “Construction Curtains” in the book Center 19: Curtains (University of Texas: Center for Architecture and Design, 2014.) Current research projects center around the teaching and work of architect and educator WG Clark and on the architect Louis Kahn’s work, influence, and architectural legacy in Texas.
In 2016, Patrick received the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Design Build Award along with colleagues William Galloway and Frank Weiner. He is the recipient of several awards at Virginia Tech including the University Certificate for Teaching Excellence (2017) and the J. Stoeckel Design Lab Teaching Excellence Award (2017.)
He is a registered architect in Virginia and Texas, holds an NCARB Certificate, and maintains an architectural practice, barker doan architects, with partner Meredith Doan.
Poetics, Architecture, Construction, Detail, Louis Kahn, Donald Judd, WG Clark
ARCH 2034 Art of Building: Lecture Course
ARCH 2015/2016 Architecture II: Design Lab
ARCH 3015/3016 Architecture III: Design Lab
ARCH 3054 Building Analysis: Companion Course to the Design Lab
ARCH 4515/4516 Architecture V: B. Arch Undergraduate Thesis Advising
ARCH 4524 Thesis Documentation: B. Arch Undergraduate Thesis
ARCH 5756G Advanced Design Lab
ARCH 4214/5134G Professional Elective: Building and Drawing
ARCH 5994G Graduate Research and Thesis Advising
M. Arch Thesis Committees – Chair + Member
2021 Doan, Patrick. ‘Proximity Within Distance’ in Lewerentz Fragments. eds: Matthew Hall, Jonathan Foote, and Hansjörg Göritz. (ACTAR Publishers in Barcelona: 2021), 47-54.
2014 Doan, Patrick. “Construction Curtains” in Center 19: Curtains, ed. Michael Benedikt. (University of Texas: Center for Architecture and Design, 2014), 98-103.
2013 Doan, Patrick. “A Brief Moment in Time: The Construction Site in Repose.” Forward 213: Temporality, Fall 2013. Volume 13, No. 2. http://issuu.com/forward_design_ journal/docs/forward_213_temporality_final_singl/84. *Forward is an on-line refereed architectural design journal published by the American Institute of Architects
2013 Doan, Patrick. “Construction Curtains.” Included in gallery exhibition entitled CURTAINS held at the Mebane Gallery on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas; sponsored by The Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas at Austin, October 2013.
2017 Doan, Patrick. “What Lies Beneath the Surface” in Poetics and Pragmatism, eds. Shelby Doyle, Thomas Leslie, and Rob Whitehead (Proceedings of the 2017 Building Technology Educators’ Society Conference), 45-50.
2017 Doan, Patrick. “Constructive Play” in BEGIN W/ WHY: ETHICS AND VALUES IN BEGINNING DESIGN, ed. Erin Carraher (2017 Proceedings of the 33rd National Conference on the Beginning Design Student), 83-87.
2015 Doan, Patrick. “Telling Tales” in INTERSECTIONS & ADJACENCIES, eds. Erin Carraher, Jacob Gines, and Jose Galarza (Proceedings of the 2015 Building Technology Educators’ Society Conference), 133-137.
2015 Doan, Patrick. “Constructing Fragments” in Engaging Media, eds. Meg Jackson, Gregory Marinic, and Lannis Kirkland (2015 Proceedings of the 31st National Conference on the Beginning Design Student), 121-125.
2014 Doan, Patrick. “1:1 | Lessons from the Construction Site” in Working Out: Thinking While Building, eds. Ted Cavanagh, Ursula Hartig, and Sergio Palleroni (Proceedings of the 2014 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Fall Conference), 76-81. 2014 Doan, Patrick. “Cultivating the Constructive Imagination” in Materiality: Essence + Substance, ed. Kathleen Nagle. (2014 Proceedings of the 30th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student), 447-450.
2013 Doan, Patrick. “The Wall Section as Architectural Inhabitation Through Constructive Inquiry” in Tectonics of Teaching, eds. Robert J. Dermody and Andrzej Zarzycki (Proceedings of the 2013 Building Technology Educators’ Society Conference), 59-66.
2012 Doan, Patrick. “Lost in Translation: Searching for the Details in Contemporary Architectural Practice” in Change, Architecture, Education, Practice, eds. Xavier Costa and Martha Thorne (Proceedings of the 2012 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture International Conference in Barcelona, Spain), 387 – 391.
2012 Doan, Patrick. “Tending to the Detail” in Digital Aptitudes + Other Openings, eds. Mark Goulthorpe and Amy Murphy (Proceedings of the 2012 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture 100th Annual Meeting), 407-414.
National Teaching Award
2016 Design Build Award – for the c u b e project – Awarded by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
2015 Honorable Mention – for the c u b e project – The American Institute of Architects Virginia’s Awards for Excellence in Architecture International Competition 2013 Finalist: CURTAINS Competition: Sponsored by The Center for American Architecture and Design at the University of Texas at Austin.
Awards at Virginia Tech
2017 University Certificate for Teaching Excellence
2016 Certificate for Excellence in Outreach - CAUS 2015 Certificate of Teaching Excellence - CAUS
2017 J. Stoeckel Design Lab Teaching Excellence Award - SoA+D
2008/2014 Excellence in Teaching Lecture and Seminar - SoA+D
2004-present Registered Architect: Texas #18716
2011-present Registered Architect: Virginia #15165
2010-present NCARB Certificate: #68657
Master of Architecture, Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University