Mic Patterson is a designer, researcher, educator, futurist, author, photographer and entrepreneur.
He has concentrated his professional and academic career on advanced facade technology, structural glass facades, and sustainable building practices. He pioneered the introduction of structural glass facade technology in the United States in the 1990s, contributing into the new millennium with the implementation of a diverse body of novel applications, including cable trusses, cable nets and grid shells. Patterson participated in the establishment of the Advanced Technology Studio of Enclos where he works as the Vice President of Strategic Development, dividing his time between the Los Angeles and New York City Studios. Enclos is a leading national specialty facade contractor, and the Studio is its dedicated think-tank with the mission of anticipating and realizing the future of the building skin.
26 October 2015
Much of the existing tall building stock is burdened with aging and underperforming façades, resulting in opportunities to substantially improve building performance through façade retrofit....
16 September 2014
Durability is an often-overlooked consideration of materials, components, assemblies, buildings, and cities, and a fundamental attribute of sustainability. The concept of differential service life recognizes...