Pat Hanson (RAIC OAA AAA BFA MArch) is a founding partner of gh3 who has deliberately staked out a broad practice in the belief that design encompasses the entire spectrum of the built environment. During 30 years of practice, Pat has contributed design leadership to the firms at which she was a partner.

A versatile designer and a strong visual communicator, Pat has directed a number of architecture, urbanism and planning projects which have involved complex programs and extensive public consultation processes, as well as the realization of competition-winning designs.

She has designed many institutional education projects, which bridge beyond architecture into urban design and landscape. Pat served as partner in charge of design for: the Pond Road Residence at York University; Woodsworth College at the U of T; the Fred Kaiser Engineering Building at UBC; and the School of Business at Seneca College. At gh3, Pat is partner in charge for: the Humber College Orangeville Campus and Signature Building (LEED Registered); and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and PRORENA Interpretive Center (LEED Platinum), Panama.

Under Pat’s leadership gh3 has steadily grown in capacity since its inception, winning multiple awards from its peers. The ability to mentor and direct the work of a young, enthusiastic, and deeply talented staff has been key to Pat’s accomplishments and success in international competitions, including the most recent awards for June Callwood Park and the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture.

Pat has lectured on the work of the firms she has been partner at throughout North America and Europe. She maintains a strong commitment to architectural education and has served as an adjunct studio professor at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo since 1991. Pat is presently a member of the Waterfront Design Review Panel.

Currently, Pat is project manager and architect for a number of projects including; the award winning Borden Park Pavilion and the Natural Swim Experience within the historic Borden Park in Edmonton; the Storm Water Control Facility at Waterfront Toronto; the Castle Downs District Park Pavilion in Edmonton; and the design of system-wide GO Stations and the Davenport Diamond grade separation for Metrolinx.