Tighe Architecture



Patrick Tighe, FAIA, FAAR is Principal and lead designer of Patrick Tighe Architecture. The firm is committed to creating an authentic, contemporary Architecture informed by technology, sustainability and building innovation. Since the inception, a strong and diverse body of projects has been realized that include city developed affordable housing, commercial, mixed use projects, civic art, installations and residences.

In 2007, Patrick Tighe was awarded the prestigious Rome Prize. The previous year, Tighe was the recipient of the American Institute of Architect’s Young Architect Award and the 40 under 40 Award. Tighe is a Fellow of the American Academy and The MacDowell Colony. The work has received numerous awards including several National AIA Honor Awards, American Architecture Awards, a progressive Architecture Award, Los Angeles Architecture Awards, Best of Year Awards as well as local AIA Honors. The work of Tighe Architecture has been published extensively and exhibited internationally.

Recently completed projects include the Sierra Bonita Mixed use Affordable Housing project for people living with disabilities. The building serves as a pilot for the City of West Hollywood’s newly implemented Green Building Ordinance. The recently completed Moving Picture Company serves as the US headquarters for the UK based post-production company. Buildings have been realized in New York, Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, and many of the culturally diverse communities within the greater Los Angeles area. Projects are now in development in Morocco, Asia and the Middle East.

Prior to establishing Patrick Tighe Architecture, Tighe was an associate at Morphosis Architects. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles and has been teaching design studio at SCI-Arc since 2007.

By: Brian Linder