Architect Pat Edwards will implement growth strategies, focus on client relationships.
PHOENIX — Burns & McDonnell has named Pat Edwards, AIA, as general manager of its rapidly growing regional office in Phoenix. Before joining Burns & McDonnell, Edwards was managing principal for the Phoenix office of Jacobs/Carter & Burgess, where he implemented a number of growth strategies focused on relationship-based consulting in architecture and engineering for federal, municipal and commercial clients over a three-year period that approximately doubled the size of the office.
Prior to Jacobs, Edwards led the regional office of design firm Leo A. Daly, where he was the architect of record for such noted projects as the Phoenix Convention Center, Metro light rail station design, the Evo A. DeConcini Federal Courthouse in Tucson, the Department of Health Office Building and renovations and expansions to Sky Harbor International Airport and Sheraton Wild Horse Pass.
With a Masters in Architecture from of the University of Nebraska, Edwards moved to the valley in 1993 from Honolulu and quickly established a reputation of building a client focused practice that is centered on lifelong relationships and in giving back to the community.
"We are excited that Pat has chosen to join our Burns & McDonnell team in Phoenix," said Paul Fischer, vice president in charge of regional operations for Burns & McDonnell. "His success in expanding regional operations for other firms is directly attributable to his ability to establish trust with clients as well as his ability to recruit and develop a high-performance team."
The Burns & McDonnell Phoenix office has established a strong focus on renewable energy, federal, water and infrastructure, aviation, and commercial and industrial projects. Local projects include the Arizona Army National Guard Buckeye Readiness Center, Marana Readiness Center, Papago Readiness Center, Cave Creek Water Reclamation Facility, the 500 MW Sempra Solar Program and several facilities for Luke Air Force Base to accommodate the F35.