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Patrick Keeney

Patrick Keeney, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP O+M has continually demonstrated a passion for sustainably and technically focused architecture throughout 11+ years in the industry.

At Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), he is currently a Senior Architect and Team Leader, responsible for leading the technical design, detailing, and coordination of multidisciplinary teams for AS+GG’s projects. 

In 2018, Patrick was stationed on site for eight months for the construction of three office buildings that surround AS+GG’s Al Wasl Plaza at the center of the 2020 Dubai Expo in the United Arab Emirates. The buildings will be the first in Dubai to a incorporate a reclaimed water system that collects and polishes greywater, HVAC condensate, rainwater, and treated wastewater for reuse.

Patrick is instrumental in implementing sustainable practices throughout his work. As a licensed Architect and a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC), Patrick is regarded as a key resource for all-things sustainability, building simulation, and environmental analysis.


Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Master of Architecture, 2011
Master of Science in Sustainable Design, 2011
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Studio Art, 2008

Affiliations + Registrations

Registered Architect, District of Columbia
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)
US Green Building Council, LEED AP O+M
NCARB Certification
Building Enclosure Council-Chicago, Secretary, 2020 - Present

Major projects at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:

LinkedIn Middlefield Campus
Technical Leader for the development of a Carbon Action Plan for three proposed buildings to achieve Carbon Neutrality by 2030.  Focusing on both Operational and Embodied Carbon, Patrick is developing strategies to reduce total lifecycle carbon across all systems of the building, including the structure, facade, mechanical, and sitewide systems. Mountain View, California

Al Wasl Plaza Ceremonies Enhancements 
Team Leader to oversee a large multidisciplinary team comprised of a wide range of engineering disciplines.  Patrick led this effort to provide a series of upgrades to Al Wasl Plaza’s capital works, including additional projection equipment, audio equipment, theatrical lighting equipment, performance rigging, and electrical power, all in an effort to support the Opening and Closing Ceremony performances and event.  This complex feat involved close coordination to understand the as-built site conditions as well as a fast-track schedule to ensure the upgrades were delivered in time for the start of the Opening Ceremony, just over 18-months away at the time of the start of the effort.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Al Wasl Plaza Office Buildings 
Team Leader for three LEED Platinum office buildings. Patrick led a team of 5+ architects from Schematic Design through Construction. Responsible for design, coordination, detailing, and construction administration, Patrick was stationed on-site for 8 months to oversee the construction, ensuring that the high-performance systems were built as designed. The project will be the first in Dubai to polish reclaimed gray water, condensate, rainwater, and treated wastewater to be reused for toilet flushing,. Each building includes solar PV arrays totaling 260kW per building, providing 120% of the total on-site electrical demand for each building (excludes off-site chilled water plant). Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Burj 2020
Team Leader for the 420m tower core and facade systems, and responsible for the design and integration of the LEED Gold target. The supertall commercial tower’s sustainability strategies include water use reduced by 51% and overall energy use reduced by 38% against baseline building design. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Willow Creek North Shore
Responsible for Energy Modeling and Lifecycle Carbon analysis.  72,000 sf community church designed to use natural light and to bring the experience of the surrounding landscape indoors. The new building will feature a center auditorium space, which will act as an anchor for the offices, classrooms, and café spaces, connected by a large circulation area. Glenview, Illinois

Wuhan Erqi District Master Plan
Author of the Sustainable Design Guidelines and responsible for developing concepts and strategies to be utilized to achieve the aggressive stormwater management goal of managing 90% of a 100-year 24-hour storm event on-site (314mm rainfall in 24 hours). Development plan for the 90-acre Hankou Riverfront Erqi Business District, located between the First and Second Ring Roads, fronting the Yangtze River. Overall project goals included expanding opportunities for office, residential, and complementary uses, as well as increasing green space, balancing biodiversity, and reducing energy demand and carbon emissions. Wuhan, China

1 Bromfield
Led the tower exterior wall design and detailing, and design and coordination of the tower BMU systems. Architectural design for mixed-use tower comprised of 57,599 sm of residential condominiums, rental housing, and retail. The tower’s design considers local climate data including wind, daylighting, and solar orientation. Boston, Massachusetts

Global Mobility Center
Responsible for the development of facade and roof systems, including a high-performance roofing system with integrated PVs, skylight systems, dichroi films, and natural ventilation strategies. Competition design for 18,000 sm Dubai Expo 2020 signature building with educational legacy as Institute for Global Mobility.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Golden Horn Shipyard 
Simulation specialist providing master plan scale Energy modeling and exterior wind flow analysis. Master plan for mixed-use district with 31 hectares of water frontage was developed for this important historical shipyard site in the heart of the city. Istanbul, Turkey

Astana Expo City
Provided architectural design, coordination, and detailing for several buildings across the site, including exterior wall and roof system details for the International Pavilion buildings. Master Planning and Architecture for 174-hectare international exposition site features exhibition and cultural pavilions. Service areas including shopping, socio-cultural, educational, and civic facilities; and site-wide parks. Astana, Kazakhstan

Select major projects prior to joining Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture:

World Bank Field Office (2014), RTKL

Predesign and Conceptual Design. Kabul, Afghanistan

Saadiyat Island Beach Promenade (2013 - 2014), RTKL

Schematic Design. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Far East Horizon Headquarters (2013), RTKL

Conceptual Design, Design Competition. Shanghai, China

Beiqijia Business Park (2013), RTKL

Concepts, Schematics, and Design Development. Beijing, China

The Looper, Cascadia Bioregion (2013), RTKL

Conceptual Design. Seattle, Washington

Social Security Administration Master Plan (2012 - 2013), RTKL

Master Planning. Woodlawn, Maryland

National Institute of Health Childcare Center (2012 - 2013), RTKL

Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents Bethesda, Maryland

Clínica Cruz Blanca Medical Center (2012), RTKL

Design Analysis, Energy Modeling Santiago, Chile

Lenovo Campus Global Headquarters (2012), RTKL

Schematic Design for headquarters building. Beijing, China

Miami River Center (2012), RTKL

Conceptual Design. Miami, Florida

TENCENT Office Competition (2012), RTKL

Conceptual Design. Wuhan, China

A Hermitage for the Franciscan Monastery of America (2011 - 2012)

Design, Documentation, and Construction. Washington, DC

Social Security Administration Data Center (2011), RKTL

Competition Design Analysis and Energy Modeling. Urbana, Maryland

BENCH | WALL (2011)

Design, Fabrication, and Assembly. Washington, DC

Patrick Keeney on...

Design is truly team-oriented consisting of many people with varying skillsets.  The beauty is when you are able to work with a multidisciplinary team, each coming together with a different perspective to solve a problem.  This multitude of viewpoints allows for design to flourish. 

…his favorite "moment" in architecture
I’d say I’ve had many favorite moments having had the good fortune to travel and see various cultures and cities, all as a result of this profession.

… his favorite city architecturally
Chicago, of course.  The architectural river cruise never gets old – each time with a different guide, you pick up new history and stories.  A close second is Paris with its’ many parks, cafes, and pedestrian-only streets.

…his biggest accomplishment at AS+GG
Surviving 8 months on-site to oversee the construction of the Al Wasl Plaza office buildings.  Those were long days filled with many lessons-learned, but deep in the trenches of construction is where a project’s sustainable and high-performance goals are achieved.

…what he'd be if he weren't an architect
Exploring the world as a cartographer.