Pat Bosch, principal and Design Director of our Miami studio, was honored Friday in New York City with a Women in Design award from Contract and Healthcare Design magazines. Now in their second year, the Women in Design awards recognize 10 of the world’s most outstanding female leaders in the design profession.
“We wanted to honor a handful of changemakers who challenge themselves each day to advance their respective industries,” write the editors.
Pat was honored for her culturally sensitive, empathetic approach to design—one that emphasizes humanism and authenticity of people and place. She received special accolades for her design leadership on projects that have a direct impact on the lives of women and children. Such projects include the world’s largest all-women university, Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; the women and children’s Greater Accra Regional Hospital in Accra, Ghana; and the L’Oréal Research and Innovation Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
“I love the intersection of science and art. In my work, I weave together stories—stories of justice, diversity, culture, emotion, opportunity, and possibility. I’m a provocateur. I live in a world of ‘what if?’” Pat says. “As a designer, I will continue to make the world better than I found it, and continue to make sure that our stories are heard.”
Pat is the second female leader from Perkins and Will to win a Women in Design award. Last year, Robin Guenther was honored for her leadership in sustainable healthcare architecture.
The 2019 Women in Design awards ceremony was held at 1 Brooklyn Bridge Hotel in Brooklyn’s DUMBO neighborhood.
Earlier Friday morning, Pat also presented her portfolio of work to a packed room of design professionals at the headquarters of the American Institute of Architects’ New York Chapter (AIANY)—part of its Women in Architecture (WIA) Committee breakfast series. The AIANY WIA Committee develops and promotes women leaders within the architecture profession, focusing on mentorship and networking opportunities.
“Don’t let anyone frame you; you are your own frame,” Pat said to the largely female audience. “Be fearless. Be agents of change.”