Patrick danaher

Project Manager



Patrick Danaher has been practicing architecture for the past eighteen years, first in Philadelphia and now in Chicago. He joined Evolutionary Home Builders in 2014 to assist in delivering high performance buildings of all types. Patrick brings a long track record of providing exemplary client service. Numerous projects he has worked on have won awards and recognition.

Patrick’s specialties are low-energy buildings and renovation projects using the passive house energy building standard, the most aggressive building energy standard in use today.


  • Bachelor of Architecture 1996 Temple University, Magna Cum Laude Study Abroad Temple University 1994
  • Bachelor of General LiBeral Arts 1984 Villanova University
  • Associates Degree in Engineering Science Corning Community College 1983

Educational Projects

  • University of Chicago – Harris School of Public Policy – Renovation and Addition Concept Design, LEED Silver Target 130,000sf Chicago, IL
  • Shaw Technology and Learning Center – Sears Powerhouse adaptive reuse LEED Platinum 90,000sf $30m Chicago, IL
  • Penn State University Alumni Center – 30,000sf – $7.1M State College, PA
  • University of Pennsylvania – The Palestra VIP area renovations – Philadelphia, PA

Residential Projects

  • Querciagrossa historic facade reconstruction – Chicago, IL
  • Wicks Residence additional dwelling unit and interior renovation – Horseheads, NY
  • Lakewood Avenue Condominium – 3 units 11,000sf – Chicago, IL
  • Sanctuary Place SRO & Townhomes – 64 unit SRO + 6 Townhomes – 45,000sf – Chicago, IL

Commercial and Retail Projects

  • Chicago Park District Holstein Park – Field house interior renovation
  • Chicago Park District Women’s Park and Garden Building – interior renovation
  • St. Andrews Lutheran Church renovations – Park Ridge, IL
  • Doylestown United Methodist Church and School addition – Doylestown, PA

Institutional and Religious Projects

  • Starbucks Retail Building – 2,000sf – Skokie, IL
  • Uptown Theater Feasibility Study – Chicago, IL
  • Christy Webber Landscapes Headquarters and Warehouse LEED Platinum 19,400sf Chicago, IL
  • Bethel Commercial Center – Retail Center, Daycare, and Offices LEED Gold 22,000sf Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Affiliations Licensed Architect, Illinois
  • Ukrainian Village Neighborhood Association Board Member
  • New York Certified Passive House Consultant
  • Registered Energy Professional (REP) City of Chicago
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design
  • (LEED®) Accredited Professional NCARB Council Certificate

Experience in Trades Prior to Weiss Building & Development

  • Danaher Design Studio, Chicago, IL Jun 2011-Jan 2014Principal
  • Farr Associates, Chicago, IL Jul 2008-Jun 2011, Feb 2001-Feb 2007Managing associate, Project manager, Project architect
  • OKW Architects, Chicago, IL May 2007-Jun 2008
    Project manager
  • Kling Lindquist, Philadelphia, PA Mar 2000-Feb 2001Project Architect
  • Purdy O’Gwynn Architects, Philadelphia, PA Nov 1997-Mar 2000Project architect
  • Vitetta Group, Philadelphia, PA Jun 1996-Oct 1997


  • Retired Professional Athlete
  • Mountaineering / Trekking
  • Sustainability Guru