"Architecture is about consulting and providing a service, the drawing is the instrument that conveys what we created."
This principle is why Craig Patterson became an architect. A 1972 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Urban Design, Patterson asked the questions and did the due diligence before ever putting pencil to paper. After working for others he broke away and established his own practice in 1976, Craig Patterson, Architect. This independence allowed him the time to collaborate with clients, a key element he felt missing or minimized while working for others.CP&Associates/Architects & Planners, as it is known today, still follows this same principle, over three decades later. CP&A focuses on providing a sound and consistent design philosophy and a commitment of responsible, quality service to clients who desire a high level of design creativity and service.
“CP&A practices architecture in its purest form, speaking directly to the client.”
CP&A maintains two offices, one in Kansas City, Missouri and one in Lawrence, Kansas. The main office in Kansas City, at 5004 Brighton Avenue, allows CP&A to build strong relationships in pursuit of urban design excellence. The Lawrence office at 25130 Chieftain Road is located in a former 1879 vintage schoolhouse that has been adaptively reused for design and management of local Kansas projects. This office embodies CP&Associates commitment to historic preservation and finding opportunities for the purposeful reuse of existing structures.CP&A does not specialize or work exclusively in a single discipline. Instead, the firm’s diverse experience brings importance to the structure of the office and contributes added value to all projects.
“We are generalists. This allows us access to areas where our experience may be limited, but our approach and knowledge base is desired.”