Discipline: Architecture – design

Patrick Tighe

Discipline: Architecture – design
Region: Los Angeles, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2010

Patrick Tighe is an American architect based in Los Angeles. Tighe received his M.Arch from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Tighe worked at the office of Frank Gehry before becoming associate for Thom Mayne at Morphosis between 1993 and 2000. Since 2001, he has operated his own firm, Tighe Architecture, in Los Angeles. Tighe was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. In 2011 he was named to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. He is currently a professor adjunct at the University of Southern California (USC) and has held teaching positions at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and UCLA. Tighe Architecture focuses on contemporary architectural design and uses intense exploration of the complex social, cultural, political, and technological issues to influence each project. The firm has won more than 50 major design awards, including eight National American Institute of Architects Awards. The studio has a diverse range of work and has built globally. Notable projects include Montee Karp residence and La Brea social housing.



Patrick Tighe worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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