Urban Design Alumnus, AIA Leader Advocates for Design Decisions in the Hands of Local Communities and Designers

AIA Eastern Oklahoma President Darshan Patel, AIA, was recently featured in a Tulsa World editorial opposing Making Federal Buildings Beautiful Again by forcing architects to use a classical style when designing public buildings.

A 2005 graduate of the Urban Design Studio, President Patel supports the position reflected in the American School philosophy that designs should respond to context and local influences rather than stylistic dictum.

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