Patricia Saldaña Natke

Part Time Professor


3360 S. State Street Chicago, IL 60616

Office Hours

By appointment
Phone 312.567.3230
Fax 312.567.5820

Courses taught

ARCH 418 Design Studio VIII, ARCH 420 Design Studio X (S12, S13)
ARCH 417 Design Studio VIII, ARCH 419 Design Studio X (F12)


Design Principal and firm owner, has won over 20 design awards and more than 5 design competitions for public spaces, city masterplans, and educational facilities


B. Sc. (Architecture) University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign 1986

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Associate Professor, UIC School of Architecture, Graduate School, Design Integration / Building Science, 2000-2001
Faculty/Facilitator, Archeworks Design School, 2003- 2006
Adjunct Associate Professor, UIC School of Architecture, Graduate School, Trilateral Exchange Program 2006
Part Time Professor, IIT, Advanced Design Studio, 2012- present

Professional Experience

Designer, Pavlecic and Associates, Chicago, 1986
Designer, Todd Main and Associates, Chicago, 1987-1988
Project Architect, Ross Barney + Jankowski, Inc., Chicago, 1988-1993
Design Principal and President, URBANWorks, Ltd., Chicago, 1993- present


Licensed Architect, Illinois 1993 to present
City of Chicago Registered Energy Professional 2001 to present
City of Chicago Department of Buildings Self Certification Architect, 2005 to present

Selected Publications, Exhibits, and Recent Research

Brazilian Urbanism Exhibit Co Curator, Instituto Cervantes, 2010
Design on the Edge: Chicago Architects Reimagine Neighborhoods Book Publication, 2011
World Architecture, Urbanworks firm work 2009-2011
PPG Ideascapes, Case Studies, UNO Charter School 2011
Genealogy of Chicago Architects, 2012/2013
The Pilsen Equalizer, IIT Student Exhibit Co-curator at LaCasa 2012/2013
National School Board Association Exhibit, UNO Galewood Elementary School 2013


AIA, Honor Award for Chicago Olympic 2016 Bid, Design Evanston Award, Evanston Lakefront Masterplan,
Design Evanston Award, Automobile Container, 2009
Chicago Big Bold Visionary Exhibit,Burnham Centennial,Gary Groundplanes & Chicago Olympic Velodrome
Dreihaus 1st Place Excellence in Community Design, UNO Veterans Campus, 2010
Building Congress Award, UNO Charter School, 2010
AIA Chicago Small Projects Award, Automobile Container, 2011
AIA Chicago Distinguished Building Award, UNO Veterans Charter School, 2011
AIA Chicago Regional and Planning Award, Gary Groundplanes, 2011
ALA Merit Awards, Park Boulevard Multifamily Building & UNO Veterans Charter School, 2011
ALA Merit Award, LaCasa Dormitories, 2012
Dreihaus Foundation 1st Place Excellence in Community Design, La Casa Dormitories, 2013


AIA, The American Institute of Architects, Member
CWA, Chicago Women in Architecture, Corporate Member
Arquitectos, The Society of Hispanic Professional Architects, member