Linda and Wesley Patterson: Living Tech Together

At a time when the world was undergoing revolution, Wesley and Linda Patterson were enjoying the academic seclusion of Virginia Tech. They both began their undergraduate careers in 1972; Linda graduated with majors in mathematics and psychology in 1976 and Wesley in 1977 with his bachelor’s in architecture. Transitions in social justice, feminism, and race were just a few prevalent …

Lawrence “Lonnie” Johns: A Sedulous Architect

Hard work pays off. Just ask Lawrence “Lonnie” Johns, who took his lifelong passion for drawing and turned it into an illustrious career in architecture. When Johns developed a love for drawing in 8th grade, he knew he wanted to continue to use that skill. He took drafting classes in high school and, afterwards, jumped right into the architecture program …

Thomas Hughes: Building a Future

After just taking a few drafting classes at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina, a teenaged Thomas Hughes knew he wanted to pursue a career in architecture. When it was time for Hughes to select a college in 1975, he based his decision on whether or not the school had an established architecture program — something that was not …