February Employee Highlight: Neil Patel
Date: February 9, 2015
Neil Patel is a Designer for the in-house Design Studio at Wakefield Beasley & Associates. His love for design started at a young age when he lived in Zambia with his family and discovered an old Nikon his dad owned. It was not until later in life, during high school and college, that he rediscovered his interest in design and photography. After a long and successful five year program, Neil graduated from Southern Poly Technical University with a degree, a love of art, engineering and photography. Neil’s next step was unique for an architecture student. He met a Swede who specialized in architecture visualization that offered him a job creating 3d textures for his company. This opportunity began his career in design.
Neil has worked on WBA design projects such as Wade Park, Avalon, Atlanta Athletic Club, Ovation, The Rim and many more. Currently he is working on Laurel Island development near Charleston, SC, and the residential component of the new Braves mixed-use development and the Winston Salem mixed-use redevelopment, to name a few.
When he is not working on design projects his interests include photography, working on cars, buying and fixing old cameras, exploring old abandoned places, snowboarding and being social with his friends.
School/Degrees (B.Arch. and Masters): Southern Poly University. B.Arch 5/2013
Joined WBA: 10/2013
Years of exp: A little over a year now.
Current projects you are working on:
Laurel Island development near Charleston SC.
Downtown Greenville SC. development
Old Milton Pkwy development near Avalon
Buford Hwy development
Winston Salem Mixed use redevelopment
Past projects you worked on:
Avalon tenant storefronts
Atlanta Athletic Club
Grandfather Country Club
Kendal Town Park
Sandy Springs development
Retail building in Newnan
Westland Cove Apartments
Georgia Judicial Facility
Durham Bulls stadium development
Orlando mixed use
Royal Palm redesign
By:Julia Allen, Edits by: Brookelyn Crenshaw