February Employee Highlight: Neil Patel

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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.

Title: Designer

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:

Wade Park
Avalon tenant storefronts
Atlanta Athletic Club
Peachtree Corners
Grandfather Country Club
Kendal Town Park
The Rim
Sandy Springs development
Legacy Park
Retail building in Newnan
Highland Row
Westland Cove Apartments
Georgia Judicial Facility
Boutique hotel
Durham Bulls stadium development
Dalton Redevelopment
Orlando mixed use
Royal Palm redesign


By:Julia Allen, Edits by: Brookelyn Crenshaw