It’s hard to believe the time has come to say goodbye to one of PDT’s greats, talented Senior Associate/Partner and all-round legend Richard Patenaude as he enters retirement. To say he will be missed seems like an enormous understatement. Over the past 24 years at PDT Richard has not only been a powerhouse force within our Architectural team, but he has also been a dedicated mentor to younger staff and even more importantly, a friend. Richard has built a strong reputation for high standards in documentation, specifications and contract administration and is a shining example that it doesn't take a loud voice to accomplish tremendous things.
With his specialist knowledge of retail and education design, Richard was Lead Architect for many landmark projects for PDT over the years including Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Extension, Toowoomba Grammar School, Suncorp Stadium, and his continual work for Queens Plaza shopping centre.
It has been a joy to work with someone so passionate, calm and professional all at the same time. Thank you, Richard, for all you’ve contributed over the 24 years you have been with PDT; we’ll miss your dedication and enthusiasm. From all the team at PDT Architects, we wish you a long and happy retirement.