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Patrick baechle

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creative architect designer and illustrator

    Patrick Baechle is the Sole Proprietor of Baechle Architects, in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, a small practice which specializes in commercial offices, retail stores, multi-family housing and a wide range of projects.

    Pat moved to the Altoona area in 1987 after and serving 6 years in the US Air Force and graduating from the University of Michigan.

   He and his wife Pamela and their Golden Retriever, Oskar, enjoy traveling, exploring and spending time with friends and family.

    Pat & Pam enjoy urban living in a 150 year old Federal style brick home in the heart of bustling downtown Hollidaysburg, where Pat's has established his architectural studio.

the mission

   Baechle Architects is primarily a ‘Design’ firm with a mission to provide enduring architecture, rich in character and finely crafted.  The goal is to deliver ‘Excellent Class’ design, which satisfies the important objectives of our clients and which also enhances the built environment that we live in daily.


   The continuing pursuit of Baechle Architects is to refine and exceed the standards of excellence we have set for ourselves, in the past, and to pursue the highest level of design quality achievable on each project. We are not a production firm.  We rarely do the same things twice.  We excel at opportunities to create out of the ordinary architecture, however, our primary talent is solving design problems at many different scales.    We strive to provide a level of service, which satisfies all of the participants involved in the project and we look forward to meeting the challenges of our clients programs.


   Rather than simply producing a “building” design, we prefer to develop “Architecture”.   Architecture is about feeling.  It appeals to the senses. It responds to nature. It makes you feel good about the place you work and live. It is sculptural. It changes daily with light and shadow. It adds visual richness the community, but also enriches the lives of the people who live and work inside.  


    Our primary focus is on the residents of the buildings.  Everything we design is first considerate to the well being of the occupants, whether it is about the beauty of natural sunlight entering a room; the feel and texture of materials; or the visual experiences of space, form and color.  We are thoughtful as to how people live in buildings; move through rooms; attain conveniences; and experience joy within building interiors.  We strive to design firm, economical structures, which offer character and delight.   While our work ranges from new to remodeled, large to small; splendid to efficient; or magnificent to common, we put the same degree of passion into each and every project.  


   Baechle has received design awards from The Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and two awards for excellence in Handicap Accessible Design. The 2006 Award for Excellence in Accessible Design, from the National United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, was presented to him in a ceremony at The Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock Arkansas.

  Pat's work has been published in The Concrete Masonry Design Magazine, Metal Mag, and has been featured on Sweets international sales brochures for Centria Products.

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