Partner Kim Patten named Woman of Influence by Los Angeles Business Journal

Steinberg Hart Partner Kim Patten was named a Woman of Influence in Construction, Architecture, and Engineering by the Los Angeles Business Journal.

The annual award program honors LA’s most influential women in the historically male-dominated construction, architecture and engineering fields. These professionals are standouts in their field, and their impact on the profession and on the Los Angeles community is recognized by their immense contributions to their companies, communities, and clients.

Kim is a role model for fellow architects and designers, both within the company and in the industry at large. In addition to her role as Partner, she is a member of the five-person Board of Directors for Steinberg Hart Holdings. She has been instrumental in shaping Steinberg Hart’s culture through her leadership on design justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives, pioneering the firm’s Culture Club, implementing an Advocate Program designed to facilitate professional advancement, and spearheading the programming for firmwide International Women’s Day events.

As Steinberg Hart’s Higher Education Practice Leader, Kim has led the programming and design of significant student-centered living and learning communities and interdisciplinary learning environments at colleges and universities nationwide. Recent notable projects include the award-winning Harvey Mudd College, Scott A. McGregor Computer Science Center in Claremont, CA and the recently opened 500-bed student housing project at CSU Dominguez Hills. Kim has distinguished herself as a leader in her field, focusing on the ways in which pedagogy and student success are shaped by architecture and design. She is a recognized leader for the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) where she serves as the Pacific Region Chair, as a member of the Finance and Audit and Facilities Planning Academy committees. She also serves on the planning committee for the AIA|LA Women in Architecture annual Powerful conference.

Beyond her achievements as an architect and firm leader, she is a clear role model to fellow female colleagues in the AEC community, balancing a full family life as a mother of two with her expanding career within the Steinberg Hart practice. We congratulate Kim on her achievement and well-deserved recognition; her professional perspective and experience has been critical to the continued success of our firm.

See the full list of awardees here.