About Us

Patterson Design Group is pleased to announce  Mark Patterson, the President of Patterson Design Group has taken a position as Vice President with Upland Architects.  Patterson Design Group has gone with Mark.  Upland Architects has an office in the Boston, Massachusetts area.  Mark will be running the southern office of Upland Architects in Shelby, North Carolina.  He will be providing the same services in Shelby he always has.  He will be expanding his services to the entire south eastern part of the US.  You may contact Mark at 704.441.7141 or markp@55upland.com.


A North Carolina native, Mark B. Patterson, AIA was born in Danville, VA and raised in the Dobson/Mt. Airy region of the state. He attended North Carolina State University where he was awarded dual degrees in 1983; these included a BA in Environmental Design and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.
Patterson received his professional license in 1991 and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He has practiced in Cleveland County since 1984 and was previously partner in two other firms before starting his own company in 2007.

Patterson has taken an active volunteer role in his community, serving or having served with the following:


  • Dover Foundation YMCA Board (chairman 2010)
  • Shelby Breakfast Rotary (president 2007-2008)
  • Neal Senior Center Board
  • Cleveland County Historic Preservation Commission
  • Historic Shelby Foundation (past president)
  • Crisis Pregnancy Center of Cleveland County (past president)
  • Elizabeth Baptist Church (deacon)
  • Habitat for Humanity (past local president)
  • Youth basketball and baseball coach

Patterson and his wife Marla have two children, live in the Shelby area and are members of Elizabeth Baptist Church.

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