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Donald Taylor-Patterson

Associate, Philadelphia Office

Donald’s work reflects his passion for seeing equitable and inclusive growth in cities.

As an Associate at U3, Donald utilizes a combination of data analytics, visual representation tools, and strategy to help clients develop and implement bold, transformational visions for their campuses and communities. Trained as an urban planner, Donald is energized by getting to know new places and tackling unique challenges. Since joining U3 in 2018, Donald has worked with a wide range of clients across North America, including universities, cities, philanthropies, and nonprofit organizations. Donald has worked with the University of Pittsburgh since 2019 on a host of projects, including the creation of a robust development plan for its off campus real estate and the development of an anchor strategy to advance the institution’s mission to partner with its community and amplify its positive impact through procurement, capital projects, and hiring. In Memphis, Donald helped run a multi-phase community engagement and RFP process to find new operators for two iconic buildings in historic Overton Park. Through his work with Reimagining the Civic Commons, Donald co-authored an evidence-based action guide on advancing more equitable communities through investments in public space.

Donald’s work is informed by his prior experience as a Project Manager & Designer for a design-build firm, where he helped clients envision a range of projects, navigate complicated city permitting processes, and coordinate the various contractors, suppliers, and others involved in the development and construction process. Donald is also greatly influenced by his experiences growing up in North Philadelphia and is passionate about the equitable and inclusive growth of cities. Outside of the office, Donald enjoys exploring new cities, discovering the best local coffee shops, and learning new board games with friends.

Donald holds a BA in Architecture and a Certificate in Urban Studies from Princeton University, where he won the School of Architecture Urbanism thesis prize, and a Masters in Urban Planning from Harvard University.


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