Patricia Saldaña Natke, AIA
Founding Partner

Patricia Saldaña Natke is Founding Partner of UrbanWorks and as President oversees design excellence for every project. Her extraordinary record of public service imbues the firm with a strong civic ethic.

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Ms. Natke has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Facilitator at Archeworks, and currently a Part Time Professor at IIT School of Architecture for the Advanced Design Studios.

  Prior to founding UrbanWorks, she worked in design positions for several award-winning Chicago architectural firms.

Among her professional accomplishments, Ms. Natke chaired the National AIA Diversity Committee for the American Institute of Architects. She represented the City of Chicago at the International Expo in Osaka, Japan. Ms. Natke recently lectured and traveled extensively in Brazil as a recipient of a Partners of the Americas Architecture Travel Grant.

Professional Affiliations:
American Institute of Architects, Member
Chicago Women in Architecture, Member and Past President
Arquitectos, Member
Hispanic American Construction Industry Association,
Partners of Americas, Illinois-Sao Paulo Chapter,
   Board Member and Past President
Center for Neighborhood Technology,
   Board (’07 to present)
CNT Energy
   Board (09' to present)
Chicago Public Education Fund,
   Leadership Council Member