Alumni Profile

Patrick Fess portrait, lsu architecture alumni

Patrick Fess

BArch 2010


Patrick Fess (BArch 2010) is a principal and co-owner of Construct: Custom Architectural Fabrication, a custom fabrication shop that specializes in millwork, furnishings, and specialty projects. The company has evolved into a full design-build operation offering unique design, fabrication, and build services for commercial, residential, and event spaces. Patrick and co-owner Jonathan Smith (BArch 2010) have a showroom and meeting space on Magazine Street in New Orleans and a workshop in New Orleans East, where the mills and general fabrication equipment is housed and where LSU School of Architecture alumnus Drew Wallace (BArch 2010) works as the company’s shop director. The three of them are able to offer extensive backgrounds in architectural design, furniture making, and carpentry. The team collaboratively works with contractors and designers to create unique and captivating spaces and products. Construct’s clients include Besh Restaurant Group’s Pizza Domenica, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Gould Evans, Montgomery Roth, Solomon Group, the National World War II Museum, and the New York Times. Construct has also designed and built furniture for the Make It Right Foundation’s annual gala.

Patrick’s Portfolio