Deryl Patterson, AIA, is an award-winning architect with over 30 years of experience and the president and founder of Housing Design Matters, Inc., specializing in residential architecture. She is married with three grown children and applies her experience as a working mother and empty-nester to all of her designs. A renown influencer in the industry, Deryl stays on the forefront of current trends and innovations, drawing from everyday life to channel thoughtful design that improves the way we live. She has served on multiple NAHB committees, including Design, Education and the 55+ Council. Deryl is often a speaker at national and regional industry events. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Architecture and is a registered architect in multiple states.