Managing Principal Sital Patel joined S9 Architecture in 2012. He brings both experience and innovation to shaping and managing the firm’s organizational and operational processes, mapping out efficient workflows that emphasize design throughout the life of every S9 project, from initial concept through delivery. Equally expert in communicating design issues with clients and approval agencies, Sital also keeps projects on track beyond the studio. He plays a lead role in human resources, as well, strategically building the capabilities of the S9 staff.

Reinforcing his approach to the business of architecture, Sital values the aspirational as well as the practical elements of design; he points to the firm’s work at 110 Wall Street—reviving a 28-story building that had been devastated by Superstorm Sandy and transforming it into a new, forward-looking model for residential design as the first WeLive co-living project—as an example of this. At Building 127 and Dock 72 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, he has taken the lead in developing workplaces for the future, while his work on the restoration of the Central Park Boathouse demonstrates respect for the past.

A Certified Development Professional (ICSC) and former chairman of the Jersey City Historic Preservation Commission, Sital earned a BA in Art History from the University of Saskatchewan and a MArch and BA in Environmental Design from Dalhousie University.