Tito Patri (1933-)
Tito Patri was born in San Francisco to Stella Nicole Patri, a bookbinder of rare books, and Giacomo Giuseppe Patri, a prominent San Francisco artist and teacher. He graduated with a B.S. degree from the College of Agriculture (UC Berkeley) in 1955, and went to work for Eckbo, Royston, and Williams (1954-1957), both in San Francisco with Robert Royston and Los Angeles with Garrett Eckbo. In 1957 he worked on several projects in the short-lived firm Patri Patri Patri with his brothers, architects Remo and Piero. He directed more than 30 environmental planning studies and master plans as part of his own practice. His planning projects include community and regional parks, as well as master plans for two major botanic gardens. Patri’s international interests led him to study culturally and ecologically responsive tourism potentials in the Republic of Slovakia, and in 1964 he participated in a master planning team for two villages on the Island of Guam. Patri taught landscape architecture and environmental planning at the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley (1961-1970) and chaired the California State Mining and Geology Board (1979-1982). He was honored as a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) in 1987.
The Tito Patri Collection spans the years 1955-2015. The collection is organized into four series: Personal Papers, Professional Papers, Office Records, and Project Records. The collection includes a published sketchbook of his travel drawings, regional studies and reports, and documents Patri’s career designing landscapes for residences, businesses, and cities.