Housing Design Matters is comprised of a team dedicated to excellence and attention to detail. We collaborate with builders on their projects to make the process a true pleasure and bring out the best in their communities! To view and connect on LinkedIn, simply click on a team member's photo.

 With over 30 years of experience specializing in residential architecture, Deryl Patterson is an award-winning architect that has a unique ability to energize a room and drive innovation through design. Deryl draws from everyday life to channel thoughtful design that improves the way we live. She has served on various NAHB committees, including Design, Education and the 55+ Council. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Architecture and is a registered architect in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Colorado.

With over 30 years of experience specializing in residential architecture, Deryl Patterson is an award-winning architect that has a unique ability to energize a room and drive innovation through design. Deryl draws from everyday life to channel thoughtful design that improves the way we live. She has served on various NAHB committees, including Design, Education and the 55+ Council. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Architecture and is a registered architect in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana and Colorado.

Deryl Patterson, AIA - President

 Tony Lynch - Designer

Tony Lynch - Designer

Tony Lynch - Designer

 Joining us after serving in the US Navy for 6 years and various graphic design firms, Gene Santos brings a wealth of talent and creativity in designing our graphics.

Joining us after serving in the US Navy for 6 years and various graphic design firms, Gene Santos brings a wealth of talent and creativity in designing our graphics.

Gene Santos - Graphics

 A recent graduate from the University of North Florida, Kevin DeClerk brings a creative mindset and a practical understanding of developing actionable objectives. He acts as our filter for all of our published media by turning unorganized thoughts into something others can understand.

A recent graduate from the University of North Florida, Kevin DeClerk brings a creative mindset and a practical understanding of developing actionable objectives. He acts as our filter for all of our published media by turning unorganized thoughts into something others can understand.

Kevin DeClerk - Marketing Strategist

 Coming from CalAtlantic (previously Ryland), Thomas Devine brings extensive experience in architectural plans and strategic planning for builders. His work has extended throughout the Southeast and the Sun Belt. Prior to Ryland, Tom served as the Director of Design at Arthur Rutenburg. A University of Florida and North Carolina State alum, Thomas is licensed in Florida and Texas and heads our Tampa office.

Coming from CalAtlantic (previously Ryland), Thomas Devine brings extensive experience in architectural plans and strategic planning for builders. His work has extended throughout the Southeast and the Sun Belt. Prior to Ryland, Tom served as the Director of Design at Arthur Rutenburg. A University of Florida and North Carolina State alum, Thomas is licensed in Florida and Texas and heads our Tampa office.

Thomas Devine, AIA - Senior Partner

 Tobi Saunders is a member of the International Association of Color Consultants, North American Chapter, one of the most established color associations in the world. A Florida Gator alum with a Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture, Tobi’s widespread knowledge about the science, psychology, & application of color gives builders a comprehensive approach to bringing vibrancy and character to a community’s streetscape.

Tobi Saunders is a member of the International Association of Color Consultants, North American Chapter, one of the most established color associations in the world. A Florida Gator alum with a Bachelor of Design and Master of Architecture, Tobi’s widespread knowledge about the science, psychology, & application of color gives builders a comprehensive approach to bringing vibrancy and character to a community’s streetscape.

Tobi Saunders - Colorist & Marketing Coordinator 

 Zahn Sallee

Zahn Sallee

Zahn Sallee - Job Captain

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