About the Principals

Roger Patch, AIA Don Erickson, AIA John Madson, AIA


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About the Principals

A successful building project is the result of a good and close relationship between client and architect. The principals of Patch Erickson Madson took great pride in the personal attention given each project; large and small. The disciplines and expertise they brought to each project represented the high level of professionalism of the firm. Each project was bestowed an incentive and integrity guarantee to ensure each client received the highest level of effort and design.  Meet the principals listed below ...

Roger  Patch


Roger W. Patch earned his Masters Degree in Architecture at Harvard University in 1950 after being graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1947.  He returned to Minnesota , working for other firm in the Twin Cities until 1955 when he joined talents with Don Erickson.  Together they founded the firm of Patch Erickson. 
Mr. Patch is a past President of the Minneapolis Chapter of the Minnesota Society of Architects.  He holds a NCARB Certificate and a Fallout Shelter Certificate and was registered in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin.   Mr. Patch has received many accolades including the Mont San Michel and Chartes award from the American institute of Architects for scholarship.  While at Harvard he was mentored by Dr. Walter Gropius.  He was President of the Minneapolis chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1963 to 1964.  He was also a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Board in 1954 and listed in Who's Who in the Midwest. 
Roger W. Patch lives now in Ft. Myers, Florida with his wife of 58 years, Pauline (Polly) Patch.  He has 6 grown children who have all found successful careers related to architectural design, building inspection, construction of housing and/or real estate.
Don Erickson


Don Erickson served in the U.S.N.R. before graduation from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts degree.  He worked with other firms before joining with Mr. Patch in1955.  He served on the Governor's Committee for Aging and served as a member of the Regional Advisory panel on Architectural Services for the General Services Administration. He holds a NCARB Certificate and was registered in Minnesota, Wyoming, North and South Dakota and Wisconsin.
John Madson

Mr. Madson served in the Army Air Force as a fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations.  He also graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1949 receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree and again in 1950 receiving a Bachelor of Architecture.  After working with other offices in Minneapolis, John joined the firm of Patch Erickson in 1955 shortly after the firm was organized.  He was appointed an Associate in 1957 and became a full partner in 1969 when the firm was incorporated.  Mr.. Madson holds a NCARB Certificate and was registered in Minnesota and North Dakota.




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