Patrick Wong is an architectural photographer who creates powerful images that inspire design. For over two decades his passion for portraying outstanding architecture and the remarkable people who have a hand in making the built environment has been fueled by his curiosity, admiration, and appreciation of architecture. Although he attained a degree in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas School of Architecture, he was encouraged by professors to pursue a career as an architectural photographer. In 1992, he created Atelier Wong Photography in Austin with the ambition of making architectural portraits that illuminate the essence of place and celebrate the exceptional over the mundane.
What distinguishes Patrick and Atelier Wong Photography from other firms is the focus on promoting great architects, exceptional design, and outstanding craftsmanship over self-promotion. The images he creates have appeared in the most significant architectural print and online publications and contributed to the global awareness of Austin and Texas as a design force. His photographs and videos interpret time and place and are used to educate and inform architecture enthusiasts and professionals about the built environment.
Since 1995, Patrick has served as an Associate Member of AIA Austin on both the Design Awards and Homes Tour Committee. He routinely donates his time and talent serving Preservation Austin, AIA Austin, and the Austin Foundation for Architecture, providing pro bono use of his images to promote their respective missions. As a member of the Austin & San Antonio Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers he has served as Membership Director, Treasurer, and President. His most recent undertaking is portraying the transformation of downtown Austin through times lapse video, still and aerial photography, and video.