PATRICK DURHAM, PE, CTS-D
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
AVIXA / InfoComm International
National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying
National Society of Professional Engineers
U.S. Green Building Council
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Midland/Odessa in West Texas, where “The Sky’s the Limit.”
WHAT’S SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULDN’T GUESS ABOUT YOU?
I used to have the thickest West Texan drawl you can imagine. (No, I can’t do it anymore.)
WHAT BOOK ARE ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
A Walk in the Woods (Bill Bryson)
Weight Training for Cyclists (Ken Doyle / Eric Schmitz)
Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown)
Denali's West Buttress: A Climber's Guide to Mount McKinley's Classic Route (Colby Coombs)
Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Gerry Roach)
WHAT’S THE BEST PLACE YOU HAVE EVER VISITED?
Toss-up between Alaska and Ireland. …. AND the Pyrenees, the coasts of northeastern Brazil, the top of Mount Rainier, Olympic National Park, the Smoky Mountains, and Colorado’s 14ers!!
WHO IS THE BEST MUSICIAN AND TO SEE LIVE?
Andrew Bird, without question.
YOU’RE THE STAR OF GROUNDHOG DAY, BUT YOU GET TO CHOOSE A DAY OUT OF YOUR LIFE TO RELIVE. WHAT’S YOUR DAY LIKE?
I wake up a single man, I pick up 2 kegs of beer, I set up a PA system, I get spiffed up, I head over to a nice art gallery, I see my fiancée there, a motorcycle gang rides by precisely when we’re saying our vows, a sweaty hippie minister officiates and invokes Native American prayers, we kiss and seal our marriage, I make a fool of myself, I see all my friends and family together in the same place on the same occasion, I realize I’m the luckiest guy, and I go to sleep a happily married man.
WHERE IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO EAT?
“To the Wind” restaurant on Colfax … amazing.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY?
Long bike rides, and long hiking/backpacking excursions.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Play with my two adorable children, and go to uber-gourmet restaurants on dates with my wife.