About Us

PATE ARCHITECTS is one of the Permian Basin’s most respected architectural design & planning firms with a long history of providing professional services to clients throughout Texas & the southwest.

More than 30 years of design & planning experience has given us a portfolio which includes new construction & renovations for over 400 successful building projects.

Pate Architects is a "client service" driven firm.  We carefully manage and schedule our workload to ensure that each client, (regardless of size), receives the personal attention of the company’s founder, Walter F. Pate, AIA.

We carefully listen to you to help determine your goals before we start any design effort.  Pate Architects main objective is to understand your vision & then to provide completed facilities that are creative, functional, energy efficient & visually pleasing, & yet built on schedule & within budget.


Walter F. Pate, AIA

Walter F. Pate, AIA

Walter F. Pate, AIA


Bachelor of Architecture from the nationally recognized University of Texas School of Architecture in Austin, Texas


  • Registered Architect: Texas with other Registrations in New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Florida, Georgia, & South Carolina
  • Certification by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Texas Society of Architects (TSA)
  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • Association For Learning Enviroments ( formerly CEFPI)


While attending college, Walter worked with several architectural firms in the Austin area. Following graduation, he joined a large regional architectural firm in Atlanta, Georgia. He returned to his native home of Midland in the early 1980s & opened Pate Architects. Active in many civic endeavors, Walter is also a graduate of the "Leadership Midland" program.

Walter has extensive experience in Texas, Colorado & the southeastern United States for a variety of public & private project assignments, such as master site planning, commercial offices, retail developments, health care projects, churches, schools, industrial projects, detention facilities & recreational projects. He also has considerable experience with energy conservation including active & passive solar energy applications.