Man in brown jacket with glasses and beardMELBOURNE, FLA. Oct. 25, 2023 – BRPH, a nationally ranked architecture, engineering and construction firm with 10 offices nationwide, named Patrick Durkin its regional market leader for the Western United States. In this new role, Durkin will work closely with existing clients and with the firm’s architecture and engineering business unit leaders to pursue strategic opportunities in the region. He comes to BRPH with 12 years of experience in business development, capture management, client relations, project management and mechanical engineering in the aerospace and mission systems industry. He will work from the firm’s Phoenix, Arizona, office and interface with team members at BRPH’s 10 U.S. offices.

“I’m excited to be able to use my engineering background and business development skills in the aerospace and defense industry to help BRPH and its clients maximize opportunities in the ever-growing space and defense market,” Durkin said. “The firm’s technical expertise is well-known and I’m proud to be a part of the BRPH team.”

Most recently, Durkin served as senior program and capture manager for General Dynamics Mission Systems in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he managed Space Development Agency programs while working to capture new business in the Department of Defense and space markets. Prior to that, he worked for Northrop Grumman Space Systems in a similar role. Durkin spent the first several years of his career working as a mechanical engineer and consultant for aerospace companies.

“BRPH’s aerospace and defense portfolio continues to grow at pace with the industry, so adding strategic new team members such as Patrick Durkin as a regional market leader will not only help us continue to provide our clients with the creative ideas and precise results we’re known for, but also the comfort that BRPH will be their preferred partner in solving their complex challenges,” said Raul E. Aviles Jr., president of architecture and engineering for BRPH. “Patrick’s unique skill set will position us to capture new and emerging business opportunities, particularly in the western states.”

Durkin earned a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and an MBA from the University of Arizona.

ABOUT BRPH – BRPH is a technically focused, creative AEC firm dedicated to solving clients’ most challenging problems through architecture, engineering, design, interior design, construction and mission solutions. The firm partners with mission-driven clients in the aerospace, defense, manufacturing, commercial, education, entertainment and hospitality markets to identify gaps in their program delivery, then plans, designs, manages and constructs facilities and solutions that get the job done – beautifully and intelligently. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top firms and has completed a wide range of projects across the United States and throughout the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando, Boca Raton and Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Seattle; Phoenix and Palmdale, California. For more information, visit