Patrick Sughrue

Patrick Sughrue, Sustainable Building Advisor, has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, having been personally involved in myriad aspects of construction from concrete, framing, HVAC and electrical to plumbing and solar. Patrick has been trained in the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, the Oregon High Performance Home, and the Living Building Challenge, and recently participated in the Passive House certification training. A life-long learner, he also instructs other professionals on green building techniques.

With a personal history of energy conservation and renewable energy projects dating back to the 1970s, including work on BPA’s Hood River Conservation Project in the Columbia Gorge in the 1980s, Patrick Sughrue launched Structures NW in 2003 to assist clients in more easily incorporating a broad range of energy efficient and sustainable products and methods into their construction projects.

Structures NW assists our clients in the design of green building projects. We work with an outstanding team of designers, engineers and manufacturers to provide our clients with the latest in best practices and sustainable green building products. Among those products are structural insulated panels (SIPs) from several manufactures, and Fox Blocks Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF’s), high-performance windows, high recycled-content metal roofing, energy recovery ventilation systems and other accessories.

Industry memberships include:

  • Structural Insulated Panel Association (SIPA)

  • Northwest EcoBuilding Guild 

  • Timber Framers Guild

  • GO! Gorge Owned business network

  • Cascadia Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council