Lamar Johnson Collaborative Adds Seasoned Hospitality Designer Patricia Rotondo to Leadership Team

CHICAGO, IL – April 19, 2023 – Today Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), an award-winning national architecture, planning and interior design firm headquartered in Chicago, announced the addition of Patricia Rotondo, IIDA to its design team as Senior Principal. In this role, Patricia will help drive studio development in the hospitality and residential markets, as well as overall strategic growth in design.

“We are pleased to welcome Patricia to our team,” said founder and CEO Lamar Johnson, FAIA, Executive Chairman. “Her strong relationships in the hospitality and residential sectors, and experience in concept-based design and brand recognition, are an ideal fit for LJC.”

With over 27 years of experience, Patricia has worked on award-winning hospitality and residential projects across the country and around the globe, including hotels and resorts, multi-family residential, government buildings, mixed-use projects, senior living communities, workplace and higher education.

Winner of the International Interior Design Association’s (IIDA) Member of the Year award in 2018, Patricia’s specialty is forward-thinking designs. She embodies a unique, concept-based design approach that ensures a symbiotic collaboration between her design team and her clients. As a result, she has developed long-standing relationships with some of the world’s best known hotel and residential brands, crafting numerous award-winning and widely publicized projects.

“I am excited to join the remarkable architectural and interior design team at LJC during this tremendous chapter of growth,” said Patricia. “The combination of LJC’s integrated design-build capabilities, strong client base, and diverse project markets makes for a dynamic and rewarding work environment.”

LJC’s mission is to help companies around the world create new spaces and reinvent existing ones. Patricia joins the team with a proven history of strong collaborations and magnificent outcomes, making her perfectly suited to serve clients as they tackle ambitious design and innovation challenges, with the power of integrated design. We welcome her with great anticipation for what is to come as she begins this next phase of an already stellar career.

About LJC
LJC is the full-service design and architecture arm of Clayco and is committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design—including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering—the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, visit