Patriot Plaza may be bricks and mortar, but ingrained in every inch of the space is the expertise, thoughtfulness and heart-felt spirit of each person we are proud to call a part of the Patriot Plaza team.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, along with The Patterson Foundation, its volunteer construction and art advisory groups, and paid architecture, design, art and legal professionals poured over countless hours of details, concepts and the like to ensure Patriot Plaza’s excellence.
•The Patterson Foundation Construction Team: ◦Debra Jacobs, The Patterson Foundation – President and CEO
◦Sandy Beckley, The Patterson Foundation – Initiative Consultant
◦Art Bryant, Development Logistics – Owners Representative
◦Gary Hoyt, Hoyt Architects – Design Architect
◦Ann Wykell, Social Sector Solutions – Art Consultant
◦David E. Sessions, Willis A. Smith Construction – Construction Manager

•Volunteer Advisors: ◦Construction Advisory Group of industry experts
◦Art Advisory Group of industry experts ■Kenny Irby
■Robin Nigh
■Mark Ormond


In partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – National Cemetery Administration, The Patterson Foundation is funding the design and construction of a ceremonial amphitheater at Sarasota National Cemetery.

The Patterson Foundation will donate Patriot Plaza, to the National Cemetery Administration during a dedication planned for spring 2014. The Patterson Foundation is fully endowing the replacement maintenance of Patriot Plaza to ensure its excellence in perpetuity.

Explore the features of Patriot Plaza with our interactive rendering.

Legacy of Valor