Deryl Patterson is an award-winning architect with more than 30 years of experience and the president and founder of Housing Design Matters, Inc., specializing in residential architecture. She is highly sought after, because her designs sell houses. Deryl is married with three grown children and applies her experience as a working mother to all of her home designs. As frequent contributor to trade publications, Deryl stays on the forefront of current trends and innovations, drawing from everyday life to channel thoughtful design that improves the way we live. She has served on multiple NAHB committees, including Design, Education and the 55+ Council. Deryl is often a speaker at national and regional industry events. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Architecture and is a registered architect in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, Virginia and Maryland.