Patrick Li lives and works in Toronto. Li's work has been and won several design competitions and awards, published articles for various journals, and has an ongoing practice in art and designs.

Li's taking inspiration from daily life, His mission is to transform the everyday mundane into exceptional, unique pieces. Li's  work ranges from turning discarded fortune cookie slips into a wall of happy thoughts, to transforming ordinary eggs into an extraordinary light show.

Li's  art education and experience has been informed from various cultures – from Northern Ireland to Calgary to New York City and Toronto, Li's strengths are in working with his hands and thinking creatively. Most importantly, the larger goal is to help others see the world a little differently.


Curriculum Vitae



Master of Architecture, University of Toronto, 2005

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Alberta College of Art and Design, 1999

1st year Sculpture (Honours), University of Coventry, United Kingdom, 1995

Foundation Diploma in Fine Arts, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, 1994


Professional Experience   

Senior Architect Zeidler partnership architects (ZPA), Toronto, Canada (2011-Current)

Designer II KOHN PEDERSEN FOX ASSOCIATES (KPF), New York, United State (2007-2010)

Senior Designer + Intern Architect MHKW International, Toronto, Canada (2003 - 2007)

Intern Architect Sturgess Architects, Calgary, Alberta (2002)

Research Assistant University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture (2002)


Upcoming Exhibition

Come Up To My Room, Toronto, Ontario, January 2017


Awards and Built works

Corten Steel Planters, Commissioned Sculpture, Crawford House, Calgary, Alberta, 2003

Tree House Competition, 2002, Honourable Mention

University of Toronto Entrance Scholarship, 2002

Queens Travel Scholarship, 1995

Belfast Public Art Competition, 2nd Place, Northern Ireland, 1994



RIBA Kielder Observatory Competition, Northumberland, UK, 2005

454 Projects for Paris 2012, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris, France, 2005

Eric Arthur Gallery, Toronto, 2005

Design Exchange, Toronto, 2004

Avenue magazine, Calgary, 2004

Canadian Architect, February, 2002