Born and raised in Saint Louis, Patrick Killian’s career is grounded in the world of Arts and Antiques, and included stints in the Public Relations Departments at both The San Francisco Museum of Art and Sotheby’s New York. Evolving into the business of Interior Design, he started with the Soho-based design firm AERO Studios, followed by a coveted position as assistant to the legendary Albert Hadley, founding partner of Parish-Hadley Associates.
Patrick Killian, Inc. was established in 2000 in Palm Beach, after long-term clients from New York purchased a Landmarked Maurice Fatio house facing the Everglades Club. Patrick has worked on numerous projects in Palm Beach, Jupiter Island, Southampton, Greenwich, The Bahamas, as well as back in New York.
Recently, he completed a complete overhaul of the Sailfish Club of Florida, as well as a mid-century landmark restaurant in the heart of Palm Beach.
Several projects have garnered awards presented by The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. A Bermuda-style house, built from scratch for the client, won the 2008 Schuler Award for Significant New Architecture. In 2009, the Foundation’s Ballinger Award for Outstanding Restoration was
awarded to the owners of a 1926 Addison Mizner, Mediterranean-style palazzo.
He deepened his commitment to the preservation of historic architecture and the town of Palm Beach itself, by serving on the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Past cultural affiliations have included serving as Chairman of the Young Friends of The Norton Museum of Art and Co-Chair of The Whitehall Society at The Flagler Museum.
He has been a member of The Contemporaries at The Society of The Four Arts, since its founding.
He currently serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of The Irish Georgian Foundation.