Sherman "Pat" Morss

Sherman "Pat" Morss


Associate Principal
(617) 227-9272 x 304

Pat has been with Finegold Alexander for over 47 years and has extensive experience with a variety of building and project types. He has considerable expertise in developing feasibility studies and design options solutions for design and engineering challenges associated with renovation, historic preservation and restoration, adaptive-use projects and the integration of new additions with existing buildings. He was instrumental to Finegold Alexander’s work to restore and renovate the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration and countless other historically significant projects and National Register properties.

Pat is a long-time advocate and expert in sustainable design. He recently led the feasibility and schematic study for a Net Zero option for Lowell Justice Center in Lowell, MA which achieved LEED Platinum Certification. He also designed his own home in 1972 and has made it an evolving lab for sustainable initiatives including the incorporation of wind power, and solar hydronic and PV systems. Outside of the office, Pat is an avid photographer—his talents shine through the photographs he takes on his worldly trips!

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American Institute of Architects

Boston Society of Architects

Life Trustee of the USS Constitution Museum

Trustee and Treasurer of the New England Museum Association (NEMA) – Pat has chaired sessions on Global warming at their annual conferences


"Aiming for Net Zero in Public Buildings: 8 Principles," in Informed Infrastructure, April 2019

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Have you ever had a nickname? What is it? “Pat” – I was born on St. Patrick’s Day.

Favorite food? Norwegian shrimp in the shell – best fresh-boiled straight off the boat.

First job? Tagging trees for selective cutting in the way northern townships of Maine.