Patti Anahory holds a Masters in Architecture degree from Princeton University and a professional architecture degree from the Boston Architectural College.
In 2000, she was awarded the prestigious Rotch Traveling Scholarship through a two-stage design competition, becoming the second woman and the first woman of color to win in 113 years.
From 2009 until 2012 she served as Founding Director of CIDLOT, an emerging multidisciplinary applied research center at the University of Cabo Verde.
She co-founded XU:Collective in 2011, an interdisciplinary collective, now a professional practice.
In 2017 she served as Master Jury in the first edition of the Africa Architecture Awards and the following year she was invited to serve as jury for the curatorial framework of the XII International Architecture Biennale of São Paulo.
In 2019 she curated and organized the independent initiative errant_praxis an experimental digital gathering of architecture practices to interrogate the complex modes of practicing in/from and for the African world - the continent, islands, diaspora and imaginaries.
Her collaborations with filmmaker and web developer César Schofield Cardoso are Storia [na] Lugar, a multi-disciplinary storytelling platform promoting participatory media and [parenthesis] a space for creative experimentation and cross disciplinary dialogue.