October 16, 2018 at 7:00 -- Join us for a talk and book signing by award-winning architect Patrick Ahearn as he presents his acclaimed new book, "Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living."
This free event will begin with a reception at 7pm followed by a presentation and book signing. Refreshments will be served. Please register for this event at hinghamlibrary.org/register or call 781-741-1405 ext. 1404.
Timeless reveals how Patrick Ahearn’s historically motivated, human-scaled designs have advanced the art of place-making in some of America’s most storied destinations. Whether carefully restoring century-old landmarked townhouses in Boston’s Back Bay or creating new homes that re-imagine the local vernacular of Martha’s Vineyard, Ahearn demonstrates an unparalleled ability to combine the romance of traditional architecture with the ideals of modernism. With his work, he sensitively balances preservation with innovation to make buildings that feel truly timeless.
Revealing the stories behind the iconic houses and public environments handsomely depicted in its pages, Timeless captures Ahearn’s singular vision, creative process, and deep expertise. For architects and interior designers — or for anyone who has ever dreamed of creating a home with a true sense of place — this book will enlighten and inspire.
Celebrated as one of America’s top classical architects, Patrick Ahearn — a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects — began his career with ambitious adaptive-reuse public projects and for the past twenty-five years has focused primarily on historically motivated, site-sensitive private residences in New England. Raised in Levittown, New York, and based in Boston for the past four decades, he received degrees in architecture and urban design from Syracuse University. Today, he oversees a firm of twelve designers working in studios in Boston’s Back Bay and in Edgartown, on Martha’s Vineyard. He has designed more than 500 signature private residences, including the HGTV Dream Home 2015, and has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers. Architectural Digest calls Ahearn a "legendary architect" whose designs are "why people covet Martha’s Vineyard real estate."
This evening with the author event is presented in cooperation with Buttonwood Books.