Peter Pennoyer to discuss his approach to architecture Saturday in Tuxedo Park

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:23

Tuxedo Park - The Authors’ Circle at the Tuxedo Park Public Library presents architect Peter Pennoyer this Saturday, Feb. 12, at 4 p.m. He is the subject of Anne Walker’s boo, “Peter Pennoyer Architects: Apartments, Townhouses, Country Houses.” According to the editorial review on, “Peter Pennoyer Architects practices a refined architecture that imaginatively reinterprets classical pre-war American design for modern living. Drawing upon the examples of his aesthetic mentors Delano & Aldrich, Warren & Wetmore, and Grosvenor Atterbury, PPA’s projects strike a balance between comfort, luxury, and beauty. The work is characterized by a sophisticated use of detail and an insistence on meticulous craftsmanship and materials rarely found in contemporary architecture. This continuity with the past, both in concept and execution, lies at the very core of PPA’s award-winning designs.” The review includes this from designer Jeffrey Bilhuber: “Peter Pennoyer is on the top of my short list of great American architects. His extraordinary understanding of the nuances of architecture, and exemplary respect for historic precedents, allow me to do my job ever better. As can be seen on every page of this captivating book, he is a decorator’s dream architect.” Books will be available for purchase and autographs after the program. Call the Tuxedo Park Library at 351-2207 to register.