Patrick L. Pinnell, FAIA CNU APA

Architecture & Town Planning LLC
389 Saybrook Road
Higganum, CT 06441-4110

Yale's and New Haven's Architectural and Urban Legacy: Form, Ideals, Preservation and Change over Four Centuries

Patrick Pinnell FAIA is an architect, planner, and author in Haddam, Connecticut. Recent work includes private houses; seventeen actor housing cottages for Goodspeed Musicals; and participation in design of Storrs Center at the University of Connecticut, for which he outlined the basic planning. Urbanscale projects include planning for Hartford’s downtown and region (Downtown Action Strategy; Hartford 2010 Plan; Rentschler Field planning; pro bono advisor to the Sheldon-Charter Oak neighborhood; and advising Brookhaven, NY, on three LIRR Transit-Oriented Developments). He recently designed 250 stone commemorative ornaments for two new residential colleges at Yale. Pinnell was one of the emergency team of planners and architects who flew into coastal Mississippi to aid reconstruction in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He led the urban design team in the Save Fenway Park effort in Boston in 2001; consulted on the Chicago 2020 Plan; and helped plan a new town outside Kansas City, Missouri. He has worked frequently with Duany / Plater-Zyberk, of Miami, on their planning and new town projects. With Andrés Duany, he long co-wrote the TechnicalPage for New Urban News. Historic preservation–connected work includes participation, with Cooper Robertson Architects, in the Master Plan for Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. Pinnell served for years as vice-chairman of the Hartford Parking Authority. He is a former Elector of the Wadsworth Athenaeum, currently a board member of Connecticut Landmarks, the Burr-McManus Trust, and the advisory council of Historic New England. The Campus Guide: Yale University, on the history and buildings of the campus and their place within New Haven, was published in 1999, second edition 2013. Pinnell’s commentaries on development issues for the Hartford Courant received an American Planning Association award. With his wife, Trinity College professor Kathleen Curran, he lives in the 1799 Levi and Mehitabel Hand Ward House in Higganum.