About Michael Tartamella

Managing Principal

Since joining Patrick Ahearn Architect in July of 2005, Michael Tartamella AIA was elevated to the role of Managing Principal in 2018. He has excelled in providing outstanding design and project management for many of the firm’s most significant and award-winning projects and has demonstrated a profound aptitude and commitment to the firm’s unique approach to Timeless Architecture. A native of Maryland, Michael developed an interest in architecture at a young age watching his uncle design homes on the east end of Long Island. After observing the artful craftsmanship of hand drafting and personalized service working with clients to develop their homes, he knew he wanted to become a residential architect. His love for traditional architecture and shingle-style homes developed while sailing from Block Island to Cuttyhunk and Martha’s Vineyard each summer and admiring residences along the coast. To Michael, the scale and character that define regional New England vernacular make homes both livable and laudable, and he is proud to practice in this style today.

Michael’s leadership, organization, and creativity make him an integral part of the Patrick Ahearn team. While managing day to day operations of the firm, Michael also leads projects in New England and beyond. He deeply believes in the ability to create an implied sense of history for a home, and Founder Patrick Ahearn often shares, “he sees with my eyes.”

Michael holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University and obtained his professional registration in 2008. Throughout his professional career, Michael has gained knowledge and expertise in a variety of project types working with architectural firms in New England, Long Island, and Washington DC. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Boston Society of Architects, and he holds a National Council of Architectural Registration Board certification.

Outside of the firm, Michael donates his time to furthering the profession by serving on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s New England Chapter. An avid golfer who enjoys the game, the courses, and the history related to each, he would love to some day design clubhouses for private and public use.  Michael resides in Wellesley, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.