Board of Trustees Selects New Trustee Member, Patrick Ahearn and Michael Tirico
Syracuse University is pleased to announce the election of two new members to the University’s Board of Trustees, Patrick J. Ahearn G’73 and Michael T. Tirico ’88. Ahearn and Tirico were elected at the Board’s November meeting.
“We are excited that Patrick and Mike will join the Syracuse University Board of Trustees during this critical and exciting time for the University,” says Steven W. Barnes ’82, chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees. “Their knowledge, insights, and unique experiences will assist us as we work to move the University forward.”
Ahearn, who earned a bachelor of architecture degree and a master of architecture in urban design from the School of Architecture, is the president/principal of Patrick Ahearn Architect, an architectural practice with offices in Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. With a specialty in high-end, historically motivated architecture and interior design, his firm is focused primarily on residential architecture, reflecting classic styles. Projects include master planning, new construction, historic renovation and restoration. Prior to studying at Syracuse, Ahearn earned a B.S. in architectural technology at the New York Institute of Technology and an A.A.S. in construction technology at SUNY Farmingdale. Early in his career, he was with firms in Boston and Cambridge, including the Architects Collaborative. Ahearn was inducted into the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects in 2015.
In 2013, Ahearn was honored with the School of Architecture’s Outstanding Alumnus Award. He serves on the School of Architecture Advisory Committee and on the Boston Regional Council. A member of the Benefactor and Visionary Gift Clubs, Ahearn supports the School of Architecture. He’s also an active philanthropist on Martha’s Vineyard; he supports the island’s museum, as well as local conservation efforts. Among their six children combined, Ahearn and his wife, Marsha Mills Ahearn, have a foster son, Mohinder “Mike” Vivo Amore ’16, who is a student in the Whitman School of Management.