Patrick J. Mahoney, AIA
Mahoney is a licensed architect and associate in the Amherst, NY-based firm of Lauer-Manguso & Associates.
He holds a Master of Architecture degree from the State University at Buffalo. His
professional work is extensive in office, medical, and retail buildings.
He was "compelled to become an architect" when in 1979 he experienced Frank
Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. His inability to capture the feeling of Fallingwater in two dimensional
media led to a goal of experiencing all of Mr. Wright's extant works on a first hand
basis. Mr. Mahoney has achieved 95% of this goal at this point in time. These visits
enabled Mr. Mahoney to meet many original clients of Frank
In 1997 , Mr. Mahoney was a founding member of the Graycliff
Conservancy. The Conservancy was established with the
intention of acquiring the circa 1926 estate and returning it to its 1930 appearance,
while using it for educational purposes. The Conservancy now owns the Isabelle
R. Martin Estate, Graycliff, in Evans , N.Y., 14 miles
Southwest of Buffalo, N.Y. He is also the Vice-President of the Conservancy and Chairman
of the design committee that oversees the restoration of the estate. Over the past
five years he has directed both professional and volunteer forces in the removal
of non original alterations to the estate. He served as Project Architect for the
recently completed on-site visitor
He has extensively photographed the estate as well as many
extant Frank Lloyd Wright designed structures. He published an article entitled "Unbuilt
Wright" in the Spring 1999 issue of Western
New York Heritage Magazine documenting the extensive work
of Frank Lloyd Wright designed but not built.
In the early 1980s Mr. Mahoney began to collect historic postcards of Western New
York. Since that time the collection has grown to include several other specialty
areas including naval architecture, buildings by Frank
Lloyd Wright, buildings by Louis
Sullivan, and buildings by H.
Mr. Mahoney's recent architectural work includes the renovated Village Shopping Center
in East Aurora, N.Y., a design based upon a structure of Frank Lloyd Wright's demolished
See also: Graycliff
Restoration to Include Creo-Dipt Shingles