PATRICK MOORE specializes in historical and traditional carpentry practices and has worked around the world on national and international classified historical sites. His masterpiece (thesis to be accepted as a Compagnon) was on display for two years at the Musee du Compagnonnage in Tours, France, then was on exhibition at the Musee des Maîtres et Artisans du Quebec in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, for a few years, and is now currently on display at the Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum in Kobe, Japan along with several other pieces. Patrick’s extensive portfolio includes work on two UNESCO classified world heritage sites, numerous nationally classified historical monuments in Europe and North America, ranging from the rebuilding of a cathedral, restoration of monasteries (oldest from the 11th century), abbeys, churches, hotels, and private residences, as well as new construction of luxury high-end private residences and commercial, institutional, and governmental projects, most notably the rehabilitation of the iconic Centre Block on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. He has published articles for multiple woodworking and carpentry journals, such as the Timber Framers Journal, Scantlings, The Mortise and Tenon (A U.K. publication), and The Woodworker’s Journal.
He has more than ten years of accredited schooling from around the world. He obtained two federally recognized Canadian certificates (the Red Seal) one in carpentry and the other in joinery/cabinet maker. In 2013 he became the first person from both American continents to be received as a Compagnon Passant Charpentier Du Devoir (Passed Companion Carpenter) in France. This is where he completed his masters with the esteemed Association Ouvriere des Compagnons du Devoir du Tour de France (Companions of duty workers association of the tour of France) and La Grande École Des Hommes de Métier en Compagnonnage, a private university in France. The French Compagnonnage system has been inscribed in 2010 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. He also has obtained two diplomas from a Canadian college; one in heritage masonry and the other in heritage carpentry.
In 2014 he founded and created The Professional School of Practical Stereotomy, a small private professional school located in Ottawa, Canada which is unique in the English-speaking world where students are given the experience in the UNESCO listed knowledge of practical stereotomy. The knowledge of stereotomy, as it’s used by French carpenters, has been inscribed onto the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2009. Students come from around the world to the school and are able to obtain up to a master’s certificate, either online or on location. He has developed and delivered workshops, seminars, lectures, and professional development courses around the world for professionals, professors, trainers and he’s been invited to speak at both national and international conferences both as a guest lecturer and keynote speaker.