The DaVinci of Timber Frame design for our project is Ed Levin of Paradim Builders.
In 1969, Boston native Ed Levin graduated from Dartmouth College and got his start in timber framing by dismantling an early 19th Century barn in Norwich, Vermont. He raised his first new frame in 1971 and for the next decade and a half operated a small timber frame business based in Canaan, New Hampshire, before embarking on his present career as a frame designer. Ed is a contributing editor of the journal Timber Framing, has written extensively on joinery and engineering, participated in many Guild projects, and done pioneering work in historic reproduction, and on curved framing and compound joinery. In addition to residential construction, Ed frequently works on public spaces including school buildings, theatres, women's shelters, ski lodges and covered bridges. Ed's work can be found throughout North America and beyond. He is proud to be a founder and loyal member of the Timber Framers Guild.
He and his family make their home in Hanover, New Hampshire. Ed Levin, Paradim Builders, 5 Crowley Terrace, Hanover, NH 03755, 603-643-2002