Patrick McCafferty is an Associate Principal with the international design firm Arup, and a Lecturer in Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He began his career as an American Scholar in Arup's London offices upon receiving both his undergraduate and graduate civil and structural engineering degrees from Cornell University in 1995/96. He then spent six years in Arup’s New York office before joining Arup's Boston office in 2005 where he leads the structural engineering practice.

Patrick specializes in the design of innovative and architecturally expressed structures. A professional engineer in five US States, his broad experience includes international management and the design of museums, performance venues, airports, stadia, high rise, bridges, facades, and sculpture. Patrick was named by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine as among the top 40-under-40 engineers in the United States, was a member of faculty in MIT's Department of Architecture, and has served as an advisor to Cornell University’s Department of Civil Engineering. He is a frequent architectural juror at numerous universities throughout the United States and abroad, including the Boston Architectural College, Harvard University, MIT, Columbia University, Pratt Institute, Oxford Brookes University, and the University of Cyprus. He is currently a member of faculty in Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Patrick is a recent-past member of the Editorial Board of ArchitectureBoston magazine and was twice named to the jury of the Boston Society of Architect’s Harleston Parker Medal, the annual award established in 1921 to honor the most beautiful building in Boston.

Select Projects:

Echelman Sculpture "As if It Were Already Here"

Boston, MA | Studio Echelman


Vietnamese-German University

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Machado Silvetti


Chongqing Raffles City

Chongqing, China | Safdie Architects


King Abdulaziz International Airport

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia | Atkins


Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort

Singapore | Safdie Architects


New Acropolis Museum

Athens, Greece | Bernard Tschumi Architects


Samsung Headquarters Seocho Towers

Seoul, Korea | Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates


US Air Force Memorial

Arlington, VA | Pei Cobb Freed & Partners


City of Manchester Stadium

Manchester, UK | Arup Associates


Padre Pio Cathedral

Foggia, Italy | Renzo Piano Building Workshop


The Millennium Bridge

London, UK | Foster and Partners

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