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.
Echelman Sculpture "As if It Were Already Here"
Boston, MA | Studio Echelman
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