Patrick McCafferty

Lecturer in Architecture

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

Mr. McCafferty specializes in the design of innovative and architecturally expressed structures. A licensed engineer in six US States, his broad experience includes international project management and the engineering design of museums, performance venues, airports, stadia, high rise, bridges, and sculpture.

Mr. McCafferty was named by Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine as among the top 40-under-40 engineers in the US, 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 across the US and abroad, including Harvard University, MIT, Columbia University, the Boston Architectural College, Pratt Institute, Oxford Brookes University, and the University of Cyprus.

Mr. McCafferty is a Trustee on the Board of the Boston Society for Architecture’s BSA Foundation, was a member of the Editorial Board of ArchitectureBoston Magazine, and was twice named to the jury of the Harleston Parker Medal, the annual award established by the Boston Society of Architects in 1921 to honor the most beautiful building in Boston, Massachusetts.

Select Projects:

The Alamo Museum
San Antonio, TX | Machado Silvetti

Colby College Athletics Center
Waterville, ME | Hopkins Architects

Echelman Sculpture “As if It Were Already Here” Aerial Sculpture
Boston, MA | Janet Echelman

Vietnamese-German University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam | Machado Silvetti

Raffles City Chongqing Development
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 Seocho Towers
Seoul, South Korea | KPF

US Air Force Memorial
Arlington, VA | Pei Cobb Freed & Partners

City of Manchester (Etihad) Stadium
Manchester, UK | Arup Associates

Padre Pio Cathedral
Foggia, Italy | Renzo Piano Building Workshop