Patrick McCafferty

Lecturer in Architecture

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

McCafferty specializes in the design of innovative and architecturally expressed structures. A professional engineer in five US States, his broad range of experience includes international project management and the engineering design of museums, performance venues, airports, stadia, mixed-use development, bridges, facades, and sculpture.

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

McCafferty has served on the Editorial Board of ArchitectureBoston Magazine and was twice named to the jury of the Harleston Parker Medal, the annual award established in 1921 to honor the most beautiful building in Boston, Massachusetts.

Select Projects:

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

Raffles City Chongqing
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

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

Samsung Headquarters – Seocho Towers
Seoul, Korea | KPF

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

City of Manchester Stadium
Manchester, UK | Arup Associates

Padre Pio Cathedral
Foggia, Italy | RPBW