• Industry


  • Services offered

    Engineer - Structural, Project Management

  • States served

    Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

  • Has Experience with these building types:

    Business (Office), Civic (Recreational), Government, Transportation (Airports, Train or Subway Stations)

  • Has Experience with these material types:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT), Heavy Timber Decking

  • Has experience with these construction types:


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Patrick McCafferty is a Project Director with the international design firm Arup, and a Lecturer at Harvard University. Patrick began his career as an American Scholar in Arup's London office in 1996 upon receiving both undergraduate and graduate 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 and Education Business.

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

Patrick 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 School of Civil & Environmental Engineering. He is a frequent architectural juror at numerous colleges and universities across the US and abroad, including Harvard University, MIT, Columbia University, Boston Architectural College, Pratt Institute, Oxford Brookes University, and the University of Cyprus. He is currently on the faculty of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design.

Patrick is a Director of the Structural Engineers Association of Massachusetts, a Trustee 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 in 1921 to honor the most beautiful building in Boston.

Select Projects:
Northeastern University ISEC Pedestrian Bridge (Boston, MA)
Colby College Athletics Center (Waterville, ME)
Echelman Sculpture "As if It Were Already Here" (Boston, MA)
Vietnamese-German University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
Chongqing Raffles City (Chongqing, China)
King Abdulaziz Airport (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort (Singapore)
New Acropolis Museum (Athens, Greece)
Samsung Seocho Towers (Seoul, South Korea)
US Air Force Memorial (Arlington, VA)
City of Manchester Etihad Stadium (Manchester, UK)
Padre Pio Cathedral (Foggia, Italy)

Work Experience