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Tim Love

Title: Principal, Utile Design Group
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference

Tim Love is the founding principal of Utile, a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm.  Love’s primary focus is the relationship between individual works of architecture and the larger city. He takes a strategic and collaborative approach to complicated urban projects – including charting and leading the public participation process and helping to bring together diverse public agencies and stakeholders around a single shared vision.

Recent and on-going assignments include the redesign of Boston’s City Hall Plaza, launched by a grant from the EPA-HUD-DOT Partnership for Sustainable Communities, a planning study for the Mill River District in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion, winner of the 2011 Honor Award for Design Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects.

In addition, Love is the lead design review and urban design consultant for the Massachusetts Port Authority’s development parcels. His on-call roll includes the review of projects at several stages of the design process and early-phase development planning for the Authority’s parcels.

Prior to founding Utile, Love was a Vice President at Machado & Silvetti Associates where he was the project director of the Getty Villa in Los Angeles and the Allston-Honan Branch library in Boston, the winner of a 2003 National AIA Design Award.

Love is also a tenured Associate Professor at the Northeastern University School of Architecture where he teaches housing, architectural theory, and a research studio focused on contemporary market-driven building types. Love received his undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.