2022-03-30 Mimi & Tim Love
From Daniel Dugan
Mimi Love's expertise ranges from complicated renovation projects to campus master plans. While her experience is broad, she has a particular interest in adaptive reuse projects that have complicated programmatic requirements. Mimi led an urban campus master plan for a tech company based in Kendall Square that will eventually occupy close to a million square feet of office space. Several phases of the expansion have been completed, and she is currently overseeing the interior fit-out of 300,000 SF of a new office tower. She was the design principal for Autodesk’s office expansion at The Innovation and Design Building in Boston’s Seaport District. Mimi helped lead Rethink Boston City Hall & Plaza for the City of Boston and was the principal-in-charge for the redesign of the lobby and other pilot projects throughout the building. Prior to joining Utile in 2005, Mimi was an Associate at Machado Silvetti where she was the lead designer for the renovation projects at the Getty Villa in Malibu, CA. She is the co-author of Color Space Style, a reference book on interior design.
Tim Love is the founding principal of Utile and a tenured Associate Professor at Northeastern University. Tim’s primary focus is the relationship between individual works of architecture and the larger city. His work is not driven by aesthetics, but by collaborative deep-dive research focused on the social, environmental, technical, and regulatory issues of urban problems. Love and his teams find opportunities for design by uncovering latent issues and fully leveraging and synthesizing them. Tim works on diverse projects of varying scales, including citywide comprehensive plans, development plans for new urban districts, and regeneration strategies for aging industrial areas. Tim and his collaborators are also known for their award-winning public realm initiatives, including the City of Boston’s Public Realm and Complete Streets Design Guidelines and the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. At Northeastern, Tim teaches seminars on urban real estate development and the impact of planning policy on the built environment. He also coordinates and teaches the undergraduate housing studio and a yearly option studio focused on urban design opportunities in metropolitan Boston.
This lecture is made possible by a generous gift from Eva Maddox (DAAP '66)