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Kathleen MacNeil LEED AP (2016)


Kathy leads all construction and design implementation for MP Boston and assists in all development activities. She excels at running large-scale urban construction projects and is an advocate for local preservation, ensuring that all projects uphold the rich history of Boston.

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Kathleen MacNeil LEED AP
Principal, MP Boston
Women in Design Award of Excellence, 2016 winner

Kathleen Mac Neil FINAL BOARD 2

I have been very fortunate to be involved in several large scale urban projects that have transformed Boston’s urban fabric: among them the Ritz Carlton Hotel +Towers, Millennium Tower and the future Winthrop Center. These projects were just some of my accomplishments that led to my recognition as the recipient of the 2016 BSA Design in Excellence Award.

DTX before after

My work over the years has focused on many scales, from impacting the Boston skyline to the public realm and how the buildings meet the ground plane.

Downtown Crossing, circa 2008 (before)

The "Steps" at Downtown Crossing, circa 2016 (after)

Kathleen Mac Neil FINAL BOARD 4

Attention to the materials, details, construction quality and the environmental issues of how these large projects impact the pedestrian has been as important as how these buildings are seen from across the Charles River, and I take pride in trying to understand design process across these many scales.

The Greenway, circa 2009

Kathleen Mac Neil FINAL BOARD 5

We live in a City that takes pride in the built environment and over the years, my decisions have been influenced by the many stakeholders that are involved in a successful project. From the city agencies to the end users and community members, understanding how to hear all of the voices and balance them into an end project that everyone feels proud of and excited about has been a challenge, but a very fulfilling and rewarding part of these project and my career.

Lincoln Teradyne Building, circa 2005