Timothy Love

Timothy Love

Tim Love is a tenured Associate Professor at the Northeastern University School of Architecture, where he teaches design theory and coordinates and teaches a graduate-level research studio. Between 2011 and the spring of 2015, he was the Director of Graduate programs. Love has been a visiting professor at Yale and the University of Toronto and was a Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1997 until 2002. Love is also the founding principal of Utile, where his focus is the relationship between individual works of architecture and the larger city. His work is driven not by aesthetics, but by collaborative deep-dive research focused on the technical, cultural, regulatory, and environmental issues of urban design problems. Love and his team find opportunities for design by uncovering latent issues and fully leveraging and synthesizing them. Love works on diverse projects of varying scales, including high-density urban housing, regeneration strategies for post-industrial areas, master plans for urban districts, and citywide planning initiatives. Love and his collaborators are also known for their award-winning public realm projects, including the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston. Prior to Utile, Love was a vice president at Machado & Silvetti Associates where he was the project director for the Getty Villa in Los Angeles and a master plan for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. He also led the design of the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, a winner of a 2003 National AIA Design Award.