Mimi Love is a principal at Utile. Her expertise ranges from complicated renovation projects to new construction with challenging programmatic requirements. Mimi is leading a master plan for the 11-acre Belmont Day School, as well as a feasibility study for a new building on campus that would include an Innovation Center and Field House, allowing BDS to expand their “design thinking” curriculum and athletics program. She is currently involved with master planning for two campuses at the St. Andrew’s School in Austin, TX and as a consultant to Reed Hilderbrand for the Cranbrook Educational Community Master Plan in Bloomfield Hills, MI.
Mimi served as managing principal for The Boston Conservatory Studio Building and is currently the Interior Design Owner’s Representative for the Harvard Business School, responsible for ensuring the design quality and consistency of new initiatives. Mimi managed the design and construction of the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway for the National Park Service and Boston Harbor Island Alliance, and is providing interior design services for the addition and renovation of the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library. She previously did a comprehensive master plan for historic Emerson Hall in Harvard Yard and a master plan and three summers of renovation projects for the Advent School, located in two abutting townhouses on Beacon Hill. She also managed the design of a new classroom building for grades K-through-4 for the Carroll School in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Prior to joining Utile Inc. in 2006, Mimi was an Associate at Machado and Silvetti Associates in Boston where she was the lead designer for the renovation projects at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades, California. The scope of renovations included a radical transformation of the existing Roman-styled museum, the conversion of J. Paul Getty’s original house into offices and a scholars’ library, and new conservation laboratories located in buildings that were part of the original campus. Between 1989 and 1994, Mimi worked in New York City for Perkins & Will and Kohn Pedersen Fox.
Mimi co-authored Color Space Style, a reference book on interior design for Rockport Publications. The book covers everything that both a designer and layperson need to know about interior design, with chapters ranging from project management to the installation of decorative accessories.