Tim Love is the founding principal of Utile, a 40-person Boston-based architecture and planning firm. Love’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 technical, cultural, regulatory, and environmental issues of urban design problems. Love and his teams find opportunities for design by uncovering latent issues and fully leveraging and synthesizing them.
Love works on diverse projects of varying scales, including regeneration strategies for aging industrial areas and master plans for new urban districts. Love and his collaborators are also known for their award-winning public realm initiatives, including the Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines and the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Currently, Love is working on the citywide plans for both Boston and Cambridge and a comprehensive master plan for Boston City Hall and Plaza.
Love is a tenured Associate Professor the Northeastern University School of Architecture where he teaches urban design theory and graduate-level research studios.