Tim Love is the founding principal of Utile, a 50-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 Guidelines and the Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Currently, Love is working on the citywide plan for Cambridge, a comprehensive master plan for the east sector of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, and a master plan and form-based zoning code for the Brush Park neighborhood in Detroit.