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Mark Aho, P.E.

Principal Boston Office

Based in McNamara Salvia’s Boston office, Mr. Aho has been with the firm since 1996. Mark’s primary responsibilities involve the day-to-day management of the Boston Engineering staff, while still providing project management on various small to large-scale projects. He is involved in many of the firm’s most technical and challenging projects in the Boston office in addition to our other offices, including renovation, residential, education, office, retail and mixed-use projects.

“Any competent structural engineer can calculate sizes for beams and columns. We design the structure for our client.”

Education

Master of Science – Georgia Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science – Georgia Institute of Technology

Professional Registration

California (Civil) | Florida | Massachusetts | New York | Virginia
The Alewife Research Center is a project that transformed an existing three-story office building into a modern, environmentally-conscious research facility with new retail and lab office space. The project required the demolition of the 3rd floor and roof to allow for an additional 160,000 SF of new steel framed construction above the existing second floor. To accomplish the four-story expansion, the existing steel columns were selectively encased with newly reinforced concrete to support new floor layout above. In doing so, nearly all the original foundations were removed and reconstructed. The ARC is located directly across the street from the MBTA Alewife Redline station and bus terminal, a convenient public transit oriented building.
The Brickell World Plaza, also known as 600 Brickell, is a 40-story office skyscraper in Miami, Florida. The 520-foot tower contains 600,000 SF of leasable space with flexible floor plates, allowing for open office components. An 11-story parking garage with 927 spaces and a 30,000 SF ground-floor public plaza with outdoor areas complete the remaining lower levels of the structure. This building was also the first LEED Platinum building in Florida.
10 + 20 CityPoint is a two-building, Class A office development totaling approximately 445,000 SF. The first building, 10 CityPoint, was completed in Summer 2016 and features approximately 241,460 SF of office space. The second building, 20 CityPoint, is also a six-story complex that contains approximately 200,000 SF of office space and retail on the first floor. Two long span pedestrian bridges provide interconnectivity between the office buildings and also provide access to the new eight-level precast concrete parking garage. Tenants include Wolverine Worldwide Headquarters, the new headquarters for Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, INFINIDAT, and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.
Gillette Stadium initially opened in 2002 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Home to the New England Patriots and New England Revolution, our work has and continues to, help enhance the Stadium itself, surrounding areas, and the fans’ and team’s overall experience. All of our projects worked around and coordinated with the Patriots football schedule, Revolution soccer schedule, and summer concert series events. Completed in 2007, Patriot Place brought a 1,400,000 SF open-air shopping and entertainment center to the Stadium’s surrounding land. Our other projects include the Football Operations Executive Office expansion, DraftKings Fantasy Sports Zone, Optum Field Lounge, amenity and enclosure enhancements at the 300 Level Concourse, South End Zone Scoreboard Replacement / Expansion, Super Bowl Banner reconfiguration, extending to structural stadium repairs and upgrades. Our most recent project includes the North End Zone Renovation, the largest renovation in the stadium’s history.

Additional Representative Projects

  • Innovation Square (iSQ) – Boston, MA
  • Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences – Boston, MA
  • 20 CambridgeSide – Cambridge, MA
  • The Pavillion at Riverwalk – Lawrence, MA
  • 25 Blue Sky Drive – Burlington, MA
  • 50 + 60 Binney Street – Cambridge, MA
  • LINX – Watertown, MA
  • The Gauge at 152 Grove Street – Waltham, MA
  • Chestnut Hill Square – Newton, MA
  • Watermark Kendall West – Cambridge, MA
  • CityPlace Office Tower – West Palm Beach, FL
  • 77 CityPoint – Waltham, MA
  • Boynton Gateway – Somerville, MA
  • One Brigham Circle – Mission Hill, MA
  • Oracle East Coast Headquarters – Reston, VA
  • Novartis at 220 Massachusetts Avenue – Cambridge, MA
  • Exponent East Coast Headquarters – Natick, MA
  • The Block at Orange – Orange, CA
  • The Source at White Plains – White Plains, NY
  • Park Square West, Phase II – Stamford, CT