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Neil Atkinson

Principal Boston Office

Based in our Boston office, Mr. Atkinson benefits from 26 years of experience in structural engineering project design. His project experience ranges from retail and mixed-use developments to health care and biotechnology. He oversees production of the firm’s structural engineering designs including initial building studies, drawings, and 3-dimensional models. Working closely with clients and members of the McNamara Salvia team, Neil ensures each project study reflects efficiency and design intent.

“I enjoy the variety of projects we work on, whether it’s a new stair opening in an existing building or a complex project like a high-rise that straddles the Massachusetts Turnpike.”


Boston Architectural Center – Boston, MA
University of Colorado – Boulder, CO

The Lunder Building at MGH is an inpatient tower located on a compact site in downtown Boston consisting of 10 stories above-grade and three stories below-grade. The 550,000 SF structure connects to five existing MGH buildings via bridges and walkways. This project added 150 inpatient beds across the top five stories. The rooms were designed as two interconnecting C-shapes with a central circulation spine, allowing for more rooms per floor, minimal staff travel time and more natural light. The remaining levels consist of 28 procedure rooms, sterile processing department, radiation oncology and an expanded emergency department. A special moment frame lateral-force-resisting system keeps the interior of the building obstruction free.
The New Balance World Headquarters is a 290,000 SF sneaker-inspired building. The seven-story building offers a modern atrium with an interactive Visitor Engagement Center. Featured is a sculpture with multiple triangular pieces twisting from floor to ceiling supported by a chicken foot inspired tripod base, representing the company’s trinity of values. The Class A office space has expansive floor plates, abundant light and collaborative work space. There is 20,000 SF of retail space, including a New Balance Experience Store. There is structured parking for 1,200 cars, a green roof and terrace space. This is the first project in the US—and only the third worldwide—to achieve a LEED CS Platinum rating for all Indoor Environmental Quality credits.
The Benjamin and VIA are two residential buildings part of Boston’s Seaport Square development. The Benjamin, at 22 stories, and VIA, at 20 stories, encompass a total of 832 apartments. The properties are divided by Courthouse Square, a 17,000 SF pedestrian link that consists of open space and 250,000 SF of retail across the first three stories of both buildings. The Benjamin and VIA share a three-story below-grade parking garage that offers 780 spaces. With close proximity to the Boston Harbor, McNamara • Salvia overcame geotechnical challenges to construct the 1,552-foot-long, 86,500 SF reinforced concrete slurry wall foundation around the perimeter.
Echelon Seaport is a three-building residential complex that completes 1,300,000 SF of Boston’s Seaport Square development. A total of 717 residential units and 125,000 SF of accompanying retail and restaurant space are anchored by a central courtyard and pedestrian mall. Multiple passages are found within the plaza featuring a landmark bridge, multi-level outdoor seating, artwork and tree canopies. The three buildings vary in massing, heights and materials to reflect Boston’s diverse infrastructure. The 60,000 SF space of amenities include two signature outdoor pools, an indoor pool, sun decks, a fitness room, and private terraces. There is also a below-grade parking garage which fits 560 vehicles.

Additional Representative Projects

  • American Dream – East Rutherford, NJ
  • Twenty-Two Liberty at Fan Pier –  Boston, MA
  • Encore Boston Harbor – Everett, MA
  • Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care at MGH – Boston, MA
  • Cambridge Street Project at MGH – Boston, MA
  • Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at MGH – Boston, MA
  • Hale Family Building at BCH – Boston, MA
  • James Mandell Building at BCH – Boston, MA
  • Raffles Boston Back Bay Hotel & Residences – Boston, MA
  • 360 Rosemary – West Palm Beach, FL
  • Staples – Framingham, MA
  • MIT Graduate Housing – Cambridge, MA
  • Kroc Community Center – Boston, MA
  • Brickell Financial Centre – Miami, FL
  • Latitude One – Miami, FL
  • One & Two Brookline Place at BCH – Brookline, MA
  • Main Building Roof Expansion at BCH – Boston, MA
  • Main Building Lobby Expansionat BCH – Boston, MA
  • Charles River Plaza – Cambridge, MA
  • Bulfinch Crossing – Boston, MA