Adam McCarthy, P.E.

Principal Boston Office

A member of the McNamara Salvia team in Boston for over 20 years, Mr. McCarthy possesses a detailed approach to structural design and project management. Adam is well-rounded in all aspects of complex structural systems, as well as respected throughout the industry for his experience and strong collaborative skills. In his spare time, he shares his expertise as a structural advisor to architectural thesis candidates at the Boston Architectural College.

“Collaboration and listening to all project team members, internally and externally, is essential to getting a great job done.”


Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA
University of Vermont – Bachelor of Science

Professional Registration

Massachusetts | Maine | Vermont
South Station Tower is an air rights project built above South Station, New England’s largest intermodal station. The 51-story mixed-use building is an 1,000,000 SF addition to the densely traveled transportation hub. The project includes 711,500 SF of office space, accompanied by 166 condo units, and 6,000 SF of ground-floor retail space. The six-level parking structure accommodates parking for approximately 895 cars. The design also features an illuminated crown structure at the top—a prominent feature on the Boston skyline.
The St. Regis Residences is a 22-story, 260-foot tower along the waterfront, built on the site of the previously existing Whiskey Priest and The Atlantic Beer Garden. The building is comprised of 114 luxury units as well as 10,700 SF of retail space on the first two stories. There is a three-story below-grade parking garage accompanying the building. To increase pedestrian flow, a Harborwalk extension is built around the building.
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.
Atlantic Wharf is a 32-story mixed-use building on Fort Point Channels waterfront. The 1,790,000 SF LEED Platinum building was Boston’s first green skyscraper. The structure is steel-framed with a concrete core providing resistance to wind and seismic loads. The glass towers base incorporates the previously existing, but renovated eight-story historic Russia and Tufts brick buildings. An eight-story atrium serves as the main entrance with a glass skylight roof. Class A+ office space is offered on 30 stories, totaling 500,000 SF. The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf reside on levels two through seven and include 86 luxury urban units. There is a six-story below-grade parking garage with 650 vehicle spaces and 30,000 SF of retail lines the base of the building. The building was constructed over the MBTA Silver Line tunnel.

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