Kathleen J. Teer, P.E.

Associate Principal Boston Office

Ms. Teer has 23 of structural engineering experience, with the last 17 years in McNamara Salvia’s Boston Office. Her experience includes research & laboratory, office, renovation and adaptive reuse, residential, and mixed-use market sectors. Kathleen’s structural knowledge of various building types and construction methods allows her to evaluate and ensure the success of her projects throughout the planning, design, and construction phases. Her problem-solving skills and collaborative nature support the necessary environment for a prosperous project. She is also a Team Leader in the Boston Office, providing guidance and inspiration to others. Most recently, Kathleen is the lead Structural Engineer for much of MIT’s SoMa Kendall Square Initiative, an ongoing redevelopment in Cambridge.

“A Project’s success depends on the structure integrating seamlessly with architectural, financial, and construction goals. I enjoy working with the entire Project Team to bring all forms or architecture to life, from simple utilitarian to complex statement projects.”


Drexel University – Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, Minor in Architecture

Professional Registration

MIT Kendall Square’s SoMa Building 5 at 314 Main Street is a 17-story mixed-use building, which is part of the larger development. There are 360,000 SF of office space and 20,000 SF of retail. The anchor tenant of the building is The Boeing Aerospace and Autonomy Center, which completes 100,000 SF of office space. In addition, there is ground-floor retail and restaurant space that contributes to the Kendall Square development. Story-deep cantilevered roof truss supports hung corner of the building.
238 Main Street (Building 3) at MIT’s Kendall Square SoMa development is a combination of new and existing structures. The previously existing Kendall Building at 238 Main Street was repurposed with a 12-story addition. The existing five-story historic building was retained with 69,219 SF of office space. The 200-foot addition to the rear created 280,000 SF of laboratory, research and office space. The main entrance gives way to a five-story light-filled atrium that further connects the lower masses of the structures. The streetscape is enlivened with 27,000 SF of retail, as well as communal outdoor green space.
55 Seaport Boulevard is home to two buildings on-site within the Seaport Square development. The first completed building is a four-story, 13,550 SF office and retail building. It is home to Boston Global Investors’ 7,175 SF headquarters and a 6,375 SF Capital One 360 Cafe. Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel is a separate neighboring building on the same parcel as the office structure. The one-story, 6,200 SF, 250-seat chapel replaced the previous Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel that was demolished another building part of Seaport Square. This chapel marks the first newly built Catholic Church in Boston since 1952
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.

Additional Representative Projects

  • 200 Main Street at MIT Kendall Square – Cambridge, MA
  • Assembly Innovation Park – Somerville. MA
  • 40 Thorndike – Cambridge, MA
  • Pfizer Pharmaceuticals – Cambridge, MA
  • Joslin Diabetes Center – Boston, MA
  • Gables Seaport – Boston, MA
  • Yotel at Seaport Square – Boston, MA
  • Harvard ERC, East & West Lab – Boston MA
  • American Cancer Society Hope Lodge – Boston, MA
  • 1265 Main Street, City Point South – Waltham, MA