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John J. Tracy, P.E., LEED AP

Associate Principal Boston Office

Mr. Tracy has worked in building design and construction for over 25 years, including over 15 years managing projects with McNamara Salvia. He specializes in complex institutional projects with mission-critical programs and coordination challenges. He is especially valued on healthcare and higher education projects, working with Boston Children’s Hospital, the Mass General Brigham system, Princeton University, and the University of Michigan on multiple projects across their respective campuses, integrating buildings and programs. Mr. Tracy also leads McNamara Salvia’s MACRO Workshop, our interoffice Lean and BIM initiative, in pursuit of efficiencies in design and production. He has developed, and spoken nationally on, our processes that convert structural steel submittal construction administration from a 2D review to a 3D data-driven process.

Education

Lehigh University – B.S. in Civil Engineering

Professional Registration

New York
The Boston Children’s Hospital Needham campus expansion includes a five-story comprehensive ambulatory surgery center. The 224,000 SF facility offers pediatric specialty services including surgery, radiology, audiology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, and orthopedic surgery/sports medicine. The building cantilevers over the drop-off loop and includes an innovative relieving angle support system to allow a creative, folding, curved-brick expression in the building envelope.
The Hale Family Building at Boston Children’s Hospital is an 11-story cutting-edge facility and the largest project in the hospital’s history. Four stories reside below-grade in the 595,000 SF building that now boasts a state-of-the-art NICU, a five-story Heart Center, 150 single-patient rooms, and 16 ORs with flexible layouts. The design incorporates gardens residing on the rooftop, ground level, and throughout interior spaces to create 28,000 SF of greenspace for patients, family, and staff to heal and respite.
Boston Children’s Hospital’s redevelopment of Brookline Place consists of a replaced parking garage, an addition to One Brookline Place and a new building at Two Brookline Place. First, the previously existing four-story garage was demolished to make way for the new seven-story, 683-space garage which accommodates both buildings. One Brookline Place received a six-story, 47,000 SF medical office use addition to the previously existing building, which remained open during construction. Two Brookline Place is a new eight-story, 182,000 SF medical office and ambulatory care building with ground-floor retail. Brookline Place meets the growing needs of patients in a more convenient setting compared to the Longwood campus.
The Hale Building for Transformative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is an 11-story translational research and clinical building. The 675,000 SF structure combines clinical space, research space, imaging suites, and campus support spaces all under one roof. The building’s layout was designed to maximize collaboration and further connects to the rest of the hospital via a second-story pedestrian bridge, which is part of the PIKE, a quarter-mile-long pedestrian circulation path. Six stories sit below-grade including a four-story garage that provides parking for 400 vehicles.

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