Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Associate, Architect
mmccarthy@faainc.com
(617) 227-9272 x 211

As a technically-driven architect, Mary ensures that design and documents are well-coordinated, that details are efficient and constructible, and that program requirements are met on all of her projects. She is inspired by the challenges each project presents, but more importantly by the relationships she cultivates with clients and colleagues alike. At FA she manages diverse design and construction teams, and values energetic collaboration as it allows the team to create something worthwhile.

Mary extends the importance she places on connection in her professional life into her personal one. She cultivates one-on-one connections as a reading mentor for elementary students through the non-profit Read to a Child, as an active member of her church, and as co-chair of the Women in Design ABX committee for the Boston Society of Architects. She also volunteers for the Boston Marathon and has captained her ultimate frisbee team for the past seven years.

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Affiliations

American Institute of Architects

Boston Society of Architects

Boston Society of Architects, Co-chair of Women in Design (WiD) ABX Committee

Read to a Child, Mentor

Boston Marathon Volunteer

Parish Council Member

U.S. Green Building Council

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Need to Know

What motivates you to work hard? The belief that what I do positively impacts people’s lives.

Favorite thing about your career? The opportunity to work with stakeholders to imagine a space and then bring that to reality.

Favorite thing about Boston’s North End? The family-owned shops.