N. Michael McKinnell, FAIA, was the co-founder of the Boston firm of Kallmann McKinnell & Wood Architects, which he formed in 1962 with fellow architect Gerhard Kallmann upon winning the competition for the design of Boston City Hall. The firm received eight honor awards and the 1984 Firm of the Year Award from the American Institute of Architects. McKinnell’s projects have included Boston’s Hynes Convention Center, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences headquarters in Cambridge, and the Independence Visitor Center in Philadelphia as well as embassies, courthouses, libraries, and buildings at numerous universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Emory. McKinnell graduated from the University of Manchester, England, in 1958 and received a master in architecture from Columbia University in 1960. He served on the faculty of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design for twenty-five years and as the Professor of the Practice of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. McKinnell lectured and taught at many other universities, and in 1989 was the Architect in Residence at the American Academy in Rome. He was a Fulbright Scholar, received the Royal Manchester Institution Silver Medal, was an associate member of Royal Institute of British Architects, and was recognized by the Boston Society of Architects with an Award of Honor in 1994.