Principal, New York
Mr. McFarlane’s expertise in the design of data center infrastructure is unmatched, and he is widely regarded as an industry expert in this critical, complex, and fast changing field. He teaches the Data Center Facilities course in the Marist College IDCP program, writes extensively on all aspects of the industry, and is a popular speaker at numerous seminars.
Mr. McFarlane has more than 35 years of experience in communications consulting, including data center power and cooling, cable design, audio, video, telephony, computer communications, and acoustics. He majored in physics and engineering at Colorado State University, subsequently serving as Research Engineer in the Department of Hearing and Speech Science and lecturing on Psychoacoustics and Bio-acoustic Instrumentation at the graduate level. He has also taught telecommunications as a member of the adjunct faculty at NYU.
Some of his recent data center projects include the Princess Nora University for Women in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (DAR Architects & Engineers); Qatar Petroleum Headquarters (Skidmore Owings & Merrill, X-nth Engineers); Bancomer Data Center Building, Mexico City (Skidmore Owings & Merrill Architects & Engineers); Weill Cornell Medical Center Medical Research Building, New York City (Ennead Architects, JB&B Engineers); Yeshiva University/Einstein College of Medicine Data Centers, Bronx, NY (The Design Alliance Architects, ME Engineering); and CommerceHub Data Center, Albany, NY (Griffith-Dardanelli Architects, MH Professional Engineering).