Melissa McCann

ASU - University City Exchange
Faculty Associate
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4206

Biography

As a senior landscape architect with more than 25 years of professional landscape architecture practice, Melissa McCann possesses a broad range of expertise in all phases of design and management with a strong commitment to the creation of sustainable landscape and green urbanism. Involved in a variety of public realm and private projects nationally and internationally, she is well versed in the creation of healthy cities, robust ecologies, and enduring public open space integrating progressive design principles from master planning through implementation. 

Her professional practice includes working across a broad range of project scales – from the urban fabric of cities to campuses, urban brownfields, public parks and cultural landscapes. Her involvement has included extensive practice leading public agencies, private clients and integrated multi-disciplinary design teams of planners, architects, engineers, scientists, various consultants, stakeholders, developers and federal | state and local jurisdictions in a effective collaborative manner.  Her thorough knowledge spanning planning to technical implementation has resulted in complex, award-winning public space projects comprised of design teams averaging eight to 40 people and combined project values from $500,000 to $285M.

She is also a faculty associate in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. 

Education

Bachelor's degree. Landscape Architecture (Honors), Kansas State University 1986

Courses

Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 504RE Site Analy Mstr Plan Design
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 511Design of the Built Environmen
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 504RE Site Analy Mstr Plan Design
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 511Design of the Built Environmen
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 504RE Site Analy Mstr Plan Design
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 511Design of the Built Environmen
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
RED 504RE Site Analy Mstr Plan Design

Honors/Awards

  • Port of Los Angeles: WILMINGTON WATERFRONT PARK
    •  Finalist - ULI Open Space Awards 2013
    •  Boston Society of Architects Women in Design Exhibit: Urban Interventions 2013
    •  National Build Award - Environmental Enhancement Class The Associated General Contractors of America 2012
    •  National Best Landscape | Hardscape | Urban Development Merit Award - Engineering Excellence 2012
    •  American Council of Engineering Companies CA Chapter Engineering News Record 2011
    •  California's Best Landscape | Hardscape | Urban Development Engineering News Record 2011
    •  Project of the Year Award - American Public Works Association Southern CA Chapter 2011
  •  WILMINGTON WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT
    • Honor Award - American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter 2007
    •  Citation - Excellence in Urban Design AIA San Francisco Chapter Design Awards Program 2007
  •  University of Arizona: STUDENT RECREATION CENTER EXPANSION
    • LEED Platinum Rating 2010
    •  Award of Merit - American Institute of Architects Orange County Chapter 2010
    •  Award of Merit - Best Public | Private Special Use PCBC Gold Nugget Awards Program 2010
  • Beidaihe New District Master Plan
    • Green Building Award Finalist Planning Study
    • Project Research and Planning - Hong Kong + Asia Pacific
  • Caohai North Shore
    • Design Excellence Award for Master Planning Business Week | Architectural Record China Awards Shui on Land Limited
  • University of Hong Kong: CENTENNIAL CAMPUS MASTER PLAN
    • Merit Award for Research & Planning Studies Category Hong Kong Professional Green Building Council 2008
  •  Thompsons Point Residence
    • Honor Award - Vermont Chapter ASLA 2007
  • Middlebury College: ROSS COMMONS
    • Design Award - American Institute of Architects Connecticut Chapter 200
    • 5 Red Rocks Residence Honor Award - ASLA Vermont Chapter 2005
  • ECHO at Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
    •  Merit Award - Vermont Public Space Awards 2004
    • Excellence in Architecture Design Award American Institute of Architects - Vermont Chapter 2003
  • Winooski Downtown Redevelopment
    • Smart Growth Award - Environmental Protection Agency 2006
    •  Honorable Mention - Vermont Public Space Award 2004
    • Merit Award - Vermont Planners Association 2002
  •  Interstate 89 Williston VT Rest Areas
    •  Honor Award - ASLA Vermont Chapter 2003
  • St. Michaels College: HOEHL WELCOME CENTER
    • Excellence in Architecture Design Award American Institute of Architects - Vermont Chapter 2003