GHS Class of 1970

University of South Carolina Class of 1974 cum laude

Harvard University, masters in architecture 1978

Opened Tsao and McKown 1984


Interior Design Best of Year Award

Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award.

Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Award for Interior Design – 2009

2009 Founder – desigNYC, a nonprofit that matches deserving community groups in need of design services with professional designers willing to offer pro-bono services.

Board of Directors – Design Trust for Public Space

Board of Directors – Scenic Hudson

Fellow – American Institute of Architects

“Design is not just about creating. It’s also about making life better.”

Zack McKown