Meghan McDermott has been with Robert A.M. Stern Architects since 1997 and has been a Partner in the firm since 2008. She was responsible for the design and management of the 57-story, 1.2-million-square-foot Comcast Center for Liberty Property Trust, the tallest LEED Gold building in the U.S. at the time of its certification. Internationally, her work includes Torre Almirante, a 36-story, 640,000-square-foot office tower for Hines in downtown Rio de Janeiro; a 14-acre master plan and the design of the 25-story, 650,000-square-foot One Horizon Center for Hines and DLF in Gurgaon, India; the Torre del Ángel office building on the Reforma in Mexico City; and the first building to both achieve LEED Platinum certification and exceed French Haute Qualité Environnementale regulations, the 35-story, 485,000-square-foot Tour Carpe Diem in Courbevoie, France. Ms. McDermott's experience also includes the LEED Gold Plaza at PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the first LEED-certified Gold corporate headquarters; One Crescent Drive, the first LEED-CS certified Platinum speculative and multitenant office building, and the LEED double-Platinum Five Crescent Drive, an office building for GlaxoSmithKline, both at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Ms. McDermott is currently at work on the design of the Camden Waterfront Project, a development that will create up to 1.7 million square feet of office space, including the corporate headquarters for American Water, as well as a hotel, retail and a residential component.
Ms. McDermott has presented at Harvard Business School; the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; the Center for Architecture; the 2014 AIA Europe International Conference; the Greenbuild 2013 International Summit; the Urban Land Institute's 2013 National Place Making Conference; and the 2010 panel Reshaping Demand at Scale: Issues and Opportunities at Harvard Business School. Ms. McDermott's work has been published in Architectural Record, Architect, Metropolis, Interior Design, World Architecture News, The Architect's Newspaper, New York, and The New York Times.
Before joining Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Ms. McDermott was an Associate Project Designer at Shalom Baranes Associates in Washington, DC, and at Ellerbe Becket, also in Washington, DC. She was a guest instructor and teaching assistant in the Pre-Architecture Design Studio at Syracuse University's program in Florence, Italy.
Ms. McDermott received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. Ms. McDermott is a registered architect in the State of New York and other jurisdictions.