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professional history
Architect John Mclean NCARB

An Architect and Industrial Designer whose interests include high-tech materials, industrialization and futuristic concepts balanced by human needs. His professional practice is distinguished by creative problem solving

Professional degrees from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY (1962-1975): Architecture Industrial Design minor in Art Education

Practice Registered in New York Licenses have been issued by New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Louisiana, and Israel Board Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Mclean has an extensive background in design and management of comprehensive design projects.
Representative projects include airport facilities, office buildings, prototype stores, hotels, residences, bridges, interiors, and furniture design. He was associated with major architectural and design firms since 1967. In 1984 he established his own studio, and in 1985 opened the firm that bears his name in White Plains, NY.

Pondside Club West Condominium, Greenburgh, NY Rosedale House, White Plains, NY Westchester County Courthouse Low Rise Exterior Renovation, White Plains, NY The Electronics Boutique, nation-wide chain stores Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY State of New York Facilities Development Corporation A&P Futurestore Prototype, Allendale, NJ Formica Corporation, design research & author, HPL Architectural Applications ChemCourt & Chemical Bank Headquarters, New York, NY US Trust Company, Mid-town office, New York, NY White Plains Zoning Committee, drafted current zoning ordinance policy and guidelines

Fifty years of design experience as a practicing architect and industrial designer enhances the depth and authority of Mclean's testimony. The standard of care exercised in the practice of architecture Architect as fiduciary Architectural design and constructability claims Has prepared and presented architectural testimony regarding design, construction, professional practice, land use and zoning on behalf property and building owners, developers, civic groups, architects, engineers and home owners.

Sculpture, Chanukiah, collection of the Bernard Museum, NYC, 2019
Stainless Steel World Conference & Expo, November 2017, Netherlands, Architecture & Zero-stress Structures, building with water & stainless steel Building Codes, February 2009 Seminar, Design Documents, March 2007 Seminar, Construction Delay Claims, March 2006 Profile, Becoming an Interior Designer, 2004 Specialty Steel Industry of North America, Market Development Conference, Featured Speaker, Design Innovation and the Structural Use of Stainless Steel, 2003 Pratt Institute Continuing Education Center, Guest Lecturer on Architectural Practice, 2003 AIA, Architecture Award recipient, 2001   AIA, A Celebration of Architecture, lecture and exhibition, 2001 AIA/AJC, In a New Spirit / New Synagogues of Germany, Exhibit, 2000 The Red Cross, Festival of Trees and Lights, sculpture, First Place Design Award, 1995 Westchester County Planning Board, Distinguished Service Award, 1992 Who's Who in Science & Engineering; 2nd edition Project, Real Estate Forum, March, 1990 Project, Metals in Construction, Summer, 1987 Project, Fabricator, September/October, 1987 NOMMA, Gold Award, 1986 Project, interiors & "i" Award, January, 1986 Architectural Record, October & December, 1982 Project, Art in Engineering, Professional Engineers Society, 1979 Article, Industrial Design, May/June, 1978

Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter
 President, 2001; Vice President, 2000; Secretary, 1999; Board of Directors, 1998  Co-Chairman, Professional Practice and Public Relations Committees  New York State and National levels, spearheaded efforts to petition for improved professional practice legislation
American Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators, Past Member (PM) Westchester County Planning Board, PM City of White Plains, Design Review Board, PM Westchester County Rent Guidelines Board, PM Municipal Planning Federation, PM New York City, Licensed Teacher of Fine Arts and Mathematics Civic and religious organization participant

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