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.