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Kenneth McCown

Kenneth McCown

Affiliated Faculty, School of Sustainability

School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Arizona State University
PO Box 1605
Tempe, AZ 85287


  • Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
  • Affiliated Faculty, School of Sustainability


Ken McCown is an associate professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, College of Design, Arizona State University. He earned a Master's in Architecture (Design Track) and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. These degrees provided a platform for integrative, interdisciplinary inquiry into the built environment. Interdisciplinary project investigations of significance include the award-winning Taj Mahal National Park and Cultural Heritage District, urban design and winning competition entries into sustainable resort development in tropical and sub-tropical environments, and management and leadership of projects as the Director of the Richard and Dion Neutra VDL Research House II. Design studios are an important venue for collaborative design research between faculty and students. In 2008, two teams co-taught by Professor McCown won Student awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and in the "Integrating Habitats" competition in Portland, OR one student team earned a first prize and another won and honorable mention. Works by students in Professor McCown's studios have been presented at SCI-Arc and at the City Planning Office of Portland, OR.