Ken McCown is director of the Downtown Design Center at the School of Architecture at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Recipient of architecture and landscape architecture degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, McCown works on interdisciplinary projects centering upon regenerative design and a sense of place. His collaborative projects include: Taj Mahal National Park and Cultural Heritage District; Barrio Chino in Panama City, Panama; and various works undertaken when he was Resident Director of the Neutra VDL Research House II in Los Angeles. Recent honors include the 2010 Award of Honor from the Arizona ASLA for the Scottsdale Sustainable Systems Inventory and the CELA Award of Excellence in Design Studio Teaching. McCown was also studio advisor to Nicholas Glover, winner of 2010 ASLA Award of Honor for Design.
McCown's photographs have appeared in United Nation publications, Getty Villa promotional literature, Storefront for Art + Architecture publications, and Ken Burns's "The National Parks: America's Best Idea."