Ken McCown is Head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas.
Recipient of architecture and landscape architect 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: the ASLA Merit Award-winning 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 two AIA Las Vegas Unbuilt Architecture Awards in 2014, the AIA Nevada Associate Service Award in 2013, and the Arizona ASLA Award of Honor in 2010. McCown was also awarded the CELA Award of Excellence in Design Studio Teaching in 2010, and was 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.”