Shannon Sanders McDonald
Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies and Interior Design
As an assistant architecture professor at Southern Illinois University my research and areas of interest are with new movement technologies and their impact on the built environment. We are currently going through a period where we are seeing many changes in how we can move through space. These changes provide us with new options for how we design our places of living. Energy, sustainability, movement, urban design, planning, transportation and architecture are now merging into new realities.
At SIU Since 2011
Yale University, Masters of Architecture, 1992
Syracuse University, 1987-1989
Loyola University, management classes for application to Art Department Chairman, ~1984
Maryland Institute of Art, Master of Fine Arts - Art Teacher Education with focus on drawing and painting, 1980
Towson State University, Bachelor of Science in Art Teacher Education and Psychology, 1976
ARC/ID 481 Environmental Design - Energy and Systems
ARC 551 Comprehensive Masters Studio
ARC 481 Integrated 4th Year Design Studio
Cairo Youth Build Grant
Academic and Professional Honors
Grant, Federal Youth Build for Cairo, Il.
Invited Participant Illinois AIA Leadership Workshop.
Workshop: Transportation Research Board sponsored by APO20: THE BIG PICTURE: Total Transportation Connectivity: Integrating Transportation Technologies to Create Seamless Mobility Solutions for Livable Communities
Guest Diane Rehm Show: July 07, 2010 to discuss the book: The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form.
Lecture: “Changing Movement Technologies and Their Positive Impact on Design” will be presented as part of the Building in the 21st Century Lecture Series, at the National Building Museum.
Exhibit at the National Building Museum, October, 2009 – July 2010, based upon the book: The American Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form.
Paper, American Society of Civil Engineers: “Automated Parking, PRT and Sustainability” for Automated People Movers Conference, June. Received one of the Five Top Paper Awards.
Book published by the Urban Land Institute: The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form discussing its evolution and future within architecture, planning, the environment and transportation issues in the United States over the last 110 years. Discuss new movement technologies and their potential impact on design.
Paper Presentation and CD Rom publication: “Integrating a Three-Dimensional Elevator System into Transportation Typologies” at the Automated People Movers Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Orlando, FL, May. Received one of the Five Top Paper Awards.
Grant, part of $400,000 grant for the construction of bus shelters at NDSU funded by the National Transit Agency see www.surtc.org. Numerous articles on this project in several magazines.
Guest Critic, Masters Final Project –Georgia Institute of Technology, project went on to win second prize for Master’s Thesis.
Web Site on the Building Typology of the Parking Garage for the Whole Building Design Guide: www.wbdg.org for the National Institute of Building Sciences.
Guest Critic, Southern Polytechnic State University, Urban Design/building for downtown Atlanta, fourth year students.
Guest Critic, first, second, third and fifth year thesis juries, Montana State University.
Grant, Received a $2,000 grant from the Georgia Power Company for the completion of the AIA Georgia Legacy, Reynoldstown Project.
Keynote Speaker: “Man, Machine, and Movement – The Evolving Typology of the American Parking Garage”, California Public Parking Association, Monterey, CA.
Guest Critic, Architecture Master Thesis Jury, Urban Design, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Little Village Academy /design “arm” of Carol Ross Barney on this project - winner of numerous awards and in many publications, along with being the chosen school for the AIA Television commercial.
Business and Professional Women’s Association Scholarship, Yale University.
Presentations, Publications and Exhibits
Workshop: Transportation Research Board: Preparing for full automation
Paper Presentation: TRB, P12-623, Impacts to the Built Environment.
Paper Presentation: TRB, 12-2792, PRT, Sustainability and Walkable Communities.
Paper Presentation: TRF, Cars, Parking and Sustainability
Paper Presentation: TRANSED, India Conference ID220, How New Movement Technologies Can Assist with Seamless Access for All.
Article: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology, PRT and Sustainability.
Workshop, Team Coordination for: Transportation Research Board sponsored by APO40, APO20, ATRA and ITS committee: Preparing for Automated Mobility … the challenge, benefits and status of vehicle automation for transit and highways.
Paper Presentation: PCI/National Bridge Conference, PCI and Parking: Past, Present and Future.
Book chapter: National Parking Association and International Parking Institute, Sustainable Parking, Automated Parking.
Book chapter: Civic Projects, The Car in 2035: Mobility Planning for the Near Future, Innovation and Frustration: The Vehicle at Rest.
Paper/Presentation: TandDI Congress, Creating Fully Sustainable Walkable Communities with Personal Rapid Transit.
Article: Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology.
Workshop: Transportation Research Board sponsored by APO20: THE BIG PICTURE: Total Transportation Connectivity: Integrating Transportation Technologies to Create Seamless Mobility Solutions for Livable Communities.
TRB AP040 Session Presentation: International Development of PRT Systems.
Series of Articles and Images for Rauch Foundation, “Building a Better Burb” web site.
Article: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP).
Presentation: D’Center Conversations, Baltimore, MD.
Presentation: Baltimore Metropolitan Council, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Group.
Presentation: AIA Baltimore, MD.
Presentation: AIA Washington, DC.
Review: Paper submission for the Journal of Public Transportation, Center for Urban Transportation Research, University of South Florida.
Lecture: Students University of Maryland Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Lecture: “The Parking Garage: Changing Movement Technologies and Their Positive Impact on Design” presented as part of the Building in the 21st Century Lecture Series, at the National Building Museum, power point posted on web site.
Presentation: 51st Annual Transportation Research Forum: “Three New Forms of Movement That Encourage Walkable Urban Designs”.
Article: Automated parking for Intransition – a magazine on transportation, architecture and urban planning.
Presentation: TRB committee meeting APO20.
Presentation, Carbon Free Mobility, One-Day Conference on Personal Rapid Transit: “Parking and PRT”; Peter Calthorpe, key-note speaker, Advanced Transit Association.
Paper, American Society of Civil Engineers: “Automated Parking, PRT and Sustainability” for Automated People Movers Conference.
Joint Paper Presentation, Transportation Research Board Annual meeting: “Sustainable Approaches to Parking and PRT – Interfaces and Linkages.
Presentation: South Atlantic Region Conference, AIA.
Lunch Time Talk, Library of Congress, January on the book: The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form, is available for viewing on their web site.
Joint Paper Presentation, Transportation Research Board Annual meeting: “Keys to Innovative Transport Development”.
Interview with Sunrise in the morning, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, available on their web site.
Panel Participant, Congress for New Urbanism CNUXVI.
Panel Participant on Parking, Urban Land Institute, Atlanta.
Article, Planetizen, posted on web site March 17, 2008: “How Mechanization Can Help Cities Rethink Parking”.
Article, Engineering News Record web site posted on June 3, 2008: “Man, Machine, and Movement: Creating a New Transportation Paradigm.
Lectures: Smithsonian, Chicago Architecture Foundation, American Planning Association, University of Illinois, Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Asheville AIA, ATRA in Boston, Georgia AIA Convention, Detroit 3rd Annual Automotive Book Fair, Vernacular Architecture Forum, and Society for Commercial Archeology.
Presentation, APM07 in Vienna, Austria: Architectural and Planning Considerations using PRT.
Presentation, ATRA conference in Santa Cruz: “Parking and Architecture Implications for PRT”.
Article, Construction Specifier Magazine for CSI: “The Complexity with Transportation Projects”.
Presentation, Canadian Parking Association: “Connections: History’s Links to Emerging Trends and Synergies in Parking Facility Design”.
Paper Presentation, Vernacular Architecture Forum, New York City: “The Automobile at Rest and Its Interactions with the 20th Century American City”: adaptive re-use - parking – adaptive re-use – the early parking garages interactive role in the construction of the modern city.
Article, American Planning Association – TPD (Transportation Planning News):“The Last Century of American Parking, Planning and its’ Future Synergies”.
Presentation, IPI (International Parking Institute) Conference: “Connections: Emerging Movement-Parking Relationships Supporting Each Other Creating New American Dreams” - Ideas and Solutions for Future Transportation Synergies.
Paper Presentation, Architectural Engineering Conference: “Engaging all Disciplines within the Education Process”.
Presentation, International ATRA (Advanced Transit Association) Conference Bologna, Italy: “SHIFTING CONNECTIONS: New Relationships in Architecture and Planning – Innovations Advancing its Design -Future Synergies-Connecting Automated Parking Garages, Personal Rapid Transit, Planning, and Design”.
Article, do-co.mo.mo Georgia Chapter Spring newsletter: “Form Follows Parking” A Survey of Parking Facility Design in Georgia”.
Paper Presentation, American Collegiate Schools of Architecture International Conference, Mexico City: “The Parking Garage as the Undocumented Search for Modernism”.
Paper Presentation and CD Rom publication, Automated People Movers Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Orlando, FL: “Integrating a Three-Dimensional Elevator System into Transportation Typologies”. Supplemental paper at pre ATRA meeting: “Crossover Technology; Smart Elevators, ATRA, Parking, and Architecture”.
Article, International Parking Institute, Parking Professional Magazine: “Bus Stations to Parking Structures – The Importance of Transportation Typologies in Architectural Education”.
Articles, Bus Shelter North Dakota State University Student Work, The Transit Lane, Fall issue SURTC, and the Fall issue of Magazine for the Community Transportation Association of America.
Articles, National Parking Association Magazine: “Integrating Multi-Modal Stations into Historic Downtowns” and “The Evolution of the Automated Parking Facility – Two Parts”.
Article, Construction Specifier Magazine for CSI: “Integrating Product Research into the Design Studio”.
Article, National Transportation Board Conduct of Research Committee Newsletter: “Creating Synergies for Future Transportation Solutions”.
Article, National Parking Association (NPA): “Bicycle Garages – Stand Alone - Automated and within Existing Garages”.
Article, NPA: “Japan, Bicycles, Automation, and Automobiles”.
Paper Presentation, CSI Chicago Convention: “The Parking Garage as a Building Type and Its Future Effects on our Cities”.
Lecture, 4th year Skyscraper Studio NDSU: “Artelligent City” – Engineering Civility Through 3-D Movement”.
Exhibit of Third Year Student work, Bus Stops for NDSU, Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center Morehead, Minnesota.
Airport Cooperative Research Program Problem Statement submitted with a team from North Dakota State, engineering and architecture professors: “New Airport Connections and Linkages with a Three Dimensional Elevator Movement System”.
Paper Presentation, ACSA International Conference, Helsinki, Finland, Session - The City as a Work of Art: “The Parking Garage as the Arrival and Departure Experience in the American City”.
Article, International Parking Institute Magazine: “Man and Machine in Parking Garage Design”.
Lecture, Infrastructure Class, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ.
Lecture, Details class, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Presentation, Tokyo Institute of Technology transportation faculty.
Presentation, National Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting – history committee, Washington D.C: “The History of the American Parking Garage”.
Lecture, Montana State University: “Man, Machine and Movement”: a discussion concerning the idea of movement in architecture within the context of the evolution of design and planning in the 20th century.
Invited Speaker, International Parking Institute Convention, Toronto Canada: “Man, Machine, and Movement – The Evolving Typology of the American Parking Garage”.
Exhibit of Third Year Student work: A Multi-Modal Station for Lincoln at the Wells Fargo Bank, Downtown Lincoln, NE.
Speaker, PALS: “Your Dream House” a talk helping homeowners to define their dream home.
Presentation, National Parking Association Board and Parking Consultants on Man, Machine, and Movement - upcoming book on garage design.
Speaker, Architecture Research Methods – Class, Southern Polytechnic University.
Speaker, Georgia/Carolinas pci, Hilton Head, SC.: “History of the American Parking Garage”.
Speaker, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA: “The History of the American Parking Garage and Its Impact on the American City”.
Speaker, National AIA Convention, Dallas, TX: “The History of the American Parking Garage and Its Impact on the American City”.
Paper Presentation, J.B. Jackson Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM: “The History of the Parking Garage”.
Article, PARKING, magazine for the National Parking Association: “The History of Parking”.
Book review, “Architecture: the Natural and the Man Made” by Vincent Scully in architectureview.
Member, TRB Transportation Research Board, Committee AP040: Major Activity Circulation Systems.
Member, TRB Transportation Research Board, Committee AP020: Emerging and Innovative Public Transport and Technologies.
Board Member, ATRA(Advanced Transit Association).
Member, Advanced Transit Association (ATRA).
Participant in the National Transportation Board Conduct of Research Committee.
Participant in the National Transportation Board Conduct of Research Committee.
Organization of Design-build for third year student bus stop project with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute at North Dakota State University and Cindy Urness, Department of Architecture, assisted with NDSU– web site www.surtc.org/shelter.
Organized a multi-disciplinary research team of engineers and architects investigating the Interrelationship of Design, Energy, and Transportation – “Shifting Connections” submitting to the Airport Cooperative Research Board.
Organized and led weekend Design Charrette for Spoutwood Farm – a Community Supported Agriculture and Community Resource Farm.
Participated in Westside Avenue project Charrette, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, invited by New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers.
Participated in Greenprints Charrette at the Atlanta Greenprints Conference in February proposing that the project return energy to the grid.
Class Representative for Alumni Fund Raising, Yale University, 1994-2007.
Participated in Community Charrette for Lincoln Nebraska State, Capital Mall Project.
Participated in AIA Georgia Convention Legacy Planning Charrette for Savannah Georgia- “winning” team.
Participated in AIA Atlanta Charrette for the Alabama Building Project, the downtown multi-modal station.
Developed an Evening at Emory Course titled “New Home? Addition? Or Renovation?” for educating Atlanta homeowners, multiple sessions 1999-2001.
Organized AIA Georgia Fast Forward Convention 2000 Legacy Charrette and Architecture
Competition for the Reynoldstown Community, concluding in a design build of winning student design by Southern Polytechnic Students and Bill Carpenter, Spring 2002.
Organized and managed the Buckhead Box Lunch Program for AIA Atlanta, 1999-2001.
Northwestern University Settlement House (NUSH), Evanston Board, Secretary.
Young Women’s Auxiliary of the Women’s Club of Evanston, Community Service Chair.
The Northwestern University Circle, NUSH Liaison.
Prior to 1997
Art Coordinator, Baltimore County Art Exhibit, Towsontown Spring Festival, 1982 - 1987.
President, Historic Towson, 1985 - 1987.
Legislative Chairman, Burkeleigh Square Community Association, 1984 - 1986.
President, Burkeleigh Square Community Association, 1982 - 1983.
Licensed in Illinois, 1995, Georgia, 1999, Pennsylvania, 2008, and Maryland, 2009
TRB member – APO20 and APO40
Automated and Mechanical Parking Association
Affiliate Member Parking Consultants Council