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Zack McKown

Scenic Hudson Board Member

Zack is a founding partner of Tsao & McKown Architects, established in 1985. The firm is known for a distinctive way of thinking rather than a trademark style and has designed projects around the world ranging in scale from urban master plans to product designs, comprised of a wide spectrum of building types including museums, educational facilities, corporate headquarters, hotels, residential towers, and private homes. Among his noteworthy projects is Suntec City, a mixed-use development in Singapore’s central business district that created Southeast Asia’s leading convention center and the region’s first privately-developed public space of major significance modeled on Rockefeller Center. Recently, under his direction, Tsao & McKown completed the design of a community for retired monks in Bhutan. In 2006, Zack was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and along with his partner, Calvin Tsao, he was honored at the White House in 2009 for receiving a Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award. He is a longtime board member of the Design Trust for Public Space in New York, and is a member of the Bhutan Foundation’s Advisory Council.