About us

Design Constructs’ founder, Douglas McR. McKean, RA, RLA, LEED BD+C AP is an Architect, Landscape Architect, and LEED Accredited Professional who has dedicated his career to environmental stewardship through the design, renovation, restoration, and construction of buildings.  Doug is also accredited by the NCARB.

His projects include work on nearly every building type, including the restoration of Grand Central Terminal and several consulting assignments on the World Trade Center Redevelopment in Lower Manhattan.  His past projects (listed below) include projects while with Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners LLP, Yale University, and Columbia University, as well as other firms / entities.  His work at Yale University and Columbia University developed and honed his understanding of issues from the building owner’s perspective. His experience in value engineering of projects has identified potential savings of hundreds of million of dollars. 

Doug is a presenter for The Climate Reality Project and developed / taught a sustainability course at Columbia University.  He has spoken nationally about the reuse of existing buildings being the front line of sustainable design.

The Restored Main Concourse of Grand Central Terminal



Baltimore Basilica - Master Plan

Denver Union Station - Master Plan & EIS

838 Fifth Avenue - 10 Unit, High End Condominium

Grand Central Terminal - Restoration and Retail Redevelopment Project

IBM - Corporate Management Development Center Addition

IBM - Education Center Renovation

IBM - Homestead (Guest Quarters) Renovation

Lincoln Center - Redevelopment Plan

Mobil Oil Corporation - Corporate Training Center

Natick Mall - Renovation and Expansion

Port Authority Bus Terminal - Seismic Retrofit

Rockefeller Center - Retail Redevelopment Project

Shanghai Cultural Center - Theater and Plaza

TIAA-CREF Institute / Neil D. Levin Institute

Yale University - Campus Lighting Plan

Yale University - Residential College Security Improvements

York & Broadway - Streetscape Improvements


Contact us @ DMcKean@DesignConstructs.com                                   646-879-2429

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