Meghan McDermott

Meghan McDermott
Robert A.M. Stern Architects

Meghan McDermott, Partner, joined Robert A.M. Stern Architects in 1998. Her work focuses on large-scale urban planning projects and highly sustainable commercial and mixed-use developments throughout the United States and in South America, Europe and Asia.

Meghan led the design of the 57-story Comcast Center in Philadelphia, the tallest LEED-Gold building in the U.S. at the time of its certification; Tour Carpe Diem, an office tower at La Defense outside Paris, the first building to achieve both LEED Platinum certification and exceed French Haute Qualite Environnementale regulations; and office developments in Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and Gurgaon, India. Her corporate projects also include the LEED Double-Platinum North American headquarters for GlaxoSmithKline at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Meghan’s planning projects include the master plan for the redevelopment of the 1,200-acre Philadelphia Navy Yard and the Camden waterfront, a new mixed-use community anchored by her design for the LEED Platinum American Water headquarters. She is currently at work on an office building in Boston designed for a post-Covid future.

Meghan balances a passion for design excellence with an understanding of the specific needs of public and private development clients. She has lectured internationally on architecture, planning and sustainability and has presented case studies to academic institutions including Wharton and the Harvard Business School. Her interest in education is reflected by her work with Citizen Schools, a non-profit dedicated to mentoring students in underserved communities. Meghan received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. She is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, the Architectural League of New York, the Urban Land Institute, WX (New York Women Executives in Real Estate), and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, where she serves as co-chair of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.