Shannon Sanders McDonald, AIA


Assistant Professor, Southern Illiinois University


Shannon Sanders McDonald, AIA is a practicing architect licensed in Pennsylvania, Georgia Maryland and Illinois, as well as an author of The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form published by the Urban Land Institute, the basis for a 2009 -2010 exhibit “House of Cars” at the National Building Museum. She is a 1992 graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, where she was awarded a Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship. She is an assistant professor of architecture at Southern Illinois University.

Ms. McDonald has written numerous articles on various aspects of parking, urban design, architecture, planning, energy, sustainability, the environment, and transportation. She has given presentations at the meetings of a number of organizations, including the Library of Congress, The Congress for New Urbanism, Advanced Transit Association, The American Institute of Architects, Smithsonian and the National Transportation Research Board. Recently, workshops held at the TRB/AUVSI Automated Vehicle Symposium exploring the impact of automated vehicles and automated transit for multiple disciplines has allowed many to explore new mobility and how it may impact our built environment.