Prof. Shannon Sanders McDonald
Shannon Sanders McDonald is a licensed architect and an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. She is author of The Parking Garage: Design and Evolution of a Modern Urban Form, contributor to several books: The Car in 2035, Sustainable Parking Design and Management and Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology. An exhibit at the National Building Museum titled House of Cars: Innovation and the Parking Garage was based on her work. Currently, she has several articles on automated transit networks and their impact on sustainability and community and urban design. Working with SIU undergraduate and graduate students and online with students from around the country integrating architecture, planning, transportation, sustainability and design creating new ideas for the future, they have recently worked with architects in Sweden proposing designs for DriveLab at Arlanda airport.
She is a frequent speaker on architecture, parking, transportation, sustainability and community issues. Ms. McDonald has written numerous articles on various aspects of the future of parking and its relationship to new transit and vehicle technology, and has given presentations for a number of organizations, including the Advanced Transit Association, the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Planning Association, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Automated Peoples Movers Conference, the Construction Specifications Institute, the International Parking Association, The Congress for New Urbanism, the National Transportation Research Board, Smithsonian and the Library of Congress. Her work with the Transportation Research Board is now expanding to include workshops for the Metropolitan Planning Organizations around the United States on the topic of future mobility, resiliency and community/urban design. She is a 1992 graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, where she was awarded a Business and Professional Women’s Scholarship.