Jana McCann is an architect/urban designer and CEO of McCann Adams Studio. Formerly with ROMA and prior to that, Urban Design Officer for the City of Austin, she has extensive experience in transit facility design and transit-oriented development planning, streetscape and public space design, historic preservation and adaptive re-use, as well as in management of large-scale civic projects.
Having been both architect and client, Jana brings a unique perspective to McCann Adams Studio’s work, which combines with her international experience practicing in Paris and London. Whether designing public spaces for the Paris Metro, a new bus passenger terminal in San Marcos or planning Austin’s Mueller redevelopment, Jana brings a creative vision to projects that result in places that are beautiful and functional.
Jana is a Texas native and a 1980 graduate of The University of Texas School of Architecture with High Honors. In 1990 she earned a Graduate Diploma at the Architectural Association (with Distinction) in London. She is a licensed architect in Texas, a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the Heritage Society of Austin and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. She is a frequent presenter at universities and professional conferences, including the American Institute of Architects, the American Planning Association, the Urban Land Institute, the International Downtown Association and the Mayors Institute of City Design.
List of Significant Work With ROMA Austin and McCann Adams Studio: Mueller Master Plan and Implementation, Austin Mueller Design Review Coordinator, Austin Detailed Design of Bridge, Restroom, Shade Structures for Mueller Lake Park, Austin Urban Design and Conceptual Bridge Design for Pfluger Bridge Extension, Austin Master Plan and Community/Developer Consensus for “East Avenue” PUD Entitlements at Former Concordia University Site, Austin (with ROMA Design Group) Public Art Master Plan for Mueller Community, Austin (with ROMA Austin) Public Space and Redevelopment Plan for Waller Creek District, Austin Downtown Austin Plan, including Downtown Parks and Open Space Master Plan and Downtown Transportation Framework Plan
With the City of Austin, Texas (as Urban Design Officer): Urban Design Component of All Neighborhood Plans Project Manager for Seaholm District Master Plan Project Manager for Great Streets Master Plan Urban Design Integration of Proposed Light Rail Stations for Capital Metro
As independent architect: Design of San Marcos Intermodal Station, Downtown San Marcos, Texas (with Emily Little Architects and Robert Jackson Architects) Mixed-Use Redevelopment of Historic Seven Dials Block of Covent Garden, London, England (with RHWL) Public Space Design for Residential Mixed-Use Redevelopment of St. Katherine’s Dock, London, England (with RHWL)
With Bernard Kohn et Associés, Paris: Public Space Design and Cladding System Design for Six Stations of Automatic Subway “Project Meteor” Line 14, Paris Metro, Central Paris