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Meghan Skornia, AICP

Meghan Skornia, AICP

Senior Planner

Austin, TX

Education

  • Master of Urban Planning, Urban Design and Community Development Emphasis, University of Kansas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Architectural Studies, University of Kansas

Discipline

Certifications

  • American Institute of Certified Planners (#30482)

Awards

  • 2020 National Planning Achievement Gold Award for Economic Development Planning American Planning Association, Souly Austin, Austin’s Economic Development Planning Initiative
  • 2019 Planning Achievement Award, Urban Design - Silver American Planning Association Texas Chapter, Brush Square Master Plan
  • 2019 Planning Achievement Award, Economic Development Planning - Gold American Planning Association Texas Chapter, Souly Austin, Austin’s Economic Development Planning Initiative
  • 2019 Planning Achievement Award, Best Practice - Silver American Planning Association Texas Chapter, City of Austin Strategic Housing Blueprint Implementation Atlas
  • 2016 Rice Design Alliance “X-Change: Eado Crossroads” Charrette Winner, Houston, TX

Meghan Skornia is a Senior Associate Planner and Designer in our Austin office. Her work focuses on small area planning, downtown planning, vacant land strategy, creative placemaking, strategic planning, and engagement strategy. A certified planner, project manager, and leader of the Austin Planning Studio, Meghan has held leadership roles on a variety of projects including Plan Downtown, the South Central Waterfront Vision Framework Plan, and the Walker Lake Revitalization Plan.

In addition to her project work, Meghan has held speaking engagements at conferences such as the Association for Community Design Conference, International Placemaking Week, and the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. Meghan completed her Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Kansas in 2013 and previous studies include a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies.

Locally, she frequently sits on reviews for the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, is a City of Austin Downtown Commissioner for District 1, and runs the @ATXStreetHarassment Instagram account, which advocates for equity in our public spaces. Personally, she enjoys visiting the local natural swimming holes, spending time in West Texas, and continuing public design work through her collective, Banana for Scale.

 

Q & A

Where do you get your design inspiration from?
Travel and considering all of the ways to live on this planet

If you could work on a project anywhere in the world where would it be?
Mexico City for planning and the Sheung Wan neighborhood in Hong Kong for urban design

If you had a superpower to make a bigger impact on communities/ cities/ or environments what superpower would you have?
I would make people understand the realities of our housing crisis.


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Kicking Off the Downtown Gateways Vision Plan in Corpus Christi

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