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.
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.