McLean, a Charlotte, NC native, has helped the firm expand its practice to Atlanta, where he has lived for the last 11 years. He received his Bachelor of History from Davidson College, NC and then his Master of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. McLean’s passion for both disciplines is demonstrated not just in his work for the firm, but in his art: he has won several awards for his drawings and watercolors, including the J. Neel Reid Prize awarded by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. In addition to extensive travel in Italy, he has also lived and worked in Prague, and seeks to add to his travel adventures with his lovely wife and interior designer, Laura. Together with their standard poodle, Louis XIV, they make their home in Grant Park, and are eagerly expecting a baby boy in the coming year.