Tomas McKay is an architect and landscape architect based in Oakland, California. He has worked in projects of diverse scale and complexity, bringing together the challenges of both disciplines in a more comprehensive understanding of the design process and sustainable development. He has been successfully working in his own practice, both in his native Chile and in the United states, since 2003.
- Courses Taught
Graduate Option Studio (Spring 2021). The Urban Watershed: SoMa, San Francisco.
Graduate Option Studio (Spring 2020). Living With Water: The Performative Section of Hong Kong.
Graduate Option Studio (Spring 2019). Riverine Flood and Sea Level Rise in the Pearl River Delta:
Navigating the 2W of the Global City Region
Special Topics in Architectural Design (Fall 2019) Designing for Water
Special Topics in Architectural Design (Fall 2018) Greater Bays: Adapting to Rapid Change
LD ARCH 200A
Fundamentals of Landscape Design (Fall 2021)
Fundamentals of Landscape Design (Fall 2020)
Fundamentals of Landscape Design (Fall 2019)
Fundamentals of Landscape Design (Fall 2018)
Fundamentals of Architectural Design (Spring 2018)
Fundamentals of Architectural Design (Fall 2017)
- Selected Publications
Bauer, Carl and Blumm, Michael C. and Delgado, Verónica and Guiloff, Matias and Hervé, Dominique and Jiménez, Guillermo and Benson, Ralph and McKay, Tomas and Marshall, Pablo, The Protection of Nature and a New Constitution for Chile: Lessons from the Public Trust Doctrine (May 16, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3847110 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3847110