Tom McGilloway joined Mahan Rykiel in the fall of 2001 and has over 35 years of experience managing and participating in a broad range of master planning projects that include downtown/neighborhood revitalization, park planning and design, and campus master planning. Tom’s emphasis on and proficiency in managing public engagement processes adds value to his projects, fostering multidisciplinary and stakeholder collaboration that builds a sense of ownership and aids in implementation.
In his time at Mahan Rykiel Tom led master planning efforts that include the Lancaster (PA) Economic Development Strategic Plan “Building on Strength,” the Downtown State College (PA) Master Plan, the Downtown Baltimore (MD) Open Space Plan, Blandair Park Master Plan (Howard County, MD); and the Patterson Park Master Plan (Baltimore, MD). Additionally, he participated in downtown revitalization master plans for over 40 communities throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Mississippi, Wisconsin and Vermont. He is currently part of a master plan team working on revitalization plans for seven downtowns in Perry County, PA and leading the master plan for Ellicott City, MD, following devastation by two catastrophic floods. In addition to his professional experience, Tom is a frequent speaker on urban design, placemaking and open space best practices at park and revitalization conferences. He is active in revitalization in his own community and serves on two park “friends” group boards. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the Pennsylvania State University.