John Mclean, RA, NCARB Expert Witness


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General Specialties:

Architecture and Construction Defects

Keywords/Search Terms:

Architectural Practice-Standard of Care, Zoning Regulations, Building Laws-Codes, Building Design/Engineering, Architectural Standards, Building/Site Planning,ADAAG Compliance, Construction Disputes/Claims, Building Exteriors/Envelopes, Reference Standards, Fire-rated Assemblies, Building Science


Architecture, Pratt Institute; Industrial Design, Pratt Institute

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JOHN MCLEAN ARCHITECT See complete professional history including projects, lectures, exhibitions and awards at: CREDENTIALS Architect: Practice registered in New York; Licenses have been issued by NY, NJ, PA, IL, CT, LA, & Israel ■ Board Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) EXPERT TESTIMONY Forty-five years of design experience as a practicing architect and industrial designer enhances the depth and authority of Mclean’s testimony. Has prepared and presented architectural testimony regarding design, construction, professional practice, land use and zoning on behalf of architects, property and building owners, developers, civic groups, and home owners. Expert Reports have addressed: ■ The standard of care exercised in the practice of architecture ■ Architect as fiduciary ■ Architectural design and constructability claims ■ Construction disputes ■ Contracts for construction ■ Professional practice and what constitutes the illegal practice of architecture ■ Building and regulatory codes and standards ■ Land use and zoning. OTHER ACTIVITIES Sculpture, Chanukiah, Bernard Museum collection, NYC, 2019 ■ Featured Architect, 2017 Stainless Steel World Conference & Expo, The Netherland, Architecture & Zero-stress Structures, building with water & stainless steel ■ Lectures: ■ Building Codes, 2009; Design Documents–Their Role and Purpose, 2007; ■ Construction Delay Claims—The Role of the Architect, 2006 AIA Westchester/Mid-Hudson Chapter, President, 2001; Vice President, 2000; Secretary, 1999; Board of Directors, 1998 ■ Co-Chairman, Professional Practice and Public Relations Committees ■ Spearheaded efforts to petition for improved professional practice legislation. American Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators, Past Member (PM) ■ Westchester County Planning Board, PM ■ City of White Plains, Design Review Board, PM & Zoning Committee, PM ■ Westchester County NYS Rent Guidelines Board, PM