Education & Organizations


Rice University
Bachelor of Science in Architecture – 1957
Distinguished Alumnus

Princeton University
Master of Fine Arts in Architecture – 1961


American Institute of Architects
National President, 1976
First Vice-President, 1975
Vice President, 1973-1975
Chairman, Task Force on National Growth Policy, 1975
Chairman, Board of Directors, 1975
Energy Committee, 1975
Chairman, 1975 Atlanta Convention
Advisory Member, Contract Documents Committee, 1995-1998

Houston Chapter, American Institute of Architects
President, 1972-1973
Chairman of numerous Chapter and State Committees in the fields of architectural education and professional responsibility

White House Fellows Association
Special Assistant to Stewart Udall, Secretary of the Interior in the administration of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1967-1968

Mayor Kathy Whitmire’s Steering Committee on Visions for Houston, 1986-1989
Appointed Member

Rice Design Alliance
Board Member, 1987-1989

Rice University Standing Committee on the Undergraduate Curriculum, 1983

Rice University School of Architecture Professional Advisory Council
President, 1987
Director, 1986-1994

Houston Urban Bunch
Houston’s non-profit community design center, Founding Board Member

Mental Health Association of Houston and Harris County
Board Member, 1984-1989

Kiwanis Club of Houston
Past President & Current Member

Houston Philosophical Society

Education and research are important keys to forensic architecture. On a recent trip to the Isle of Majorca, Mr. McGinty discovered the previously undocumented fourth order of architecture – The Boobonic Order.