Publications & Presentations

“A Victory for Conservation?”, Traffic Quarterly, April, 1972. An environmental study of proposed Miami Big Cypress Jetport.

“Practice Russian Style”, AIA Journal, February, 1973. A report on architectural practice in the Soviet Union.

“Energy by Design”, Southwest Building Construction News, January, 1974.

“Ethics Forum”, AIA Journal, August, 1976. A discussion of ethical issues facing the architectural profession.

“The Trials of Architecture”, Texas Architect, 1991 Practice Annual. A discussion on legal issues facing the profession.

“Legalities   and   Realities”, Texas Architect, January/February, 1993 Architectural Practice.

“The White Budd Verdict”, Texas Architect, March/April, 1993 Architectural Practice.

“The Case From Hell”, Texas Architect, July/August, 1993 Architectural Practice.

“Take Care With Performance Specs”, Texas Architect, September/October, 1993 Architectural Practice.

“DTPA:  Reform  Needed”, Texas Architect, November/December, 1993 Architectural Practice.

“The Janus Brief”, Texas Architect, January/February, 1994 Architectural Practice.

“Junk Science and You”, Texas Architect, July/August, 1994 Architectural Practice.

“NCARB – Big Brother?”, Texas Architect, November/December, 1994 Architectural Practice.

“When Process Fails”, Texas Architect, January/February, 1995 Architectural Practice.

“Beyond the Courtroom”, Texas Architect, March/April, 1995 Architectural Practice.

“Designing Subcontractors”, Texas Architect, July/August, 1995 Architectural Practice.

“Every Building at Risk”, Texas Architect, January/February, 1996 Architectural Practice.


“The Occurrence of Mold in Buildings”, 1997 ASHRAE “Sick Buildings”, June 2, 1997 10th Annual Construction Law Conference – Houston, TX

“Sick Buildings – Causes and Cures”, March, 19, 1998 Defense Research Institute

“Standard of Care”, Risk Management and Design Professionals, November 13, 2003 Mills Shirley, LLP

“Standard of Care for Architects in the Performance of Construction Administration”, Risk Management and Design Professionals, September 23, 2004 Mills Shirley, LLP

“Legal, Construction and Design Issues Related to The Occurrence of Mold in Buildings”, 2004 Building Communities Conference, November 17, 2004 Lower Rio Grande Valley AIA & AGC

“Legal, Construction and Design Issues Related to The Occurrence of Mold in Buildings”, TSA’s 65th Annual Convention and Design Products & Ideas Expo, November 23, 2004 TSA

“Foundation Designs for Expansive Soils”, TSA’s 65th Annual Convention and Design Products & Ideas Expo, November 23, 2004 TSA

“Liability in the Shadow of Innovation – Standard of Care Implications for “Cutting Edge” Designers”, ALFA International Construction Practice Group Seminar, July 17, 2008 ALFA International

“Architects’ Standard of Care in the New Age” TSA’s 69thAnnual Convention and Design Products & Ideas Expo, October 23, 2008 TSA

Considered by Mr. McGinty to be the greatest architectural achievement of the ages, The Cathedral of Notre Dame, Chartres has been the subject of his lectures both in the U.S. and in France.



Joint hearings before the Subcommittees on Energy and Power and Housing and Community Development, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Fourth Congress, Second Session, July 19, 1976.

Hearings before Senate Public Works Committee, Ninety-Fifth Congress, First Session, January 24, 1977, on Quality of Design in Federal Architecture.

Chairman, special AIA Task Force to advise the Architect of the Capitol on the Restoration/Expansion of the West Front, 1978-1982.

Hearings before House Appropriations Subcommittee, Ninety-Eight Congress, A, 1983, on the restoration of the West Front of the U. S. Capitol