Carly Shepherd is an urban designer at McCann Adams Studio. In addition to her participation in all aspects of the firm’s work, including master planning, public space and park design, multi-modal streetscape design, she also specializes in bicycle route and facility planning, and helping communities integrate this mode into their transportation network. She is also responsible for developing the firm’s project graphics.
Previously an environmental consultant and project manager, Carly has extensive experience with large- and small-scale projects throughout Central Texas. She has also worked closely with public regulatory agencies to resolve and mitigate impacts to endangered species and wetlands.
Ms. Shepherd received a Master of Landscape Architecture in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Biology (Honors) in 2000 from the University of Texas. She has travelled extensively and studied at the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, Spain, and is fluent in Spanish. She is a former member of the City of Austin Street Smarts Task Force and is very involved in the Austin bicycle community. Carly recently led a bicycle tour of downtown Austin organized by Bike Texas for State Senator Eliot Shapleigh and the Emerging Leaders of El Paso. She has also presented to the UT School of Architecture’s landscape architecture program and has helped organize and lead tours for the Congress for New Urbanism.
List of Significant Work With ROMA Austin and McCann Adams Studio: Master Plan and Community/Developer Consensus for "East Avenue" PUD Entitlements at Former Concordia University Site, Austin, Texas Mueller Master Plan and Implementation, Austin Public Art Master Plan for Mueller Community, Austin Public Space and Redevelopment Plan for Waller Creek District, Austin Downtown Austin Plan, including Downtown Parks and Open Space Master Plan and Bicycle Element of Transportation Framework Plan
With ACI Group, LLC: Lake Creek Tributary II U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Permit and Riparian Restoration Mitigation Plan, Austin, Texas Highland Ranch Annual Golden-Cheeked Warbler Survey and Monitoring, Lago Vista, Texas Comanche Canyon City of Austin Environmental Assessment, Austin, Texas