Vincent C. McDermott, FASLA, AICP

Senior Vice President

About Vince

As Senior Vice President of MMI's Landscape Architecture and Planning Department, Vince’s contributions to the firm have fostered the successful integration of landscape architecture with engineering. For over 45 years, he has committed himself to the recognition and advancement of landscape architecture and is responsible for the firm’s current double-digit team of licensed landscape architects. Vince is also an accomplished planner, having provided technical oversight on land use, community, and master planning on many of the firm’s projects. His project expertise is varied and includes streetscape improvements, parks and recreational facilities, site development, and athletic fields.


Vince holds an M.A. in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts and a B.S. in Plant Science from the University of Connecticut. Over his career, spanning nearly half of a century, he has contributed to the recognition and advancement of landscape architecture through his extensive service on the Connecticut Board of Landscape Architects and as President of the Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Board. He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects in 1997. He is a licensed Landscape Architect in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, and Virginia. His professional memberships include:

Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects
Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners
Connecticut Board of Landscape Architects, Chairman, 1980-2015
Council of Landscape Architecture Registration Boards, President, 1995-1996
American Planning Association
Pomperaug River Watershed Coalition, Chairman, 2015 to 2018
Woodbury-Bethlehem Youth Soccer, President, 1987 to 1989
Connecticut Junior Soccer Association, Treasurer, 1991 to 1992
Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury, CT, Director, 1981 to 1990
Connecticut Recreation and Park Association
Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, Director
American Sports Builder’s Association
Connecticut Economic Development Association
Received the Connecticut Greenways Commission Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018

Project experience