- B.S., Glasgow
- ARCST, Strathclyde
- DIC, Imperial College, London
Teaches seminars and advanced design studios in the design of structures. Former Chair of Architecture, Chair and founder of the program in Historic Preservation and Chair of the Ph.D. in Architecture Programs. Visiting professor to many universities in the USA, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. Research grants from NEA, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and French Ministry of Culture. Fellowships from NEA, Fulbright, and Graham Foundation. Founder of ACSA Annual Technology Conference and awarded ACSA Distinguished Professor Medal.
Professional practice in London with Freeman and Fox; Ove Arup; Arup Associates; and Frank Newby. Architectural and Engineering consultant in private practice since 1965. Research and interpretive articles on the technologies of architecture and engineering published in numerous journals and books, including a chapter in Performative Architecture: Beyond Instrumentality, eds. Branko Kolarevic, Ali M. Malkawi. He also co-authored the exhibition catalogue Visions and Paradox: The Structural Research of Robert le Ricolais which accompanied the exhibition shown in London, Lausanne, Madrid, Barcelona, Zurich and the Pompidou in Paris.
McCleary has recently served as visiting critic or lecturer at University of Arizona, Harvard, Columbia, Stuttgart, the Paris American Academy, and Iberoamericana, Mexico City. He is currently preparing the keynote address for the 2006 ARUP (Architecture and Urban Planning), "Architecture, Urbanism, Culture and Technology" at the Ain Saims University in Cairo, Egypt.