Tony McGrail

Tony McGrail

Columbia, MO, US



Tony McGrail is a project designer with more than four years of professional experience in the practice of architecture. Renovations, capital maintenance, master planning, healthcare, as well as other work in institutional, civic and commercial sectors of construction, Tony enjoys participating in all phases of project types whether it be pre-design and feasibility studies, design development and construction documents, all the way through to construction administration and post occupancy. 

Since graduating in 2010, Tony has worked in firms with very different projects and goals, of varying sizes, possessing both large and small budgets. This experience has been beneficial in that it has instilled a flexibility in his design approach and methodology coupled with an ability to look for any opportunity for design to have the largest impact. Tony strives to achieve a pragmatic and progressive design, while at the same time putting client and user satisfaction in the highest regard.

Subscribing to the notion that architects have exactly the right balance of training and education to help aid their communities and regions in building toward a brighter future, Tony welcomes any opportunity to participate in both civic and professional organizations and thus is active in both the local and state component of the American Institute of Architects and has recently been named a Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of Columbia. 

Having lived in cities ranging in population from forty thousand to two million, observing the lifestyles of different people and cultures, Tony believes a city's environment and its architecture shape the nature of how people create their niches and how they view the world around them. It's through the study and dissection of the systems involved that Tony hopes to positively influence, collaborating with others, a future inclusive and beneficial to all.


Simon Oswald Architecture, Columbia, MO, US, Project Designer

Aug 2012 - current

Bruce McMillan Architects, Manhattan, KS, US, Project Designer / Job Captain

Aug 2010 - Jun 2012

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

CannonDesign, Saint Louis, MO, US, Intern

May 2008 - Jan 2009


Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2005 - May 2010

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