John McCabe

John McCabe

John McCabe, SCAD industrial design professor

John McCabe

  • B.Arch., Auburn University
  • B.S., Auburn University
  • M.I.D., Auburn University
First year at SCAD:

"I thoroughly enjoy helping my students focus the passion they have and showing them how to use it to make a positive impact on the world."


Completing architectural thesis at Auburn University's Rural Studio under the instruction of the late Samuel Mockbee, AIA Gold Medal winner and MacAuthur Genius Award recipient

Awards, recognition and honors

International Red Dot Award, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Who's Who Among College Students, Golden Key International Honors Society

Previous Positions

Background with mixture of experiences from design-build industry, researching emerging technologies and social impact of disasters; participated in multiple study-abroad programs; current executive director of Fulcrum Collaborative, a strategy and product design firm based in Savannah, Georgia

Courses Taught

  • IDUS 316 Portfolio and Résumé Development
  • IDUS 321 Industrial Design in the Marketplace
  • IDUS 401 Prototype Project Conceptualization
  • IDUS 402 Prototype Project Construction
  • IDUS 421 Commercial Practices for Industrial Design
  • IDUS 431 Industrial Design Senior Studio
  • MARI 335 Marine Design Studio I
  • MARI 340 Marine Design Studio II