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Joined studioWTA in 2015
Registered Architect CO #ARC.00203369

Scott’s love for architecture springs from a lifetime’s interest in art, history, mathematics, science, and people.  He believes that only through the problem-solving process inherent in architectural design can such a kaleidoscope of separate subjects coalesce into the creation of transcendent spaces for living.  Filtered through the collaborative nature of studioWTA, this creative process is further nourished and encouraged.  He thrives in such an environment, and benefits from it as much as those who are benefited by the results of our united efforts.

Scott is a licensed Architect with over 25 years of experience in commercial, corporate, multi-family, institutional, retail, educational, and hospitality projects.  Awarded a degree in architecture from the University of Oklahoma (Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, College of Architecture 1988), Scott has since specialized in project management, marketing, and construction administration.

Among other responsibilities, Scott is currently involved in the construction management of the Pythian Building at 234 Loyola Avenue.  This $22,000,000 project is an adaptive re-use of a 1908 structure that first became a cornerstone of the business and social lives of New Orleans’ African American society, then during the war years of the 1940’s, became the hiring office for Higgins Industries.  Bringing this building back to life has been one of the most rewarding experiences of Scott’s career.

Some of his prior projects have included the historic preservation and adaptive re-use of several structures at Langston University, the construction management of many Barnes & Noble buildings throughout the west coast, and an $8,000,000 addition and renovation to the existing Jewish Community Center in Dallas, Texas, which included a new library, conference center and Holocaust Museum.  In addition, Scott was the project manager for a $7,000,000 multi-tenant retail development in Grand Prairie, Texas, and for a $5,000,000 renovation of Kimball High School in south Dallas, Texas.

When away from work Scott enjoys traveling, reading, volunteering, and playing piano, keyboards, and bass guitar.  He enjoys sharing his life with his family, enhanced by the creative environment that a life in New Orleans offers.

Photo by Zack Smith Photography