Employee Spotlight: Scott Williams, Project Architect

The work we do at SHP is made possible through the passion and dedication of the 130 creative minds in our ranks. This is especially true of project architect Scott Williams, who leverages his energy and passion for design to fuel the growth of our North Carolina office, which relocated to downtown Greensboro in early 2023.

A Greensboro native and a registered architect with the North Carolina Board of Architecture, Scott has been essential to deepening SHP’s investment and work in North Carolina. Between meeting clients, visiting job sites and preparing critical project documents, you can find him actively recruiting additional team members in architecture and interior design, as well as building connections in the region. Scott is also involved with the Preservation Greensboro Development Fund, a not-for-profit advocate for historic preservation.

A proud Mountaineer, Scott graduated from Appalachian State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Architecture. He earned his Master of Architecture degree in 2019, graduating from University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Since then, Scott’s industry experience has allowed him to touch every stage of a project from schematic design through construction administration. As an architect, Scott uses his keen attention to detail to address every aspect of the design process. He effectively communicates design concepts and is technically proficient in software such as Revit, Enscape, and Bluebeam.

“Meaningful design, with schools in particular, can have such a positive impact on the users of the space.”
– Scott Williams

Scott Williams is particularly invested in SHP’s work in the education studio: “What excites me the most about my work is meaningful design that, with schools in particular, can have such a positive impact on the users of the space,” he says. “When I look back on my career in the future, I want to be able to say that I put my full effort and passion into the design of these schools and that they truly have an impact on how the students grow and learn.”

Scott has played a large role in a number of educational projects at SHP including the design of the Peck Expeditionary Learning School in Greensboro. A new flagship K-8 facility for Guilford County Schools, the building is intentionally designed to strengthen programming in the urban district by developing spaces that provide more equitable access to high-quality facilities.

In his spare time, you can find Scott relaxing with his wife Abbey and son Parker, and occasionally working on his golf swing.