A graduate of Rice University with a master’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Trinity University, Founding Principal Scott Ziegler is a thought leader on the subject of urbanism, as well as a frequent guest speaker at Rice University, Urban Land Institute, Texas Society of Architects, and Multifamily Executive Conferences.
As Practice Area Leader of the Urban Residential Studio, Scott plays an active role in shaping the urban landscape through his published writings in professional journals on the subjects of sustainable urban growth strategies and high-density mixed-use developments. Scott’s urban residential experience is tempered by industry leaders including Hines, Gables Residential Trust, General Investment and Development, The Hanover Companies, Camden REIT, Trammell Crow Residential, Dinerstein Companies, and Forest City for the design of low-rise, mid-rise, and high-rise developments.
With projects totaling over 18 million s.f. and $2.5 billion in construction value, Scott is adept at providing design direction to his clients in the form of density studies, developing appropriate unit mix, unit design, lifestyle demographics, amenity packages, interior design, and insight into future design trends. Scott’s insight and comprehensive knowledge of the profession have led his firm to design numerous award-winning projects that have garnered regional and national recognition. Scott’s design experience reflects his belief that beautiful architecture enriches people’s lives and expresses the spirit of our time through art, craft, and technology.