Scott Parker co-founded DesignWorks in 1994 when he relocated his practice to Charleston, South Carolina from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Scott began his professional career in 1981 and has undertaken projects over his more than 30 years of service on five continents. As the founder and partner of DesignWorks, he personally directs the design of each of the firm’s projects.
Prior to starting his own business, Scott was an Associate with Benjamin Thompson and Associates in Cambridge, where he prepared master plans for urban districts around the globe including, London, Tokyo, Auckland, Glasgow, Cardiff, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, New York, Savannah and Miami. He also worked with Carr Lynch on master plans for Tanglewood Music Center, Charlottesville, Virginia and major park projects in New York.
Mr. Parker has taught at the Clemson Center for Architecture in Charleston and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Career Discovery Program. Scott currently is a Board Member of the Charleston Parks Conservancy, Ashley Hall School and the Low Country Lowline. He also serves on the City of Charleston Peninsula Task Force and the Advocacy Committee of Historic Charleston Foundation. Scott is past Chairman of the Sullivans Island Planning Commission.
Scott received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia with Honors in 1980 and Masters of Landscape Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University in 1986.