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Scott Hughes, PE, SE

Principal
Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes began his career at Silman in 1997 after completing degrees in both architecture and engineering. In 2003, he was promoted to Associate, followed by a promotion to Principal in 2012. Scott’s experience in design and project management for new construction, adaptive reuse, and renovation encompasses a wide range of project types and buildings such as primary, secondary, and higher education; museums; waterfront structures; recreational facilities; multi-and single-family residential projects, including townhouse renovations.

A few of Scott’s completed notable projects include the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC; The Morgan Library and Museum in New York, NY; and the LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY. He is currently Principal in Charge of the Princeton University Art Museum Renovation and Expansion in Princeton, NJ; Penn State’s new Liberal Arts Research and Teaching Building and the Art Museum in the Arboretum, both in University Park, PA; and a new boathouse for The Row NY, a nonprofit dedicated to providing competitive rowing and academic programs to underserved communities in NYC, the first of its kind in the US.

Scott has extensive experience in both public and private K-12 projects, most recently having worked on the Dalton School STEAM Expansion in New York, NY; a new STEM Building at the Dwight Englewood School in Englewood, NJ; and several new schools, across multiple boroughs, for the NYC School Construction Authority.

Every Spring semester, Scott teaches structures to graduate students in Cornell’s AAP NYC program, and in addition to teaching, he’s also passionate about the firm’s commitment to supporting nonprofits that enrich communities – he helped lead the formation of Silman’s Building Equity initiative.

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