Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) is pleased to announce that Scott Seyer, AIA, LEED AP has joined the firm as a Principal. Seyer joins Jay Longo, Strachan Forgan, Martin Wolf, and Sheyla Conforte on the firm’s commercial office leadership team, bringing over 25 years of experience working in major urban centers around the globe.
“Over the past few years SCB has steadily grown its office portfolio with new projects across the country including two new 25+ story towers in Oakland, Telegraph Tower and Town Tower; the redevelopment of Wilshire Courtyard, a 3.1M square-foot double-tower project in Los Angeles; and 210 N. Carpenter and 320 Sangamon, two creative offices in Chicago’s Fulton Market District,” said firm President Chris Pemberton. “Diversifying our practice both in terms of building types and markets has been a top priority for the firm, and having a talented and seasoned design leader like Scott join our team further strengthens our expertise in the office sector.”
Seyer joins the firm from Goettsch Partners, where he served as design principal for several of the firm’s notable commissions, including the recently completed 110 N. Wacker, a 55-story Class A speculative office tower along the Chicago River; and Park Tower in San Francisco’s Transbay District, completed with SCB as Associate Architect, and now home to Facebook.
“As an architect practicing from Chicago, I had always been aware of SCB’s work, but I really got to know the firm when we worked together on Park Tower. It was a great experience, and I enjoyed the team’s collaborative process and dedication to advancing design,” said Seyer.
“This is certainly an interesting time for the office sector,” he continued. “We have the opportunity to focus on how we can plan and design flexible buildings that support a variety of workstyles, while maintaining an emphasis on the health and wellness of the users.”
Seyer holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas and a Master of Business Administration from DePaul University. In addition to an impressive, award-winning portfolio of projects in the U.S., Seyer’s work spans the globe with several high-rise developments in China and the Middle East. He is based in SCB’s Chicago office and will serve as a national design leader, working across the country with the firm’s additional offices in San Francisco and Seattle.