Scott Hughes

Scott Hughes is a principal with Silman structural engineers in New York City. He has been practicing structural engineering since 1995, working on a wide variety of projects, including the Morgan Library and Museum, the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, and the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in New York City. He is a former president of the Structural Engineers Association of New York as well as a former adjunct assistant professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University and a guest lecturer at Parsons and the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a guest lecturer at Cornell since 2015 and has worked with Caroline O'Donnell, director of the professional Master of Architecture program, on several projects including Party Wall at MoMA/PS1 and the 2016 Cornell Arts Biennial.

Hughes has a bachelor of arts in architecture from the University of California–Berkeley and a master of science from the University of Minnesota.

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 5615 Building Tech 11: Structural ElementsConcepts and procedures for design, manufacturing, and construction in steel, concrete, masonry, timber, and new materials supplemented by examples and case studies. Taught concurrently with the integrative design studio, this course will also include field trips to construction sites, recently completed buildings, and/or fabrication shops/labs, in order to understand and design the integration of elements in both contemporary and emerging construction and fabrication.