Scott Hughes, PE

PrincipalNew York

Professional Highlights

  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
  • Cornell University, School of Architecture, Lecturer, 2006, 2015 – present
  • Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, & Preservation, Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2011 – 2015
  • Parsons, The New School, School of Constructed Environments, Adjunct Professor, 2010 – present
  • Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), President; Former Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • New York State Council on the Arts, Grant Review Panelist, 2009 – 2011
  • Professional Engineer: CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, PA, VA
  • Structural Engineer: IL


Scott Hughes has been with Silman since 1997. He was named an associate with the firm in 2003 and a principal in 2012. His experience in design and project management in new construction and adaptive re-use projects encompasses a wide range of projects. These include museums, higher education buildings, and waterfront structures, such as the Whitehall Ferry Terminal and Marine Company 1 in New York City, as well as multi-family residential projects, recreational facilities, and single-family residential projects, among them the occasional townhouse renovation. Scott has also worked as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation where he taught architectural technology in an informal “integrated studio” to graduate students, as well as at Parsons The New School for Design School of Constructed Environments where he taught structures to graduate students in architecture through real-world case studies. He currently teaches at the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning.

Scott is an active member of industry organizations, currently serving as the President of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY). From 2009 – 2011 he was a Grant Review Panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts.