Scott is originally from Long Island, New York, a region surrounded by water and varied deciduous woodlands and vast Pine barrens. His design perspective is rooted in his native environment and his passion for plants and plant science. Scott is a designer and contributes his plant science background and his experience in site construction and design sustainability to the MVVA design process.
Prior to joining MVVA, Scott worked for a design firm on Long Island as a designer and foreman, working on all phases of the design process as well as overseeing construction and landscape management. He also was employed as a garden assistant for the Cornell University Plantations, where he expanded his knowledge of plant science. Scott received an Associate's Degree in ornamental horticulture and landscape development from Farmingdale College, where he was the recipient of the Academic Award of Excellence. He earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in plant science from Cornell University, graduating magna cum laude. He was the recipient of a National ASLA Student Award and the Cornell University Cornell Traditions Fellowship Award.
Scott worked as a summer intern in the MVVA New York office in 2013 and became a full-time employee in 2014.