COLUMBIA, SC – May 12 – Quackenbush Architects + Planners is pleased to announce and welcome William Scott as a summer intern in its office. Scott completed his junior year at Clemson University where he is majoring in Architecture with a minor in Sustainability.
"Adaptable, low-cost housing that considers our changing climate is a major issue that more architects will need to consider in their designs. Architecture is about serving the public and communities for the greater good and for the impact it can have."
Born and raised in Clinton, South Carolina, William Scott is most interested in how architecture can be used to promote social justice and equity to improve the quality of life for a community’s most vulnerable individuals as well as to help reduce the world’s carbon imprint.
It’s the sustainability and community-focused element that drew him to Quackenbush, he says. “I’m excited to be here. Quackenbush is a close-knit team dedicated to building healthy and special environments in South Carolina. Establishing my presence at a firm where I know everyone’s name and they know mine is very important to me.”
In spring 2020, Scott completed his junior year at Clemson University where he is majoring in Architecture with a minor in Sustainability. He says was drawn to the field when he saw Mexican architect Tatiana Bilbao’s Affordable Housing Project, a low-cost house design that can be easily adapted to a growing family and altered using different materials and spatial layouts to suit Mexico’s diverse regional climates. “The changing climate is a major issue that more architects will need to consider in their designs,” he says.