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Scott Hefner, AIA, LEED AP

Professional Faculty


Scott’s practice centers around local, sensitive work with a focus on community impact. His contributions as architect and design leader at Perkins&Will in Durham, North Carolina have led to numerous design awards and accolades for his projects spanning across typologies: libraries, cultural centers, airports, and healthcare facilities.

He is a leader of Perkins&Will’s Social Purpose initiative, empowering nonprofits with pro bono design services. Scott believes that everyone has something to contribute to the design process – all we have to do is listen. These unique relationships have reinforced his conviction that design can be a powerful tool to unite and inspire.

Scott is a registered Architect in North Carolina, an active volunteer for AIA Triangle, and holds a LEED Accredited Professional certification. He has experience as professional adjunct faculty at Duke University and maintains a position on the board of local activist group Durham Area Designers. During his academic career at NC State, his work received several accolades, capped by the AIA Henry Adams Medal, the highest honor given to a new graduate.