DAVID SCOTT PARKER ARCHITECTS is well known for designing homes inspired by both traditional and contemporary forms, influenced by regional styles and built context. Since its founding in 1989, the firm’s primary focus has been the creation of custom residences, including urban dwellings, seaside retreats and rural estates. Now a fifteen member firm, David Scott Parker Architects has completed a broad body of work with projects across the United States.
David Parker and his experienced staff of architects and designers share an enthusiasm for great design and a desire to achieve an innovative fusion of traditional form, vernacular style, and individual expression with every project. Together they consider individual project needs with their own strong dedication to aesthetic integrity; as well as an intense interest in carefully conceived details, selection of choice materials and, ultimately, superior construction. Their iterative, inclusive approach welcomes collaboration with the best designers, landscape architects, craftsmen and builders, by whom the firm is well-respected.
The variety of projects in the firm’s portfolio, in their scale, location and quality, indicates the depth of the firm’s expertise and its facility in working in a variety of locations and environments. In particular, the Parker firm’s extensive knowledge of design, decorative arts and architectural history, paired with its concern for the demands of modern life, allow it to synthesize disparate elements into cohesively conceived built environments.
Their many awards include a prestigious 2010 Palladio Award, as well as several AIA awards in Connecticut and New England. In addition to its residential projects, Parker Architects has worked on a number of important historic properties and National Historic Landmarks, including the U.S. Treasury in Washington, and presently, the Lockwood Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk, Connecticut. The firm oversaw the restoration of the 18th Century Industrial Quarter in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where they are also architects for the National Museum of Industrial History, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Current projects are scattered throughout the northeast, Florida and California.
Parker is licensed in eight states, with reciprocity throughout the U.S. He has a degree from the University of Virginia and also from Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he has served on various advisory committees, including the Harvard Design Magazine Practitioners’ Board. Mr. Parker has served on the Board of Directors of numerous museums and not-for-profit institutions including currently the Merritt Parkway Conservancy.