We are pleased to welcome Scott Archer as Associate, and Thomas Collins as our new Marketing Manager! Scott will be establishing our Washington, D.C. studio, while Thomas will be joining us in Philadelphia. With deep knowledge and experience in their respective roles, we are looking forward to the positive impact they will have on our practice.
Scott Archer, AIA, AICP, LEED AP ND
Scott is a certified planner, urban designer, and registered architect in Washington, D.C., who is energized by collaborating with communities and clients to plan and implement shared visions for a more inclusive, beautiful, and thoughtful future. Whether shaping a vision for a building, campus, or city, he is adept at weaving disparate ideas into collective concepts that span scales and merge with broader spatial and social networks to amplify possibilities of success.
Committed to empowering emerging urban designers, landscape architects, and architects, Scott teaches interdisciplinary design studios and urban design seminars at Virginia Tech’s Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC). He is also a committed volunteer with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) as an appointed leader of the national Regional & Urban Design Knowledge Community, as well as an inaugural member and past chair of AIA|DC’s Urban Design Committee. Other professional affiliations include the American Planning Association, US Green Building Council, and the Association for Community Design. Recognized for his contributions to the professional and academic communities, Scott received the 2021 AIA|DC Emerging Architect Award and the 2022 DC Council of Engineering and Architecture Societies (DCCEAS) Young Architect of the Year Award.
Thomas will oversee Land Collective’s marketing and business development efforts, cultivating connections with clients and collaborators. He works with members of the studio to communicate design processes and concepts with clear and captivating language and visuals. With a bachelor’s degree in art history from New York University, Thomas has a passion for studying the interplay between art, culture, and memory, uncovering the intricate meanings embedded in the urban environment.
When Thomas isn’t using his storytelling skills to captivate audiences, you’ll find him advocating for the preservation of neglected buildings and public spaces. As he sees it, the preservation of historic resources and the stewardship of natural landscapes are two kindred ethics that go hand-in-hand. During early family trips to America’s National Parks, he developed a deep-rooted love for America’s vanishing wilderness and the great outdoors. Now, he enjoys exploring the many mountain trails and scenic byways in the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains in his free time.