James Wright | FAIA, NCARB

SCOTT GOLD | AIA, SAME

Chapter Representative - AIA Japan, AIA International Region

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Scott joined PAE Japan (PDFM: PAE Design & Facility Management) in 2009 and has been FM Practice Group Leader, Dir. of Business Development, and Dir. of Operations. He has been PDFM's President since 2011 (www.paejapan.com / www.pae.com).

In 2006, Scott and others established Solutions Group Intl. As Director of Operations of SGI LLC and Managing Dir. of SGI Japan KK, Scott was responsible for the operations of the company’s worldwide activities including the Philippines, Japan, China, Guam, Palau, Southern Sudan, Kenya, Egypt, and other countries. He was responsible for setting up the entities for SGI Japan KK and SGI Southern Sudan.  Scott was in charge of all design projects for the organization.

In 1996, Scott joined MWM Architects, Inc. to manage the firm's Guam office and its projects in the Pacific. He became a company principal, serving as Vice President / Region Director. 

Before working at MWM, Scott worked in Tokyo, where he worked for various architects, including Japan's largest, Nikken Sekkei, Kurokawa Kisho, GK Sekkei, and Italian architect Aldo Rossi's Tokyo office.

Scott has also been an Instructor of Architectural Design at Tokyo Technical College, lectured at a number of Tokyo Universities, served as an Adjunct Faculty for Virginia Tech in Japan, and has written articles on Japanese architecture.

For 2 years, Scott served as Vice President and Trustee of Children’s Chance for Tomorrow, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing loving homes for homeless children.  Scott designed all of CCFT’s major structures.

Scott has lived and worked in the Pacific for more than 3 decades and is a licensed architect on Guam and in California. Examples of his work can be found at: http://www.scottgoldarchitecture.com

Scott Gold served as President of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Japan Chapter (2017) and now as its Immediate Past President, also serves on the AIA’s International Board. He has also has been AIAJ’s President-Elect and Secretary.