S. Scott Hughes
Sr. Associate

“There is nothing like being out on the lake to be reminded to slow down, relax and ‘enjoy the ride.’”

— Scott Hughes

Professional Experience

Scott Hughes is an industry leader with more than 35+ years experience in site and sports master planning and design. Process-driven, Scott’s approach to projects ensures that every client can align current and future programming and facility goals with budget and value. Scott’s reputation is built on sustaining relationships with long-term clients. He takes pride in being able to walk side-by-side with clients to help them understand concepts, cost impacts, and prioritization of scope. Scott has a great deal of experience working with administrators, facilities and athletics staff, school board members, and community groups through project planning, design, and construction. As a founding member HMH Site & Sports Design, acquired by The LA Group in 2015, Scott was the lead on numerous athletic projects for SUNY Farmingdale, SUNY Cortland, Keuka College, and more.


Favorite Place

Scott and Chris_Chris CraftI feel very fortunate to have spent most of my life in the Finger Lakes. The breathtaking scenery and spectacular sunsets over Cayuga Lake help me keep perspective when life seems to move too fast. And, there is nothing like being out on the lake to be reminded to slow down, relax and “enjoy the ride.”



  • BLA, 1978 – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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