SCOTT JOHNSON joined The Lark’s Board of Trustees in 2015. He is an architect and founding principal of XDEA, a design firm located in New York City focusing on the intersection of public space and architecture. Previously, he was a Principal at Diller Scofidio + Renfro (architects of the High Line), COO at Robert A. M. Stern Architects, and COO at Richard Meier and Partners. He served as Commissioner for the Town of Huntington’s Historic Preservation Commission for 16 years, spearheading efforts to create four new parks in Suffolk County through the Open Land Acquisition Fund. He has lectured at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai and at the International Convention of Architecture in Budapest, and has been featured in numerous publications. He is the author of Richard and the King, a soon-to-be-published book about his experience designing a new palace for the Ruler of Dubai. Scott received a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Cornell University and an MS in Real Estate from New York University. He also serves on the board of PSE Healthy Energy, an environmental research organization with offices in Oakland, California and Ithaca, New York.