Scott Shell


Scott Shell is an architect with over two decades of experience pioneering low-carbon and sustainable architectural design. At ClimateWorks, Scott focuses on opportunities to reduce the carbon intensity of building materials across the globe, including concrete, cement, and steel.

Before joining ClimateWorks Foundation, Scott was a partner at EHDD Architecture, where he advocated for new policies to promote low-carbon and healthy buildings in California. During his tenure, he led the design of many high-performance buildings, including the net zero energy David & Lucile Packard Foundation and Lick-Wilmerding High School Campus Expansion and Renovation. Scott has been recognized for his work as a leading voice among architects for decarbonization in California, including the 2021 USGBC Regional Leadership Award.

Scott frequently speaks on topics of decarbonization and high-performance design. He currently serves as co-chair for advocacy of the Climate Action Committee at AIA California and climate innovation advisor for EHDD Architecture.

Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Auburn University and a master’s in humanities from Stanford University.