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 public space, performance and architecture. Current projects include a converting an historic carriage museum to a performance space for the Rockefeller Brother's Fund on their 265 estate in Tarrytown, NY and a designing a performance installation in collaboration with film maker Barbara Hammer for the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of their Dreamlands Immersive Cinema exhibit. Previously, Scott 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. In addition, Scott spearheaded efforts to create four new parks in the Town of Huntington on Long Island through the Suffolk County Open Land Acquisition Fund. He has lectured about architecture and design at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai and 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 institute with offices in Oakland, California and Ithaca, New York.