Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam, the two principals of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Inc. have worked together in architecture for over forty years. The firm, founded in 1984 as Parker and Scogin, later as Scogin Elam and Bray, was formed in order to take full advantage of the complementary skills and talents of the two principals. Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam have made the commitment to organize all of the work in a manner that ensures the involvement in the day-to-day development of each project. This keeps the work personal and directed, and brings the best of the firm’s collective knowledge and experience to each client.
Projects realized by the firm are diverse in size, type and location. The principals have extensive experience in the formation and leadership of multi-disciplined project teams. They bring the understanding of large projects and organizations to their personal practice in architecture. Prior to founding Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, the principals worked together initially at Heery and Heery Architects, in Atlanta, a large, multi-disciplinary architectural and construction management firm. While executing design and management work for project types ranging from airports and hospitals to corporate and industrial campuses, the principals gained extensive experience in the techniques of controlling the time, cost and project delivery processes for complex and demanding projects.
It is this experience combined with an unyielding commitment to meet the needs of clients with an architecture that is of the present-day that most distinguishes the firm’s work.
The firm’s clients expect innovative design with a mature approach to the practical constraints of architecture. They have an innate desire for architecture that goes beyond mere problem solving to architecture that addresses their curiosity surrounding the role of architecture in society.
In addition to architecture, services offered by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects include graphic design, exhibit design, interior design, planning, programming and research.