Scott Ballard is a registered architect in the state of Texas and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.  He graduated from the University of Texas in 1970.

Mr. Ballard has been involved in architectural design and town planning with several prestigious firms including Ford, Powell, and Carson, 3D/International (Senior Designer), Richard Fitzgerald and Associates (Director of Design), and Architectural Services International (Vice President and Director of Architecture).

Domestic projects include high-rise and mid-rise office buildings, bank buildings, hospitals, university buildings, and many residences. International projects include institutional and residential projects in Saudi Arabia, the 45 story World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as well as other office, hotel, and residential projects in Singapore, Malaysia, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai.

Mr. Ballard has won three major architectural design competitions, has been exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston (Visions and Revisions, 1982), at the Houston Art League (1994), at Lawndale Art Gallery (Sanpshots) and has served as juror and guest lecturer at the University of Texas, Texas A & M University, and Southwestern University. His designs have appeared in numerous publications, including Home, Texas Architect, Coastal Living, Fine Homebuilding, Cite, Profiles, Guide to Houston Architecture, Houston House and Home, etc. and many of his houses are featured on architectural design tours. He has authored two books on residential design, one of which was used as a textbook at various architectural schools. He was named “Best Architect in Houston” by The Houston Press in 2007.

Mr. Ballard established Scott Ballard Architect in 1987 as a general architecture practice specializing in residential design. He still designs the occasional larger project as a design consultant with other firms in Houston, but his current focus is the unique home.