Clemson University

Alternative Careers in Architecture Lecture - Scott Ekman

The School of Architecture will launch a new lecture series titled "Alternative Careers in Architecture." The first lecture in the series will be held on March 27, 2024, at the Clemson Design Center in Charleston, from 12:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Jeff and Melissa Pitts, the new lecture series was created to bring the workplace and the real estate world to Clemson University by providing visibility to paths within architecture. The series will bring global industry leaders to campus to share insights and discuss current initiatives, tips for career advancement and the paths that led them to success.

The series' inaugural speaker is Scott Eckman, the VP of Workplace Strategy and Site Operations at Adobe. Eckman will speak on career paths and help students figure out what may work best for them in their careers. Additionally, Eckman will share his experience around his professional journey in concert with a cool workplace solution implemented to drive engagement and experience for Adobe employees in Atlanta.


Scott is a licensed architect with over 30 years of experience in Global Corporate Real Estate, including managing and leading all aspects of the corporate real estate lifecycle: portfolio and workplace research, planning and design, leasing and acquisition, implementation and operations. Scott has developed and managed innovative and effective, award-winning work environments, meeting the needs of the business and supporting key work activities of employees, resulting in the savings of hundreds of millions of dollars. Scott has held leadership positions in the corporate real estate and facilities functions at Sun Microsystems, Better Workplace, and T-Mobile. Scott is currently the Vice President of Workplace Strategy & Site Operations at Adobe, based in Atlanta, Georgia. In this role, he is responsible for all real estate transactions, project delivery, portfolio investment strategies, space planning, employee experience (workplace design, food, events and wellness) and global site operations. In 2024, Adobe has 30,000 employees and 5.5 million square feet of office space in 70 locations around the world.

Wednesday, March 27 at 12:20pm to 1:30am

Clemson Design Center Charleston 701 East Bay St., Suite 202 Charleston SC, 29403

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