Scott Mehaffey MSOL ’03 named Executive Director of Farnsworth House


April 5, 2018

Scott Mehaffey MSOL ’03 has been selected as the Executive Director of the Farnsworth House, a National Trust Historic Site located in Plano, Ill. Scott assumed his new role on April 2.

"I am looking forward to guiding this internationally renowned historic site into its next phase of development, as we work to protect and maintain Farnsworth House and its setting for the coming generations," Scott said. "It's an honor to work for The National Trust, and I am particularly impressed by their dedication to preserving the site's historic integrity in the face of a changing climate."

Scott has an impressive 30-year career history of public- and private-sector leadership focused in the Chicago area. Former positions with The Morton Arboretum and the City of Chicago have included historic site management, strategic planning and development, and community outreach and programming. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Most recently, Scott headed his own landscape architecture firm based in Flossmoor, Ill., and led efforts to revitalize the historic commercial district in Princeton, Ill. He has been active in the fields of cultural landscape preservation and architectural history, and is a frequent speaker, writer and tour guide on these subjects. He has also held leadership positions with the American Public Gardens Association and the American Society of Landscape Architects. 

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