Scott Nelson – Retired

Principal emeritus


Bachelor or Architecture - North Dakota State University

Joined DJR



LEED Accredited Professional

Scott was with DJR for 34+ years and was responsible for over 1,000 projects, many of which were the firms most visible and award-winning. One of Scott’s biggest accomplishments in his 22 years as a Principal was helping to hire an amazing and talented staff, creating a lasting legacy. These outstanding employees and Scott’s down-to-earth leadership qualities helped contribute to the exponential growth the firm has seen, especially in the past 5 years. While many of Scott’s projects were located in the Twin Cities, some of his favorites to work on were in his hometown of Fargo, ND. Among these is the 300 Broadway building which includes the Fargo Theatre small screen annex.

When it is safe again, Scott plans to go to LOTS of baseball games – his bucket list includes attending a game at every major ballpark in the US! You will also see Scott out on one of his numerous bikes visiting brewpubs, taking care of his new dog Maddie, and eventually getting back to traveling with his family.