Scott Aker


LecturerCoordinator, ARCH 1010 and ARCH 1020

202A Addams Hall
University of Pennsylvania
200 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6221

Scott Aker is a registered architect and co-founder of the non-profit Institute for Architectural Research. His research interests include the study of geometry and the relationships between architecture, trauma, and memory. Scott's current studies focus on memorial architecture. His MS.Arch thesis culminated in a built project, the June 5th Memorial Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2013-2018.

Honors & Awards

Office Hours
By appointment

Master of Science in Architecture (MS.Arch), University of Pennsylvania
Master of Architecture (M.Arch), Catholic University of America
Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BS.Arch), Catholic University of America

Courses Taught

ARCH 1010: Introduction to Design
ARCH 1020: Introduction to Architecture
ARCH 4010: Advanced Design 
ARCH 4110: Geometry in Architecture
IPD 503: Integrated Product Design
ASAP: Architecture Summer at Penn


Selected Publications

Projecting Perspectives. Michael Sciarrillo and Scott Aker, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, vol. 2010, Article ID 865191, 13 pages.

Monuments and their Consequence on Culture & Scholarship. Scott Aker, International Journal of Arts, Humanities & Social Science, vol. 02; Issue 09, September 2021, 6 pages. 


Institute for Architectural Research, 501c3
American Institute of Architects, NCARB Certified
LEED Accredited Professional
AIA Disaster Assistance Program, Safety Assessment Program; SAP Certified, 2019-Present
Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New York