Fresno, CA 93729
Scott Mears is the President of Designlab 252, founded in 2007. Scott and his partner, Patrick Boyd, were in those collaborative and adventurous school days together at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and the name of the firm pays homage to and literally refers to the design lab they were assigned studio space in and where they spent most of their life on campus. While a student at Cal Poly, Scott was President of the Student Chapter of ASLA, President of the department's chapter of Sigma Lambda Alpha and received the ASLA Honor Award for his studies in Landscape Architecture. Scott received his Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture from Cal Poly in 1997, a Master's of Science in Land Development from Texas A&M University in 1998, and a Master's of Science in Construction Management from Texas A&M University in 1999.
Scott has a broad background in business, including sales, marketing, and operation of small to medium sized organizations. He is a former City Councilman and has chaired a number of key committees overseeing the city’s capital improvements. He is a former board member of a publicly-owned utility company, overseeing an annual budget of $187 million dollars. He has lobbied Congress on a wide range of municipal and transportation issues. He is an experienced Project Manager and has managed complex, multi-million dollar construction, engineering, and manufacturing projects. Designlab 252's design projects include: Streets of Brentwood Regional Retail, Eaton Plaza, The LDS Temple in Fresno, and numerous street and highway transportation projects throughout the state. Planning work includes the City of Fresno Bicycle Master Plan.
Scott is also a former Scout Master and Venture Adviser with the Boy Scouts. He broke his leg and spent the summer of 2009 in bed after dogging a car on his skateboard while on a surfing and skateboarding High Adventure trip with his Venture Crew. His guys say that he has given his heart, soul and body parts to scouting. He is a Wood Badge staff member training adult leaders in advanced leadership and management skills. They have retired his skateboard and Scott now quietly serves at the Council level as the Council Training Chair.