Ghafari Names Scott Heywood Vice President
Birmingham, AL ─ Award-winning engineering, architecture, process design and construction services firm, Ghafari Associates is excited to announce the promotion of Scott Heywood, AIA to Vice President.
“Scott’s promotion is in recognition of his critical role in the growth we’ve experienced thus far in the country’s southeastern region, specifically in Birmingham, Alabama,” says President and CEO Kouhaila Hammer. “We are excited to see the expansion of Ghafari’s healthcare, higher education, and industrial and manufacturing footprint. He has been instrumental in selecting the right talent and growing our Birmingham office as a base to serve our clients in the region. We are thrilled at the future potential in this area.”
“I am very excited to be a part of the continued growth and redevelopment of the City of Birmingham,” says Heywood. “I am honored to be entrusted to lead the Birmingham office and serve as a trustworthy resource for our key clients throughout the city and the entire southeastern region.”
With nearly 20 years of industry experience, Heywood has developed and managed a broad project portfolio with a client roster including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn University, University of Michigan, Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, St. Vincent’s Health System, Aurora Health Care, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Thompson Tractor, BMW, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Brose, and ZF Industries.
Heywood holds a master of architecture, a master of engineering in construction engineering and management, and a bachelor of science in architecture; all from the University of Michigan. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has participated in the Alabama Center for Architecture / AIA Birmingham’s N2 Architecture program to educate elementary school students on the significance of architecture. He is also an active participant in the development of the National Architects Registration Exam as a committee member serving the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).