Scott Conwell


Director of Industry Development and Technical Services

Chicago, Illinois

Scott Conwell



For the past 3 decades, Scott has dedicated his career to educating design professionals on best design and construction practices in masonry, stone, tile, and terrazzo. He has presented over 1000 AIA-registered seminars in the U.S. and abroad. Scott has written dozens of technical articles for trade journals like Construction Specifier, Licensed Architect, BAC Journal, and 093000 Contractor, where he has a quarterly column. In recognition of his educational contributions to the national design community, Scott was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) in 2015, and a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute (FCSI) in 2018.

Scott leads IMI’s tile, marble, and terrazzo industry development program. He sits on the Tile Council of North America (TCNA) Handbook committee, the ANSI committee for tile standards, and is a founding member and advisor to the Advanced Certifications for Tile Installers (ACT) committee. He has organized IMI’s national series of multi-city tile, marble, and terrazzo educational conferences and workshops with the participation of top material suppliers and other tile industry organizations, helping designers navigate the changing world of tile standards and installation practices. In recognition of his work, in 2021, Scott was bestowed the Carl V. Cesery Award for Service to the Ceramic Tile Industry by the Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA).

Scott also leads IMI’s team on the Masonry Detailing Series (MDS), an online collection of construction details and technical information, which sets the industry standard for architectural details on masonry, tile, stone, and terrazzo. These details have been incorporated into the curriculum of many architecture, engineering, and construction management schools, and are used in the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation's curriculum for BAC craftworkers. The MDS details have been featured by the likes of SketchUp and Architizer, and have been used by countless professional architecture and engineering firms, attesting to the value and reach of IMI’s technical content. 

With over 20,000 followers on LinkedIn, over 1 million post engagements per year, and new posts every week, Scott is an influencer among design and construction professionals on social media. 


Fellow, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Fellow, Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)

Member, Association of Licensed Architects (ALA)

Member, Tile Council of North America (TCNA), Handbook Committee

Member, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A108 Committee for Ceramic Tile

Member, U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO Committee for Ceramic Tile

Member, Tile Contractors’ Association of America (TCAA)

Member, International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Tile/Marble/Terrazzo Labor-Management Craft Committee


Registered Architect, Illinois

LEED Accredited Professional

CSI Construction Document Technologist (CDT)


Illinois Institute of Technology 

Bachelor of Architecture


Building enclosures 

Codes and standards 

Continuing education delivery (public speaking/seminars) 

SketchUp modeling and architectural detailing 

Tile/Marble/Terrazzo (TMT) 


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