In July, Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC) selected SOM associate Dawveed Scully as a 2021 LGC Fellow. Scully, an urban designer, is one of 46 Fellows selected to the prestigious program based on professional achievements, leadership skills and a commitment to the community.
Beginning in September, LGC Fellows will participate in seminars, community site visits, discussion groups and other events designed to highlight key socioeconomic issues impacting the Chicago region. The ten-month fellowship program aims to provide the area’s most promising leaders with the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement. Since the launch of the LGC Fellows program, more than 1,100 Fellows have become leaders in a wide variety of industries in Chicago and beyond.
An architect and urbanist based in SOM’s Chicago office, Scully is passionate about using design as a tool for empowerment and collaboration among local residents, stakeholders and government for equitable design outcomes. His portfolio includes a variety of neighborhood-focused urban design projects throughout Chicago, including in Woodlawn, 63rd and Cottage Grove, the South Shore Corridor, the Village of Robbins, the Michael Reese Hospital site redevelopment and others on the city’s South Side.
His experience also includes neighborhood-focused projects in Milwaukee, Detroit and Atlanta. Scully serves on the board of the nonprofit Bronzeville Urban Development, and has served as a design studio instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology.