Melvin Lockard
M. Scott Lockard

M. Scott Lockard, 64, beloved husband and father and eminent design architect died on June 26, 2021, in an accident while riding his Vespa scooter along his favorite scenic loop near his home in Marin County, CA.

Born in the desert of Tucson, AZ, Scott loved the sun hot, his food burnt and his humor dry. He dazzled family, clients, and colleagues with his unique creativity and extraordinary ability to transform a concept into a visual reality. "Scott Lockard's work is astonishing..." ~Gordon Linden, author of The Expo Book.

A visionary of exceptional versatility, Scott incorporated his keen wit, intellect, imagination, kindness, generosity, passion, humility and zest for life in all he did. In 2017, Scott wrote THE NATURE OF DESIGN: Principles, Processes and the Purview of the Architect, an insightful narrative and stunning display of his architectural work and philosophy. Prior to forming Lockard Industries (now Lockard Creative) in San Francisco in 1996, Scott was a Design Director for ADP/Fluor Daniel, a multi-disciplinary design firm as well as a Senior Designer for Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz, an international design firm. Beyond his own practice, Scott collaborated with more than seventy-five design firms, including projects for Skywalker Ranch, Walt Disney Imagineering and MGM.

Scott's dedication to his community included creating fabulous iconic landmarks of San Francisco out of cardboard (toddler size) for his children's pre-school, a spectacular evening in Paris out of foam core for his son's 8th grade class, and the recent planning and design of Larkspur Library.

Scott's whimsical and fantastic productions, from cleverly executed scavenger hunts to elaborate stage sets, filled his family celebrations with wonder and joy. No event was too big or too small to escape his magical touch. Scott created very witty and often beautiful paintings, poetry and prose. He will always be the family superhero.

Scott will be dearly missed and forever in the hearts of his wife Nancy (Marmion), their children Kendra and Brodie, brother William Brodie Lockard, sister Rita Gail Champlin (Joseph) and many more beloved family, friends, and colleagues throughout the world.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund or ACLU Foundation, organizations important to Scott. Commemoration information will be posted when available.


Published by San Francisco Chronicle from Sep. 17 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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