Wallie E. Scott '43 (BARCH) was a founding partner of Caudill Rowlett Scott (later CRSS Inc.) of Houston. Born in Louisiana, he grew up in Port Arthur, Texas, and served as a first lieutenant in the Army Signal Corps during World War II. During his 41-year career with CRS, Scott became renowned as a master of the client interview process - an exercise in marketing, mystique and magic characterized by his trademark blend of humor and hype that always managed to seal the deal for CRS. Scott was inducted as a Fellow of The American Institute of Architects in 1972 after having served as president of the AIA Houston chapter in 1964. He is also a past member of the Texas A&M College of Architecture Advisory Council.