William Scott Turpie, son of Joy and Bill Turpie of Vineyard Haven, died July 30. He was 52.

A complex person with a generous and loving spirit who was always willing to help others, Scott was born Jan. 23, 1969. He grew up in Hingham, graduated from Hingham High School and attended Arizona State University.

He had a lifelong interest in design and architecture from an early age, and sketched homes with remarkable accuracy and detail. He was a skilled carpenter and learned the trade by working for several builders and carpenters on the south shore.

He moved to Bethesda, Md., where he worked with his sister Sandra at her store and design firm, Ella Scott Design. They later formed a design-build company under the same name and continued to work together for many years until Scott launched William Scott Design, which served clients both in the Washington D.C. metro area and in Miami. His designs were always creative and he excelled at solving the most difficult design or construction challenges.

Scott had an extraordinary capacity for knowledge and an ability to learn anything that caught his interest, whether it was music, language, engineering or complex computer programs.

He was at ease connecting with a wide range of people from all walks of life, from those down on their luck to successful businessmen and women. He helped many of his employees integrate into a new life in the United States and he learned Spanish so he could communicate more effectively with them. It was a testament to his non-judgmental spirit and acceptance of others.

He found the good in all of his friends, encouraging them to accept themselves even when they didn’t feel accepted or valued. He went out of his way to help anyone in need.

He had a wonderful sense of humor and a sharp wit, which kept everyone around him in stitches.

He is survived by his mother and father, Joy and Bill Turpie; his sister and brother in law, Sandra and Michael Meyer; nieces Ella and Zoe Meyer; his uncle and aunt, Dick and Susan Jelinek; and by many friends.

A celebration of life will be held at the United Church of Christ in Norwell on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m., with an outdoor reception to follow. All who loved Scott are welcome.

Donations can be made to the United Church of Christ, 460 Main Street, Norwell, MA 02061, designated for the Scott Turpie Memorial Fund, to be used to help others in need.