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“As a design-focused practice leader, I strive to bring out the best from everyone involved in HKS’s projects through an engaged design-partnering process. I believe that powerful, lasting architecture results from the dynamic teaming of visionary clients and innovative designers with creative collaboration across all engineering and construction disciplines.”
Scott initially focused his creative energy in theater. Through this medium, he learned how impactful images, sound and light, combined with words and ideas, can create memorable immersive experiences. Living and practicing architecture across the globe broadened Scott’s understanding of differing human motivations and worldviews and has influenced his approach to designing the built environment. Scott returned to his native Los Angeles with his family due to the region’s uniquely diverse natural environments and lifestyle combined with its vital energy as a global city. Scott is passionate about regional smart growth and how this will foster economic diversity and a better environmental future for the evolving metropolis. “I realize that as an architect, my job is to be a great listener and observer, but also to be a conduit for a wealth of experience and ideas from across the globe that our clients perhaps have not been exposed to,” says Scott. “I see my role as a synthesizer of all the project issues and goals, so I can come to the table with ideas that go beyond problem solving, that surprise and inspire.” Scott has led a wide range of award-winning design efforts, including master planning, workplace environments, super high-rise towers, commercial mixed-use, hospitality, academic and sports facilities.
Registered Architect: California, Washington
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional
Master of Architecture, Harvard University
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Did You Know?
Scott is an avid skier, cyclist and hiker and has explored many of the beaches and trails around Southern California. He is quietly lobbying to get the utility lines buried underground in the City of LA so the natural beauty of the region can be revealed and enhanced for everyone.