Scott approaches architecture as an opportunity to expand environmental awareness and experience for clients and users. By seeking to develop understanding of the stories of a project’s community and location, he helps teams uncover design solutions to meet the challenges of the building industry today. Scott’s focus on collaboration, communication and community building has informed design for international nonprofit ventures, master plans, airports, residences, stadiums, hospitality projects and offices.
What attracted you to the architectural field?
Drawing. I cannot think of anything more exciting than going from a sketch to built space.
Favorite Duda|Paine project?
NCCU Student Center—one of our current projects—will have a profound impact on NC Central University, its students and its context. Having a role in visualizing this building’s future is exciting, especially because it is poised to positively transform the community where I live and work.
What community organizations are you involved in?
A non-profit organization that designs schools and community buildings in the developing world. Before joining Duda|Paine, I led a schematic design effort for a 300-student school in Uganda.
Anything else you’d like to share?
I enjoy collaborating with colleagues and clients to address the challenges of the building industry—together we can transform today’s forces of necessity into great places for ourselves, our communities and future generations.