With a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot for a father Scott was never in one place for long. He called Alaska, Hawaii, the Philippines, Okinawa, Guam, and Arizona home. He grew as fond of migrations as he was of sketching and building models of fast cars and airplanes. With a college grant he backpacked through Germany exploring “robotic parking garages.” He says, “It was a great combination of my love of cars, modern architecture, and mechanization. It also gave me an excuse to visit the Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes factories.” He also spent a semester interning for Enric Miralles in Barcelona, making project models. After earning his Bachelors of Architecture from Arizona State University and his Masters from Rice University, he worked for several firms before joining Centerbrook in 2005. It is, by far, the longest he’s ever lived in one place.

Projects he has contributed to include the Berkshire School Math and Science Center, the Center for Community at the University of Colorado, Boulder, the museum and library at the Lancaster Campus of History in Pennsylvania, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Connecticut. “One of my favorite projects is the renovation and addition to the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School,” he says. “The school has a really cool sense of community about it, and I think our design was able to reinforce that spirit and even take it to another level.” One of his out-of-office experiences is participating in Tough Mudder events, whose proceeds benefit wounded veterans. The Special Forces designed ten-mile-plus obstacle course requires slogging through icy water, mud, and fire, up and down a mountain.

FACTS

  • Favorite Building is Louis Kahn’s Kimbell Art Museum
  • Currently trying to learn the “sweet science” at Whaling City Boxing in New London, where the trainer looks eerily like Burgess Meredith