Andrew Scott is Associate Professor of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and principal of Andrew Scott Architecture in Cambridge, MA, USA.
He is the Master of Architecture Program Director, teaches graduate design studios and design research workshops, and advises MArch design theses. He is also affiliated with the Center for Advanced Urbanism. The focus of his work is around broad interpretations of sustainability in design education, research, and practice in relation to the design for buildings, urban housing and communities, and urban systems within the context of the contemporary and future city. He consults extensively with industrial partners in China, Japan and in the UK, and organized the MIT international symposiums Dimensions of Sustainability and Mass Impact: Cities and Climate Change.
Andrew Scott studied architecture at the University of Manchester (UK), following which he worked for Forster and Partners before forming Denton Scott Associates (1986-93). The practice was honored with an Architecture Today “Low Energy - High Architecture Award” (1991) for its EC-funded design research work with IBM to develop a low-energy office prototype. He has held several teaching appointments in the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada.
He has won prizes including the “Building Integrated Photovoltaics” competition (1996) an Unbuilt Architecture Award by the Boston Society of Architects, and won the commission to design and build a low-energy and environmentally-responsible Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center in Boston Harbor in 2000.
Andrew Scott’s publications include RenewTown: Adaptive Urbanism and the Low Carbon Community and Galapagos: Architecture at the Intersection of Biodiversity and Encroachment. Project work includes: Sweetwater Mesa eco-housing, Malibu; and the SUHPA urban housing prototype assembly; Technology Innovation Campus, Shanghai. His studio (Spring 2012) was set in Barcelona on new self-sufficiency concepts for rethinking the architecture of the urban block typology.
He was a member of the Holcim Awards regional jury for North America in 2005.