Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is a registered architect (ARB UK) and Professor in the Department of Architecture at MIT. He was the Director of the Master of Architecture Program and the AD discipline group for several years to 2016. He teaches graduate design studios and design research workshops, and advises MArch design theses. In the M.Arch program he has most recently been coordinator for the Core 3 Comprehensive Design studio and has also taught Option level advanced studio on a range of topics and contexts. He is also affiliated with the Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) through a variety of initiatives and projects.

Andrew Scott's work is focused around complex interpretations of environmental issues in design education, research, and practice in relation to buildings, urban housing and communities, and urban systems within the context of the contemporary and future city. As such there is an interest in design as a mechanism for qualitative change in the world, and built work as a part of a larger human system for a more sustainable future. He has completed multiple design studios, design research studies and projects that explore the relationship of architecture and urbanism to health, climate change, reductions in energy and carbon use, and ecological systems. He has worked and consulted 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 has held teaching appointments in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada - and has been an External Examiner to the architecture program at Chinese University of Hong Kong 2002-05. He received both his undergraduate degree and his professional degree in Architecture from the University of Manchester in the UK. Prior to his appointment to MIT, his professional career in the UK included extensive practice work with Foster and Partners, Aldington + Craig, and as a principal partner of Denton Scott Associates, Architects.

Andrew Scott’s design publications* and recent project works includes:

Andrew Scott Architecture: WORKS (a compendium of recent design works)
Urban Metrics Boston: Designing and Mapping Cities for Climate Change
Report on the State of Health + Urbanism (co-edited, CAU)
Renewtown: Adaptive Urbanism and the Low Carbon Community (Routledge)
Galapagos: Architecture at the Intersection of Biodiversity and Encroachment in the Ecuadorian Galapagos
Self Sufficient Block: Architecture at the intersection of Network, Resources and Ecology in Barcelona
Dimensions of Sustainability: (Routledge)

Richi House, Boston: building for the childhood cancer community
MIT West Campus Framework Study
Villa Housing near Shanghai, China
Sweetwater Mesa ecological housing, Malibu
SUHPA urban housing prototype assembly
Nandasoft Technology Innovation Campus, Shanghai

* sources for publications can be obtained by emailing: amscott@mit.edu

Areas of Interest
Alternative Energy, Art and Technology, Building Energy, Climate Change, Health, Healthy Communities and Active Living, Housing, Modern Architecture, Sustainability, Theory of Urbanism, Urban Design