Andrew Scott is a registered architect and Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Architecture at MIT. He is currently the Master of Architecture Program Director, and 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 has completed several design studios, design research studies and projects that explore the relationship of architecture to climate change, and demands for significant reductions in energy use, carbon footprint, resource depletion, and ecological systems. He has worked and consulted extensively with industrial partners in China, Japan and in the UK- and has organized the MIT international symposiums ‘Dimensions of Sustainability’ and ‘Mass Impact: Cities and Climate Change’.
Andrew Scott’s recent publications includes the production of ‘RenewTown : Adaptive Urbanism and the Low Carbon Community’; ‘Urban Metrics 1.0’ : a data, resource and mapping atlas examining the progress and challenges for regional urban climate change; ‘Galapagos: Architecture at the intersection of Biodiversity and Encroachment’ (from MIT's Spring studio 2011). Recent project work includes: Sweetwater Mesa eco-housing, Malibu; SUHPA urban housing prototype assembly; Technology Innovation Campus, Shanghai. His current studio (Spring 2012) is set in Barcelona and is looking into new self sufficiency concept for rethinking the architecture of the urban block typology.
Andrew Scott has held several teaching appointments in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada since 1982, and has been an External Examiner to the architecture program at Chinese University of Hong Kong 2002-05. He received both his undergraduate degree in Architecture and his professional degree from the University of Manchester in the UK. Prior to his appointment to MIT in 1993, his professional career in the UK included extensive practice work with Foster and Partners, Aldington + Craig, and as a principal of Denton Scott Associates, Architects.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons. Architecture), RIBA Part 1, University of Manchester, UK
Bachelor of Architecture, RIBA Part 2, University of Manchester, UK
Tutor in Architectural Design at: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia; University of Manchester, Manchester, UK; Greenwich University, London, UK
Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Foster Associates, London (now Foster + Partners): Architect
Aldington + Craig, Architects, UK: Associate Architect
Denton Scott Associates, Milton Keynes, UK: Principal
Sustainable Systems Architectural Research: Principal
Andrew Scott Architect: Principal