Craig Scott is co-founder of IwamotoScott Architecture, a San Francisco based practice he leads in partnership with Lisa Iwamoto. IwamotoScott is committed to pursuing architecture as a form of applied design research, via a design process that proceeds from the belief that each project can achieve a unique design synthesis. The practice engages in projects across a wide range of scope and scale, including theoretical design proposals, museum installations and exhibitions, full-scale fabrications, competitions and commissioned building projects. Conceptual themes of the work focus on intensifying the experiential and performance based qualities of architecture. This design approach is informed by ideas of formal, spatial and material adaptation with respect to conditions of program, site and environment, and is pursued through in-depth exploration of the fluid and transformative potentials of new technologies.
The work of IwamotoScott has been exhibited at MoMA, the Guggenheim Museum, SFMOMA, Vitra Design Museum, Art Center College of Design, SCIArc, The Architectural Association, The Architecture Center and Artists Space Gallery in New York, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial, Architecture Biennale Beijing, the Seoul Design Olympiad, and numerous other venues around he globe. Their work is widely published in books and journals internationally, and has received numerous awards and honors including nomination for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, Best of the Year Award from Interior Design Magazine, an Honor Award and a Citation in the Wood Design Awards, an R&D Award and P/A Award Citation from Architect magazine, Emerging Voices and Young Architects awards from the Architectural League of New York, California Council AIA Emerging Talent Award, several I.D. Magazine Design Awards, and numerous AIA design awards from the San Francisco, Boston, and New Jersey AIA chapters.
IwamotoScott projects include Obscura Digital headquarters, ONE Kearny: Lightfold, and PS House completed recently in San Francisco; Kauai House recently completed in Hawaii; Edgar Street Towers, a speculative high rise designed for the Greenwich South vision plan for Lower Manhattan; RestBox, an invited installation for the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea; LightCone, an invited installation proposal for the Guggenheim Museum’s 50th Anniversary exhibition, Contemplating the Void; Voussoir Cloud, an installation in the SCIArc Gallery; Villa 043 for the Ordos 100 development in Inner Mongolia; HydroNet, the Grand Prize winning entry for the History Channel’s City of the Future: SF 2108 design competition; REEF, a finalist entry for the MoMA/PS1 Young Architects Program; Jellyfish House, a theoretical house of the near future for the exhibition Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living; mOcean, and installation in the SFMOMA atrium; 2:1 House designed for a hillside lot in Berkeley; LiveWorkShop House, the second prize winning entry to the open competition, Case Study Cleveland; and in collaboration with Robert Levit, the First Prize winning entry to the Flemington Jewish Community Center open design competition,.
Craig Scott received Master of Architecture degree with Distinction from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University. He is currently Associate Professor in Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and has also taught architectural design studios at Harvard University, Syracuse University, SCIArc, Sydney University, University of Michigan, Yale University and the Boston Architectural Center.
Associate Professor, Architecture