Craig Scott is co-founder of IwamotoScott Architecture, an award winning architecture and design firm he leads in partnership with Lisa Iwamoto. Based in San Francisco, California, the firm has gained national and international recognition for innovative design with projects around the country and overseas. Committed to pursuing architecture as a form of applied design research, IwamotoScott proceeds from the belief that each project can achieve a unique design synthesis. IwamotoScott's client list includes arts organizations, educational institutions, media firms, commercial developers, and private clients. Our projects consist of work at all scales including urban design, buildings, interiors, full-scale fabrications, museum installations and exhibitions, and theoretical proposals.
IwamotoScott was named Architectural Record’s Design Vanguard 2011, CA Home + Design’s Ten to Watch 2011, and The Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices 2007. Design awards for the work include six AIA 2013 Design Awards, eight earlier AIA Design Awards, A/N Best Of 2014 Award, Interior Design Best of Year Awards, I.D. magazine Design Awards, Wood Design Awards, P/A and R+D Awards from Architect magazine, Grand Prize in the History Channel City of the Future: SF 2108 Design Challenge, and Winner of World’s Coolest Office 2011 from Inc./Architizer for Obscura Digital HQ.
IwamotoScott’s work has been shown in over fifty exhibitions including the National Design Triennial at Smithsonian/Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Vitra Design Museum/Art Center College of Design, the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA/PS1, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Artists Space Gallery, and the work is represented in the permanent collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. IwamotoScott’s work has been included in over one hundred thirty books, journals and newspapers; and Lisa and Craig have lectured on the work of the firm at over seventy professional, academic, and arts institutions worldwide.