Scott joined Perkins Eastman straight out of architectural school and began the first in a series of assignments that would develop his understanding and skills related to designing for a population of older-adult individuals who are often frail and living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. A project for the Felician Sisters Convent in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, was pivotal for Scott, because the design team was challenged to renovate the seventy-year-old structure from something that felt like an institution into a true home, while preserving the building’s historic architectural details. The project also incorporated numerous sustainable, healthy, and energy-saving elements, which had a measurable impact on the health of the residents. Anecdotal stories about improved breathing and fewer hospitalizations reinforced Scott’s ideals that shaping spaces through healthy materials makes a critical difference in a resident’s life.
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Scott’s passion for sustainable architecture led to a grassroots effort at Perkins Eastman to create and lead the firm’s Green Committee, which he chaired for many years. He has presented at conferences on issues of sustainable design and reuse of building materials, and he brings deep knowledge of resource and energy conservation to the firm. Scott has been instrumental in furthering the firm’s commitment and track record in designing ecologically sensitive, energy-efficient, and healthy buildings.