Scott first joined Simpson & Brown in 2000 whilst a student at the University of Dundee. He worked as an architectural assistant on projects including Auchinleck House, Arbroath Abbey Visitor Centre, and Stirling Tolbooth. Scott returned to the University of Dundee and graduated with a first-class honours degree before re-joining Simpson & Brown in 2003. He became an associate in 2008 and worked on projects including The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Alderstone House, Livingston and the conversion of the category A listed Old College building at Stewarts Melville, Edinburgh into a performing arts centre.
Scott has a particular interest and experience of cultural sector projects in new and historic settings and he believes design is made more creative within the constraints and context of the historic environment. He has been responsible for award-winning museum and visitor centres throughout the United Kingdom. Scott enjoys making contemporary interventions within historic buildings. He has worked with clients including the National Trust for Scotland, Landmark Trust and building preservation trusts including Dumfries Historic Buildings Trust and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust. During his career, Scott spent time managing the Edinburgh office of the UK’s largest conservation architectural practice before returning to Simpson & Brown to lead one of the architectural teams in the office.
Scott was responsible for the creation of a new visitor and memorial centre at the National Mining Museum Scotland and a 10-year masterplan for the Museum of Scottish Railways. He worked on a major redevelopment of Newcastle Cathedral and recently completed a project to form a new visitor arrival experience at Culzean Castle, the flagship property for the National Trust for Scotland. He is currently the project architect for the redevelopment of an Edinburgh City Centre listed historic building to form a major new world class visitor centre.
Scott holds AABC Accreditation and RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture at the highest level.