Scott M. Brown has been practicing architecture for over sixteen years and has had the luxury of working with a variety of project types and architectural styles in historic New England municipalities such as Cambridge, Concord, Weston, Nantucket, and Newburyport. Although not limited to, the bulk of his experience has been in light frame construction with an emphasis on residential work involving architecturally sensitive renovations and restorations to older properties as well as new construction. He has either completed or been intimately involved with a diverse range of institutional, commercial, and residential projects.
Scott began his professional career after graduating with a BArch from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 1995. Scott then worked for three Cambridge-based offices. In 1996, as an intern working for Anmahian Winton Architects, Scott finished work on an award-winning Cambridge Residence, which was chosen to appear in Architectural Record, as well as the New York Times.
Following his employment with Anmahian Winton, Scott continued to develop and hone his skills with Handlin, Garrahan, & Zachos Associates of Cambridge. There he worked on a number of upscale residences in the Boston area and Martha’s Vineyard, most notably a summer residence in Chilmark, MA that was published in the May 2000 issue of Boston Magazine. He was also intimately involved in the design and development of The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery at Bristol Community College in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and the Hartford Camerata Conservatory in Hartford, Connecticut. Scott’s final and most notable endeavor at Handlin, Garrahan, & Zachos Associates was the project management and technical development of the Shuman Admission Center on the campus of Phillip’s Academy Andover. The admission center was a complex project involving an enormous scope of mechanical and building systems, and the careful restoration and addition to a historic structure. The project was completed in June of 2000.
In the six years while employed at Design Associates, Inc., a traditional-based design firm specializing in additions and restorations of older properties, Scott spearheaded the development and completion of nearly two-dozen projects. In 2003 he completed work on the addition and renovation to the headquarters of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. In addition to continuing to spearhead the development of multiple high-end residential projects, his last endeavor at Design Associates was the technical development of Wheeler Farm a 13,500 sq. ft. retail facility for ‘Pure Hockey’ a Marlborough based hockey equipment retailer. This project was designed to capture the spirit of an agrarian barn yet simultaneously meeting the challenging requirements of non-combustible construction, strict commercial energy conservation requirements, and the demands of a challenging site.
Since January of 2007 Scott has maintained a small but very productive architectural practice in the Newburyport area. In slightly over four years of time, Scott has secured over 70 commissions of varying scales, types, and complexities. Although not limited to, the bulk of his practice has involved the design of high-end residences for both private clients and developers. Many of those projects have successfully navigated complex permitting matters, such as zoning relief from the Board of Appeals, an approval from the Conservation Commission, or a Site Plan Review approval from the Planning Board.
A detail-oriented and passionate individual who strives for balance and diversity Scott enjoys all phases of the business of making architecture. He prides himself on quality design and technical competence, as well as establishing and fostering lasting client relationships. Scott recognizes that each and every project and client is unique and that each is deserving of its own distinct solution and design approach.