David and Susan Scott, from Vancouver, are the recipients of the 2016 Young Architect Award given by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC.)
The husband-and-wife team works together as Scott & Scott Architects within their family home, a street-level studio and workshop built in 2012, which allows them to work alongside their two young daughters. Their partnership has now lasted 19 years.
Their projects, located mostly in British Columbia, include cabins, houses restaurants and a barn They also design furniture, lighting fixtures and architectural hardware for their buildings.
“The work is fresh, unique and direct,” said the five-member jury. “The quality of light and proportion contributes to the designs. The detailing of the projects, in particular, displays considerable craft and warmth.”
Last year, the Scotts were selected as part of an international team to create a snow-bound alpine community in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California. The three-year project encompasses master planning and design of housing, a public lodge, warming structures, and furniture.
The RAIC Young Architect Award recognizes architects 40 years old or younger for excellence in design, leadership, and service to the profession. The award is intended to inspire other young architects to become licensed and to strive for excellence in their work