Founded in 1999, Scott Mitchell Studio has grown over the past two decades to include an extensive international design portfolio. The studio is led by Scott Mitchell, whose design philosophy is influenced equally by his early encounters with antiquity, as by his relationships with architects Richard Meier and Charles Gwathmey, and by the work of Louis I. Kahn and Rudolph M. Schindler. Mitchell’s nomadic upbringing took him from Jordan to Japan to the American Southwest—where he bore early witness to the stone ruins of Petra and Wadi Rum, the Shinto houses of Okinawa and the Sonoran Desert.

The aspiration of Scott Mitchell Studio is to produce buildings, which are humanistic through their honesty of expression and integrity, with a refined sense of order, scale and materiality, creating spaces that transcend utility and style. The utilization of monolithic concrete, glass and steel curtain walls, and cantilevered roof planes reduce each building to its essential elements, cultivating a sense of balance and repose. Merging formalist spatial logic and an atmosphere of calm, the work bridges disparate architectural typologies to create places that are both poetic and profound.

Scott Mitchell, by Stewart Shining, courtesy Scott Mitchell Studio