NEW – A voyage through an architectural ecosystem of the future
Architecture is the art and science of creating and recreating our world. Our lives and vast ecosystems we live in are constantly evolving. Our buildings should accommodate the changing contemporary landscape and evolve with us. Architecture is not defined, it is up to us to shape how it changes our lives and whether it is destructive or evolutionary. Each new project has the opportunity to create ripples that change the world for the better.
“NEW” takes a voyage through an architectural ecosystem of projects under construction and still on the boards about new ideas and approaches to the way we live. From residential projects that self-generate electricity for entire communities, skyscrapers that change the way we understand sustainable city life, to vast Middle Eastern Arabic campuses that adapt to harsh desert conditions, and so much more. The aim is to inspire everyone to think beyond our current definitions and limitations; it is to inspire us to constantly experiment, explore, and evolve. Because everyone can create life changing communities. Design is about giving the world something NEW, something it didn’t have when it began.
Scott Allen is a New York based Lead Designer for the global architecture, planning, and design firm Perkins+Will. His portfolio spans over thirty million square feet of work across a broad range of complex building types located on nearly every continent. Through a series of award winning projects Scott is developing an international reputation for buildings that are practical yet creative and inspirational. His work steers clear of conventional architectural responses through an evolutionary design philosophy combining rational & environmental analysis, cultural & social perspectives, custom construction techniques, and creative economic solutions.
His work has been recognized with over a dozen global and local design awards, including: the MIPIM/Architectural Review Tall Building Award, Winner of The Plan Awards in the future housing Category, and local to national Society of American Registered Architects Design Awards. Two of his projects were finalists at the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards and he was named a Design Wunderkind by Engineering News Record as a winner of their 2015 New York Top 20 under 40 awards.
Scott’s work has been exhibited and published widely throughout various global publications. His projects are currently taking shape from Manhattan to Riyadh, from California to Kuwait, and coming soon to East Asia. He is a frequent public speaker having appeared at the PRATT Institute, The World Architecture Festival, the Design for Manufacturing Summit, and ASID’s NYC Conference to name a few. Alongside his professional practice he is also a member of multiple nonprofit organizations involving good design and social responsibility.
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