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Scott Archer

  • Adjunct Instructor

As an architect, urban designer, and certified planner, Scott has developed broad expertise in planning for cities and campuses, as well as experience designing cultural, civic, and institutional buildings. Constantly telescoping between scales as both an architect and urban designer has contributed to his holistic understanding of design and the built environment. His belief that design can — and should — play a key role in creating equitable and livable cities drives his passion for his work. The interaction between public policy, community engagement, and the ultimate physical manifestation of the city is the center of his professional work, his commitment to academia, and his ongoing community service. Scott is an associate at David Rubin Land Collective in Washington, D.C. and appointed to the National AIA Regional & Urban Design Leadership Group.

Community design and engagement, city planning, urban design, institutional and campus planning, architecture and urbanism

ARCH 5644: Comparative Urbanism Seminar
ARCH 5715/4015: Interdisciplinary Design Studio (WAAC)

Comparative Urbanism: A Seminar on Designing Accessible Public Space in Washington, DC and Darmstadt, Germany (2021), author;

Avenues, Volume 4: Autheni-CITY (2021), managing editor;

Avenues, Volume 3: Urban Transparency (2020), managing editor; 

Avenues, Volume 2: Spatial Equity (2019), managing editor;

AIA Emerging Professional Exhibit (2016), Washington, D.C.

Re-Envisioning Health in Kumasi: Spatial Strategies (2013), managing editor & designer;

West African Health Foundation: A New Vision for Health in West Africa (2013), managing editor & designer

2022 Young Architect Award, District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies;

2021 Emerging Architect Award, AIA|DC & Washington Architectural Foundation;

2021 Scholar, AIA|DC Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program;

2021 Design Award for Urban Design and Master Planning, AIA|DC, Columbian Quarter Master Plan with Beyer Blinder Belle;

2018 Award for Outstanding Plan, APA NCAC, Speak Up HVL: 2017-2021 Community Sustainability Plan with Beyer Blinder Belle;

2016 BBB RED (Research Exchange Development) Award, "Data Driven (Urban) Design


M.S., Architecture & Urban Design, Columbia University

B.Arch, Mississippi State University