Scott Sworts is the Post Graduate Programme Lead for Architecture and a registered architect.
He earned his Bachelor’s of Environmental Design (BENVD) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and his Masters of Architecture from the University of Colorado, Denver. Throughout his education, he studied under Professor Joseph Juhasz, with a strong focus on Environmental Psychology and architectural Theory.
After graduation with his MArch, he was tapped to be a Lecturer at the University of Colorado. While teaching there, he led a collaborative live project to assist in the rebuilding of Ground Zero after the 9/11 tragedy. This was a joint project where the students worked with Rebuild Downtown, Our Town (R.Dot), the Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation (LMDC), Raphael Pelli, Pentagram, and SHoP Architects. This project produced the first draft of the development guidelines employed by the LMDC in the final project. This project also led to him being listed in Who’s Who of American Teachers
In 2007, he was appointed a Professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he worked on a number of live projects with Jacoby Development Corporation, including the redevelopment of the town of Marineland. While at SCAD, his students also participated in the Leading Edge Design Competition, where they won several awards and honors.
As a practicing architect, he has built numerous projects in Colorado, one of which resulted in his firm being named the Firm of the Year for Full Service Historic Preservation. In his professional practice, he worked in Design/Build partnerships with dcb Construction, and helped pioneer innovations in concrete tilt-up construction.