Gort Scott was founded by Jay Gort and Fiona Scott in 2007 after meeting at Cambridge University and has quickly become a leading young architectural practice known for their expertise in working within the complex urban environment.

Gort Scott’s founding principle of making a positive, imaginative and considered contribution to the built environment has seen them design a portfolio of projects ranging from leisure, retail, education, cultural and residential buildings to urban masterplans.

Gort Scott’s work draws on a commitment to direct relationships with clients and in depth consultation to draw value from existing contexts and create innovative design solutions. Their experience of the planning process and informed use of technology and materials has led to repeat commissions from clients and their designs winning numerous competitions.

Gort Scott is a RIBA chartered practice and offers a range of services from design consultancy to detailed design and full project management.

For any enquiries or for further information and to discuss your project, please do not hesitate to call Jay or Fiona on 0207 254 6294, or email us at info@gortscott.com.

We are always interested in meeting talented individuals who would be interested in joining our practice. If you would like to be considered, please submit your CV and samples of your work to joinus@gortscott.com

Gort Scott is an equal opportunities employer.

Selected clients

Qatari Diar
Harlington Community School
Cambridge City Council
The Knight Pub Company
Cambridge Cat Clinic
Jesus College, University of Cambridge
Goodrich Community Primary School
London Borough of Brent
London Borough of Waltham Forest
London Development Agency
Resam HbV
Greater London Authority
Design for London
The Hall School, Hampstead
Wallpaper* magazine
London Borough of Southwark
Royal Academy of Arts
London Borough of Merton
London Borough of Barnet
Haringey Council
Victoria and Albert Museum
New College, University of Oxford
Pocket Living
Harrow Council
St Hilda's College, University of Oxford
Ealing Council
London Borough of Harrow
London Borough of Lambeth, GLA
Pocket Living
St Catharine's College

Awards & prizes


Gainsford Road

Shortlisted, NLA Housing Award

Shortlisted, RICS Award

Shortlisted, NLA Mayor's Prize Award

The Magistrates

Shortlisted, RICS Award

Shortlisted, RIBAJ The MacEwen Award

Shortlisted, RIBA London Award


Walthamstow Central Parade

Winner, RIBA London Awards

Connecting Colliers Wood

Commendation, NLA Public Spaces

Gainsford Road

Shortlisted, AJ Housing Project of the Year Award


Walthamstow Central Parade

Shortlisted, NLA Best Meanwhile Use Award

Winner, NLA Mayor's Prize Award

Winner, Waltham Forest Design Awards

Brixton Market

Shortlisted, NLA Best Public Space Award


Shortlisted, BD Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year

Shortlisted, BD Young Architect of the Year

Shortlisted, BD Sustainability Architect of the Year

51 Hills Road Cambridge

Winner, RIBA National Awards

Winner, RIBA East Awards

Winner, RICS East of England Awards

Commendation, RICS National Awards

Commendation, BCO National Award

Winner, BCO Regional Awards

Winner, Brick Award


New College Oxford

Shortlisted, Invited Competition

51 Hills Road Cambridge

Commendation, Cambridge Design and Construction Awards


Shortlisted, Peabody Housing Competition

Wembley WCs

Shortlisted, New London Awards Civic Culture & Sport

Shortlisted, Civic Trust Regional Finalist

South Kilburn Housing Renewal

Shortlisted, New London Awards Housing


Winner, Small Project Architect of the Year 2013

Shortlisted, AJ Small Projects Awards

Shortlisted, Emerging woman architect of the year


Wembley WCs

Winner, Invited competition


Homes for Life

Shortlisted, Salford Homes for Life


Reservoir Roofs

Winner, RIBA Forgotten Spaces


51 Hills Road Cambridge

Winner, Civic Trust Award

Publications about Gort Scott

‘Sound Judgement ’
Architecture Today (July 2018)

‘The cat's whiskers ’
On Office (November 2017)

‘Gort Scott triumphs in St Hilda's contest’
In: Laura Mark, The Architects' Journal (17th March 2016)

‘51 Hills Road, Jesus College by Gort Scott’
In: James Hogan, The Architects' Journal (9th March 2016)

‘Britains Best Emerging Practices’
In: Merrell , New Architecture 3 (March 2016)

‘Revealed: designs by finalists in St Hilda's contest’
The Architects' Journal (28th January 2016)

‘Don't move, improve in less expensive ways’
In: Laura Whateley, The Times (2015)

‘The Information Capital ’
In: Oliver Uberti and James Cheshire, The Information Capital (2014)

‘The World's 10 Best Public Toilets’
Design Curial (22nd April 2014)

Tom Ravenscroft, ‘AJ Small Projects’
In: Tom Ravenscroft, The Architects' Journal (14th February 2014), Volume 239

Shumi Bose, ‘Architecture and Drawing’
In: Shumi Bose, British Council (January 2014), Volume No. 4

‘5 Houses by 5 practices’
The Architects' Journal (16th May 2013)

La Biennale di Venezia & David Chipperfield , Biennale Architettura 2012, Common Ground (Venice: Marsilio August 2012)

Lucy Bullivant, ‘Gort Scott’
In: Lucy Bullivant, New Arcadians: Emerging UK Architects (London: Merrell May 2012), ISBN: 978-1-8589-4548-4

James Pallister, ‘Wood Street Indoor Market’
The Architects' Journal (London: 22nd December 2011)

‘Architects Directory 2009’
Wallpaper (London: August 2009)

Stephen Bayley , ‘The Observer 2009 Hotlist’
The Observer (2009)

‘Gort Scott Passes Screen Test’
The Architects' Journal (31st July 2008)

‘The Living Screens’
Cambridgeshire Property Plus (21st July 2007)

Writings by Gort Scott

‘Growing London: Defining the Future Form of the City’
In: Fiona Scott, Growing London, supported by Mayor of London (March 2016)

‘Supporting Places of Work: Incubators, Accelerators and Co-Working Spaces’
Prepared on behalf of the Greater London Authority by URS, Gort Scott, Ramidus Consulting & #1 Seed (2014)

‘What Makes a High Street?’
The Unlimited Edition (10th November 2011), Issue 3

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Gort Scott
55 Leroy Street
London SE1 4SN

T +44 (0)20 7254 6294

Please submit your CV and samples of your work to joinus@gortscott.com

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