About

Founded in 2007 by Jay Gort and Fiona Scott, Gort Scott is an architecture and urban design practice with a focus on how buildings and places create healthy environments for better connections between people, now and for the future.

We are committed to reducing our industry’s contribution to the dual crises of climate and biodiversity, working collaboratively to realise clients’ ambitions for regenerative, circular, and low carbon designs. We are attuned to working and thinking at different scales, from one-off houses to planning pieces of city, drawing out social and sustainable opportunities in each.

We work on commercial, education, cultural and residential buildings as well as public realm and urban masterplans. We are recognised for our urban research, which informs the practice’s design work.

Gort Scott brings a tenacity to the development of clear concepts under conditions of complexity. We are skilled at negotiating with multiple stakeholders for complex client bodies and working with a wide range of specialists to deliver our projects. Our design process draws on in-depth consultation – finding richness in existing contexts to develop characterful and innovative responses – coupled with a commitment to direct and lasting relationships with clients.

We strive to make highly sustainable buildings and plans that will support the circular economy and evolve with future ways of living, working and learning. We prioritise the retrofit of existing buildings and have a deep care for historic fabric, learning from its layout and construction.

Gort Scott is a Certified B Corporation. As a B Corp architecture practice, we’re part of a global community of businesses that meet high standards of social and environmental impact.

We recognise the link between equality and quality, both in our practice and in the projects that we design. We focus our actions on issues of under-representation in our profession. At our self-built Bermondsey studio, we have grown to an international and gender-diverse community of over 30 members. We are members of the London Practice Forum, Architects Declare and Londonon, collectives for collaboration, research, and knowledge-exchange.

People

Director

Director

Technical Director

Associate Director

Associate

Associate

Associate

Associate — Environmental Action Group Lead

Associate — Heritage conservation lead

Architect

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Practice Manager

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Architectural Assistant

BIM Coordinator

Architectural Assistant

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Architect

Architect and Sustainable Design Lead

Studio Assistant

Architect

Clients

  • Acne Studios
  • Anthropologie
  • Argent
  • Bergen Municipality
  • Better Bankside
  • BlackRock
  • Brick by Brick
  • Cadillac Fairview
  • Cambridge Cat Clinic
  • Cambridge City Council
  • City of London Corporation
  • Countryside
  • Criterion Capital
  • Design for London
  • Dorrington
  • Dorrington London Flats Limited
  • Gleeds
  • Goodrich Community Primary School
  • Greater London Authority
  • Hadley Property Group
  • Hav Eiendom
  • Jesus College, Cambridge
  • KIN
  • Landsec
  • Lendlease
  • LLDC
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Brent
  • London Borough of Camden
  • London Borough of Ealing
  • London Borough of Haringey
  • London Borough of Harrow
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Merton
  • London Borough of Southwark
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • London Development Agency
  • London Square
  • Mayor of London
  • Moda
  • New College, Oxford
  • One Housing
  • One Properties Ltd
  • OPDC
  • Oxford & London Property Group
  • Oxford City Council
  • Paragon Asra Housing
  • Peabody
  • Pocket Living
  • Quintain
  • Resam HbV
  • RIBA
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • Royal Mail Group
  • St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
  • St Hilda’s College, Oxford
  • St William
  • Stanhope
  • Tallin Architecture Biennale
  • The Knight Pub Company
  • The London Cat Clinic
  • The Silvertown Partnership
  • Thomas White Oxford
  • Transport for London
  • URS
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Wallpaper* magazine
  • Workspace

Awards

2024

Central Parade (Phase 2)

  • Waltham Forest Design Award 2024 — Shortlisted (tba)

Forest Road

  • Brick Awards 2024: Medium Housing Development — Shortlisted

Oxford North

  • The Pineapples 2024: Future Place — Shortlisted

St Catharine’s Cambridge

  • RIBA East Award 2024 — Shortlisted

Three Mills Studios

  • Planning Awards 2024: Best Use of Heritage in Placemaking — Shortlisted
  • The Pineapples 2024: Creative Retrofit — Winner

Unity Place

  • British Homes Awards 2024: Affordable Housing — Shortlisted
  • The Pineapples 2024: Place of the Year  — Shortlisted 
  • RIBA London Award 2024: Regional — Winner 

Waltham Forest Town Hall & Assembly Hall

General

  • Waltham Forest Design Award 2024 — Shortlisted (tba)
  • Sela-Jaymes Taylor (Gort Scott Associate) — Shortlisted for The MJ Long Prize 2024 for Excellence in Practice

2023

St Catharine’s Cambridge

  • BD Awards 2023: Refurbishment Architect of the Year
  • Greater Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2023: Best Conservation, Alteration, or Extension of an Existing Building; David Mackay Award for Engineering and Sustainability — Commended

St Hilda’s Oxford

  • RIBA South Award 2023 — Winner
  • Civic Trust Awards 2023 — Winner
  • 14th ArchDaily Building of the Year Awards 2023: Educational Architecture — Nominated

Three Mills Studios

  • BD Awards 2023: Refurbishment Architect of the Year

Unity Place

  • Brent Design Awards 2023 — Winner
  • Civic Trust Awards 2023 — Commended

Waltham Forest Town Hall & Assembly Hall

  • RIBA London Award 2023 — Winner
  • Civic Trust Awards 2023 — Winner

General

2022

Nea Paphos

  • Architectural Review’s Future Projects Award 2023 — Winner

St Hilda’s Oxford

  • Building Awards 2022: Project of the Year — Shortlisted
  • AJ Awards 2022: Higher Education under £20m — Shortlisted
  • BD Awards 2022: Higher Education Architect of the Year — Shortlisted
  • Brick Awards 2022: Educational Building — Commended
  • Education Estates Awards 2022: Inclusive Learning Spaces for All — Shortlisted
  • RICS Awards 2022: Education — Shortlisted

The Rock

Three Mills Studios

  • BD Awards 2022: Refurbishment Architect of the Year — Shortlisted

Unity Place

  • NLA Awards 2022: Housing — Shortlisted
  • Building Awards 2022: Housing Project of the Year — Shortlisted 
  • AJ Awards 2022: Housing — Shortlisted
  • World Architecture Festival Awards 2022: Best Housing of the Year — Shortlisted
  • British Home Awards 2022: Best Housing Partnership — Shortlisted
  • Housing Design Awards 2022 — Shortlisted

Waltham Forest Town Hall & Assembly Hall

  • Pineapple Awards 2022: Creative Retrofit — Shortlisted

Waltham Forest Town Hall Masterplan

  • NLA Awards 2022: Mixed-Use Category — Shortlisted
  • Pineapple Awards 2022: Future Place — Shortlisted

General

  • Archiboo Awards 2022: Best Use of Social Media

2021

Gainsford Road

St Hilda’s Oxford

  • Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) 2021: New Building Award

Waltham Forest Town Hall & Assembly Hall

General

2020

The Rock

General

2019

51 Hills Road

Gainsford Road

  • Brick Awards 2019 — Shortlisted
  • NLA Awards 2019: Mayor’s Prize — Shortlisted
  • NLA Awards 2019: Housing — Shortlisted
  • RICS London Awards 2019 — Shortlisted

The Magistrates

  • NLA Awards 2019: Mixed-Use — Shortlisted
  • NLA Awards 2019: Public Spaces — Shortlisted
  • RICS London Awards 2019 — Shortlisted
  • RIBA London Award 2019 — Shortlisted
  • RIBAJ MacEwen Award 2019 — Shortlisted

General

2018

Central Parade (Phase 1)

Connecting Colliers Wood

  • NLA Awards 2018: Public Spaces — Commended

Gainsford Road

  • AJ Housing Project of the Year 2018 — Shortlisted

General

2017

51 Hills Road

Brixton Market

Central Parade (Phase 1)

  • NLA Awards 2017: Mayor’s Prize — Winner
  • NLA Awards 2017: Meanwhile — Commended
  • Waltham Forest Design Awards 2017 — Winner

The London Cat Clinic

General

  • NLA Awards 2017: Public Spaces — Shortlisted

2016

51 Hills Road

  • Brick Awards 2016 — Winner
  • RICS National Awards 2016 — Commendation
  • BCO National Awards 2016 — Commendation
  • BCO Regional Awards 2016 — Winner
  • RIBA National Award 2016 — Winner
  • RICS Awards 2016: East of England — Winner
  • RIBA East Award 2016 — Winner
  • Cambridge Design and Construction Awards 2016 — Commended
  • BD Awards 2016: Sustainability Architect of the Year — Shortlisted

Cricklewood

  • BD Awards 2016: Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year — Shortlisted

London Bankside

  • BD Awards 2016: Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year — Shortlisted

General

  • BD Young Architect of the Year 2016 — Shortlisted

2013

General

Publications