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.

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

Practice Manager

Architect

Studio Assistant

Architect

Architect

Communications and Bid Manager

Project Architect, Placemaking and Engagement Lead

Architect

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Architectural Assistant and Sustainable Design Coordinator

Architect

Architect

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Architect

Architect and Sustainable Design Leader

Architectural Assistant

Architectural Assistant

Clients

  • Acne Studios
  • Anthropologie
  • Better Bankside
  • BlackRock
  • Brick by Brick
  • Cambridge Cat Clinic
  • Cambridge City Council
  • City of London Corporation
  • Countryside
  • Criterion Capital
  • Design for London
  • Dorrington
  • Gleeds
  • Goodrich Community Primary School
  • Greater London Authority
  • Hadley Property Group
  • Jesus College, Cambridge
  • KIN
  • Landsec
  • Lendlease
  • LLDC
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Brent
  • 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
  • OPDC
  • Oxford City Council
  • Paragon Asra
  • Peabody
  • Pocket Living
  • Quintain
  • Resam HbV
  • RIBA
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Mail Group
  • St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
  • St Hilda’s College, Oxford
  • St William
  • Stanhope
  • The Knight Pub Company
  • The London Cat Clinic
  • Transport for London
  • URS
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Wallpaper* magazine
  • Workspace

Awards

2022

St Hilda’s Oxford

  • BD Awards — Higher Education Architect of the Year, shortlisted
  • Brick Awards — Educational Building category, shortlisted
  • Education Estates Awards — Inclusive Learning Spaces for All, shortlisted
  • RICS Awards — Education, shortlisted

The Rock

Three Mills Studios

  • BD Awards — Refurbishment Architect of the Year, shortlisted

Unity Place

  • World Architecture Festival Awards — Best Housing of the Year, shortlisted
  • British Home Awards — Best Housing Partnership, shortlisted
  • Housing Design Awards, shortlisted

Waltham Forest Town Hall & Assembly Hall

  • Pineapple Awards — Creative Retrofit, shortlisted

Waltham Forest Town Hall Masterplan

  • Pineapple Awards — Future Place, shortlisted

General

2021

Gainsford Road

St Hilda’s Oxford

  • Oxford Preservation Trust (OPT) New Building Award

Waltham Forest Town Hall & Assembly Hall

General

2020

The Rock

General

2019

51 Hills Road

Gainsford Road

  • Brick Awards, Shortlisted
  • New London Awards Mayor’s Prize, Shortlisted
  • New London Awards Housing, Shortlisted
  • RICS London Awards, Shortlisted

The Magistrates

  • New London Awards Mixed-Use, Shortlisted
  • New London Awards Public Spaces, Shortlisted
  • RICS London Awards, Shortlisted
  • RIBA London Awards, Shortlisted
  • RIBAJ MacEwen Award, Shortlisted

General

2018

Central Parade (Phase 1)

Connecting Colliers Wood

  • NLA Public Spaces, Commendation

Gainsford Road

  • AJ Housing Project of the Year, Shortlisted

General

2017

51 Hills Road

Brixton Market

Central Parade (Phase 1)

  • New London Awards Mayor’s Prize, Winner
  • New London Awards Meanwhile, Commendation
  • Waltham Forest Design Awards, Winner

The London Cat Clinic

General

  • New London Awards Public Spaces, Shortlisted

2016

51 Hills Road

  • Brick Awards, Winner
  • RICS National Awards, Commendation
  • BCO National Awards, Commendation
  • BCO Regional Awards, Winner
  • RIBA National Awards, Winner
  • RICS East of England Awards, Winner
  • RIBA East Awards, Winner
  • Cambridge Design and Construction Awards, Commendation
  • BD Sustainability Architect of the Year, Shortlisted

Cricklewood

  • BD Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year, Shortlisted

London Bankside

  • BD Masterplanning and Public Realm Architect of the Year, Shortlisted

General

  • BD Young Architect of the Year, Shortlisted

2013

General

Publications