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 the setting for connections between people.

We are attuned to working and thinking at different scales, from one-off houses to planning pieces of city. 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 buildings and plans that will have a long life and evolve with future ways of living, working and learning. Some of our projects involve adapting existing buildings and we have a profound 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 community of over 30 members within a gender-diverse team. We are members of the London Practice Forum and Londonon, collectives for collaboration, research and knowledge-exchange.

People

Director

Director

Technical Director

Associate Director

Associate

Associate

Architect

Architect

Senior Architect

Practice Manager

Senior Architect

Architect

Architect

Architect

Communications and Bid Manager

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Communications and Bid Assistant

Architectural Assistant

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Senior Architect

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Architect

Architect

Architectural Assistant

Architect, Urban Designer and Engagement Lead

Senior Architect

Architectural Assistant

Clients

  • Acne Studios
  • Anthropologie
  • BlackRock
  • Brick by Brick
  • Cambridge Cat Clinic
  • Cambridge City Council
  • City of London Corporation
  • Countryside
  • Criterion Capital
  • Design for London
  • Gleeds
  • Goodrich Community Primary School
  • Greater London Authority
  • Hadley Property Group
  • Harlington Community School
  • Jesus College, Cambridge
  • KIN
  • 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, University of Oxford
  • Oxford City Council
  • Paragon Asra
  • Peabody
  • Pocket Living
  • Qatari Diar
  • Quintain
  • Resam HbV
  • RIBA
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Mail Group
  • St Catharine’s College, Cambridge
  • St Hilda’s College, Oxford
  • St.Williams
  • Stanhope
  • The Hall School, Hampstead
  • The Knight Pub Company
  • The London Cat Clinic
  • Transport for London
  • URS
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Wallpaper* magazine
  • Workspace

Awards

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

  • RICS London Awards, Shortlisted
  • RIBA London Awards, Shortlisted
  • RIBAJ MacEwen Award, Shortlisted

General

  • New London Awards Public Spaces, Shortlisted
  • New London Awards Mixed-Use, Shortlisted

2018

Central Parade (Phase 1)

Connecting Colliers Wood

  • NLA Public Spaces, 2018, Commendation

Gainsford Road

  • AJ Housing Project of the Year, Shortlisted

General

  • New London Awards Public Spaces, Commendation

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

General

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

2013

General

Talks & Events

Talks

Events