About Richard Scott



Born Hull, UK, 7/1/1967

Richard Scott is an artist, public art curator and architect based in the UK.

He graduated with distinction from the Bartlett (UCL) and Sci-Arc (Los Angeles) in 1993. He worked at Cornell University in New York with Andrew Zago and for Will Alsop in London and Moscow in the ’90’s.

Formed by Richard in ’96, Surface won 1st Prize in the Shinkenchiku-Sha Design Award in Japan that year. ‘Aquaphilia’ was their ‘Ideal Room’ at The RIBA in ’97. Richard has taught at the Bartlett (UCL), the Architecture Association (AA), Brighton, Leeds Met and UCA, Canterbury.

In 2000 Surface won 1st Prize in the competition for Razorfish HQ, London and designed the South Eastern European University (SEEU) in Tetovo, Macedonia.

Surface was twice runner up for the Young Architect of the Year Award (’04, ’05) and in the ‘40under40’ Exhibition at the V&A, London, ’05.

Buildings for London University brought worldwide attention, receiving RIBA Awards for the Lock-keeper’s Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University and the Centre for Film & Media at Birkbeck University.

Kevin McCloud, of Channel 4‘s ‘Grand Designs’, described Surface as ‘canned energy, fit to burst‘.

Surface designed the Way-finding structures for the 2012 London Olympic Park, winning the Sign Design Society Grand Prix Award, ’13.

Richard was master-planner for Hull’s Fruit Market Regeneration, featuring prominently in the UK City of Culture 2017.

He was also the Design Champion for Hull’s £400M BSF programme, involving 16 school buildings. Kingswood Academy, where he collaborated with AHMM, won RIBA Awards and was short-listed for the World Architecture Festival Awards in ’13.

Richard is currently Resident Artist for Telefonica in Barcelona, public art curator for BarrattLondon in Camden and Harrow and an International Board member and designer of a school in Bermuda.

His art was exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (’12, ’14, & ’15). He was part of the ‘EUMake Process’ Exhibition in Shanghai PRC and has had solo shows in London and Bucharest.