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Scott Cryer



  • Architecture
  • Museums
  • Performing Arts
  • Senior Associate
Scott Cryer
  • Senior Associate

“I’m deeply honored to design spaces where people can create and grow, and help communities develop facilities that are beautiful, flexible, and useful for generations to come.”

As a Cultural+Performing Arts Studio leader in Washington, D.C., Scott heads a team of designers who create transformative spaces for communities across the country. He is a firm believer in an integrated approach to design that includes diverse voices and disciplines. Scott engages in all aspects of a project, from early client engagement through technical documentation and construction administration. In addition to his design and construction knowledge, his focus on empathy for all stakeholders helps build strong relationships that last long after a project is complete.

“For me, there’s nothing more interesting than designing a cultural arts facility – achieving a solution that provides patrons with spatial delight, memorable experiences, great sightlines and natural light, exceptional acoustic performance, and physical comfort – all while balancing the intricate and technical requirements of the building type that optimize building systems’ performance. It’s an ever-evolving puzzle.”

Scott’s work includes the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown; the 2018 AIA COTE Top Ten award-winning Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and the renovation of John Eberson’s historic Tampa Theatre. He has also led higher education projects for Virginia Tech, Northwestern University, and Garrett College.

Scott was a founder and co-chair of AIA Chicago’s Community Interface Committee, an organization that seeks to strengthen the link between architects and the greater community. He is a proponent of mentoring students, and volunteers for Washington Architecture Foundation’s Architecture in the Schools program. Scott regularly advocates on behalf of arts and architecture at the state and national level for AIA and the Virginia Association of Museums.

Scott's Projects