Interior Design Magazine announced IwamotoScott—led by College of Environmental Design Professor of Architecture Lisa Iwamoto and Joseph Esherick Visiting Professor of Practice Craig Scott— as one of the honorees of its 34th annual Hall of Fame (HoF) Awards in late August. Selected by editor in chief Cindy Allen and a nominating committee of previous HoF members, this year’s inductees also include Marcel Wanders, Patrick Tighe of Tighe Architecture, and Kengo Kuma of Kengo Kuma and Associates.
“This year’s Hall of Fame inductees have the uncanny ability to push beyond, and their talent is matched only by a desire to create the new and the next,” says Allen. “Their collective work is also grounded in a deep sense of humanity, that has impacted their clients, communities, and the greater world.”
Iwamoto and Scott founded IwamotoScott, an award-winning and internationally recognized architecture practice, in 2002 in San Francisco. The firm creates innovative designs at all scales, with work spanning art installations, workplaces, buildings, and visionary cities. Educators at heart, both Iwamoto and Scott have taught throughout their careers.
Both Iwamoto and Scott received Master of Architecture degrees from Harvard University. Iwamoto is currently a professor of architecture at CED, where she was named the inaugural Doris and Clarence Malo Collegium Teaching Chair in Design, and where her design research concentrates on the perceptual performance of material and digital fabrication techniques. Scott is a professor of architecture at California College of the Arts, where his teaching focus is on advanced studios, core studios, and architectural analysis.
Hosted by Allen, the awarding will take place at the River Pavilion in the I.M. Pei & Partners–designed Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on November 29.
Read more about the awards here.