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Scott Lawrence

Scott Lawrence

Assistant Professor


AAS 311D



Mailing Address

Architecture Program
College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451
Moscow, ID 83844-2451

Scott Lawrence is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Idaho, where he is leading the program's Design-Build Initiatives. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado Denver, and Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a founding partner of the architectural practice Nguyen Lawrence, which has been recognized for its work in restaurant design. He is also the co-founder of the not-for-profit educational organization, Immersion Workshop.

Professor Lawrence’s academic research is focused on critical questions surrounding the context(s) of architecture, design-build as a means of critical inquiry, and hospitality design.

Master of Architecture, University of Colorado, Denver, 2009

Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2006

AIA Small Project Practitioners Journal - Volume 63
Lawrence, Scott. “Immersion Workshop”

Szita, Jane. “Cabins in the Woods”
Mark Magazine - Issue 65: pp 150-159.

Zawistowski, Keith and Marie. “Colorado Building Workshop”
D’ A Magazine - December 2016/ January 2017: pp 97-99.

Edelson, Zachary. “My Side of the Mountain”
Dwell Magazine - December 2015/ January 2016

Keaton, Charlie. The Biggest Little Cabins
Modern in Denver Magazine - Spring 2016 Issue: pp 144-151.

McKnight, Jenna. “Colorado Architecture Students Design Rugged Micro-cabins For
Outward Bound” -

Architizer: A+ Awards 2016, Phaidon. 2016

For the Colorado Outward Bound Cabins:

  • 2017 AIA National Small Projects Award – American Institute of Architects
  • 2016 Architizer A+ Award – Jury Winner
  • 2015 Built Project of the Year – AIA Colorado Young Architects Awards
  • 2015 ACSA Design Build Award – With Rick Sommerfeld and JD Signom
  • 2015 Honor Award for Built Architecture – AIA Colorado
  • 2015 Citation Award for Built Architecture – AIA Denver
  • 2012 Honorable Mention, Instructor of the Year – AIA Colorado Young Architects Awards
  • 2011 Instructor of the Year – AIAS Boulder


Architecture Program

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451 Moscow, ID 83844-2451

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428

Urban Design Center

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center