Kathy Scott

Partner, AIA, LEED AP
“Architecture has the capacity to elevate our daily lives, and when we spend time in buildings well-suited to their site, climate, and the activities within, our lives are less encumbered and we can enjoy the beauty around us.”

After growing up on Long Island, Kathy was awakened to architecture’s potential during her time at Rice University where she earned her Bachelor of Architecture in 1993. During her years in Houston, Kathy regularly visited Renzo Piano’s Menil Collection, drawn by the building’s quiet contextualism, simplicity and inventive use of natural light. She was equally impressed by Piano’s collaborative approach with master craftsmen and has since sought out similar relationships on projects, such as the Wilderness Cabin, Quintessa Residence, and Big Wood River Residence since joining Walker Warner Architects in 1995.

As a Principal, Kathy mentors teams in the use of good processes to achieve the highest quality of work. She ensures that all projects are successful in balancing clients’ goals in terms of budget, schedule and design. She also leads the design process on several projects of her own. Kathy believes that the best work results when designs evolve in a thoroughly considered and deliberate manner.

Kathy has spent many years supporting education in San Francisco’s public schools and has worked with a variety of students on architecture-related projects. She also spent three years as a board member at Creative Arts Charter School, a public elementary and middle school that focuses on arts-integrated education. Kathy enjoys soccer and hiking in her spare time. She lives with her family and Golden Retriever, Cedar, in San Francisco’s Mission District.


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