FERGUS SCOTT ARCHITECTS

 

PRACTICE

Fergus Scott Architects is a Sydney based practice.

 

Our work is reflective of each client, and responds specifically to each site, and its own particular nature.

 

Our buildings are operable and engage with their surroundings-harnessing passive solar and thermal principles for efficiency and to further creative parameters.

 

Ensuring continuity and refinement from the schematic drawing to the as - built detail is central to our process, and it is informed by our appreciation of the value and nature of materials.

 

In addition to central and suburban Sydney, buildings have been completed throughout regional NSW.

 

Awards include the 2003 and 2012 AIA Wilkinson Award for outstanding residential architecture.

 

Our recent projects would not have been realised without the talents of Caryn McCarthy, Richard Smith, and Linda Wainwright.

 

"Fergus Scott's design went beyond being a house. Of course it functioned exquisitely and it was beautiful looking but it took you into an area - its going to sound bizarre - of dreams." Professor Tom Heneghan

 

"We have a universal responsibility toward the welfare of mankind. An Architect must learn to "nurture'' through their work otherwise it is empty. One is nurtured according to faith. the most fundamental being nature itself. Nature of humankind, nature of place. For a building to connect one with nature is a grace beyond comprehension: it is grace itself.

 

Fergus's home for Sandy on the tip of land overlooking the Southern Pacific takes us to places otherwise dormant in our soul: places that are natural, inspirational but above all of a serenity that allows nature to surface. Through this surfacing we find ourselves'' Peter Stutchbury FRAIA

 

 

 

PEOPLE

FERGUS SCOTT

 

After graduating from The University of Sydney, Fergus worked for Peter Stutchbury between 1992 and 2000 on a wide range of projects. These included residential works, the Olympic Archery Pavilion, and several major faculty buildings at the University of Newcastle awarded for their innovative passive solar and thermal design.

 

At this time he also worked on desert buildings for Rick Joy Architects in Tucson, Arizona, and studied in detail the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the Mayan and Aztec architecture of Central America.

 

Fergus established his practice in 2000 and it has since built a well-recognised and published portfolio with selected projects featured on the website.

 

Since 2010, Fergus has tutored design in Professor Glenn Murcutt's regional studio at the University of New South Wales. He has been a guest tutor at the Architecture Foundation Australia and has lectured at the University of Newcastle. He has written for Houses Magazine and was the NSW AIA awards residential jury chair in 2015.

 

Fergus has been a registered architect in NSW since 1996 (reg. no. 6086), and a member of the Australian Institute of Architects since 2001.

 

 

 

CARYN MCCARTHY - associate

 

Caryn joined the practice in 2004 and has made a continuous and invaluable contribution to the work.  Her breadth of experience has enabled her to assume the role of design, documentation, and project architect and she is highly respected by our clients and builders.

 

Caryn graduated from The University of Sydney in 2002 and is a registered architect. In addition, she has her own portfolio of high quality residential work.

 

Prior to joining the practice, she worked for Peter Stutchbury Architecture, Rick Joy Architects in Tucson (2003) and AT103 and TEN Arquitectos in Mexico City where she studied the work of Luis Barragan.

 

 

AWARDS

 THE FARM

2016

NSW AIA Residential Architecture Award

QUORROBOLONG HOUSE

2015

Houses Awards Shortlist. House over 200 sq m.

2014

HIA Hunter Region Awards Winner

CLIFF FACE HOUSE

2012

NSW AIA Wilkinson Award for residential architecture

AIA National Award for residential architecture

Australian Timber Design Awards. Winner Residential Class 1.

Australian Timber Design Awards. Best Central Region.

MBA Excellence in Housing Award

HIA Awards Winner

Houses Awards High Commendation. House over 200 sq m.

SOUTHERN HOUSE

2011

Houses Awards High Commendation. House over 200 sq m.

TOUMBAAL PLAINS HOUSE

2003

NSW RAIA Wilkinson Award for outstanding residential architecture

RAIA National Commendation for outstanding residential architecture