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Scott Wall, RA


School of Architecture

Scott Wall. is a registered architect, author, artist, and teacher. He has practiced professionally in Houston, New Orleans, and Knoxville, Tennessee, and has taught in architecture programs at Rice University, Georgia Tech, Tulane University, and the University of Tennessee. Educated at Davidson College (B.A. European History), the University of Tennessee (B. Arch.), and Rice University (M. Arch.). Over his career has explored issues of design pedagogy through the design studio. and through many years of involvement in ACSA, as well as of the Conference on Beginning Design. Professor Wall has taught across both undergraduate and graduate curricula at Tennessee and served as Director of the School of Architecture from 2009-2014. He teaches the School of Architecture’s lecture course for non-majors, seeking the balance between architecture’s role in shaping culture and the impact of culture on architecture. His research and creative work centers on investigations of space, time and experience. His research currently focuses on Finnish architecture and design culture.  As a Fulbright Fellow in Finland in 2003, and in subsequent summers spent as the Residency Director of the College’s Finland Summer Architecture Institute in Helsinki, he has used the time to attempt to capture the fleeting impressions of the qualities of light, form, and material in the landscapes of Finnish culture.

He continues to be a fascinated participant in the design potential of both the pragmatic and the poetic experiences of everyday life.

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  • M.S. Arch., Rice University, 1988
  • M. Arch., Rice University, 1988
  • B. Arch., University of Tennessee, 1983
  • B.A., History, Davidson College, 1980