As the leading multifamily innovator and architecture firm in North America, we rely on our incredible team of designers to do more than create communities around the world for clients– they champion projects through to completion. As a Project Architect in our Dallas office, Scott Hunter is responsible for the successful planning, execution and closure of HPA Urban designs assigned to his team. Scott manages many groundbreaking urban-focused plans across the country all the while maintaining successful relationships with clients, city officials and contractors.
Let’s get to know Scott outside (and inside) the office and see what makes him a true icon of #HumphreysHeroes culture:
- Who is your favorite architect and how do they inspire your work at HPA?
I cannot say there is one singular influence on my work — I pull inspiration for my work at HPA from different architects with varying styles. Recently, I have been enjoying the works of Williams & Tsien. Their knowledge of materials, interactions between shadow and light and scale of volume is expertly crafted.
- What inspires you outside of the office?
Woodwork is one of my favorite pastimes. I just recently built a desk and I am currently working on shelving units for my home office and living room.
- If you could drop everything and travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Back to Europe – it has been too long since I have been back. Germany, Berlin specifically, and Scotland would be my top two choices to visit.
- What is your Alma Mater?
My undergraduate and graduate degree are from Louisiana Tech University. Go dawgs! I studied in their architecture program for both of my degrees. Humblebrag: I had the second highest GPA in my master’s program.
- If you were not an architect, what would you be doing?
I would be building furniture no questions asked! With excellent craftsmanship and design, furniture can be timeless. With all the easily disposable Ikea furniture around today, it is fulfilling to create pieces that can be kept and passed down.
- What is the best book you have read recently?
I recently finished the unabridged biography on the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He is famous for his writings on Christianity and for being an anti-Nazi dissident in Germany during WW2. Learning about his life as a pastor during WW2 and dedication to his spiritual convictions in a time of adversity has been fascinating.
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