Lawrence Scarpa, FAIA

Adjunct Professor

BD and M.Arch, University of Florida

Lawrence Scarpa has garnered international acclaim for the creative use of conventional materials in unique and unexpected ways. He is also considered a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainable design. Mr. Scarpa’s firm BROOKS + SCARPA has received more than 50 major design awards, notably 22 National AIA Awards, including the 2017 National American Institute of Architects Collaborative Achievement Award, 2017 AIA Gold Medal from the Los Angeles chapter, the 2016 AIA California Council Lifetime Achievement Award, 2014 Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Award in Architecture, the 2010 National and State of California AIA Architecture Firm Award, six national AIA Committee on the Environment “Top Ten Green Building” awards, Architectural Record 'Record Houses' and 'Record Interiors' and the Rudy Bruner Prize. He has been also been a finalist for the World Habitat Award. In 2009 he received The Lifetime Achie­vement Award from Interior Design Magazine. He has taught and lectured at the university level at numerous schools including the 2012 Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He was also the 2009 E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor, the 2008 Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor at Washington University, the 2007 Eliel Saarinen Visiting Professor at the Alfred Taubman College of Architecture at the University of Michigan, 2005 University of Michigan Max Fisher Visiting Fellow, and 2004 Freidman Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He has taught at numerous other higher education instutions worldwide.

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    Architectural Design IV
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