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. In 2022 Mr. Scarpa received the National American Institute of Architects Gold Medal, the institute's most prestigious honor. He is also the recipient of the 2024 ACSA Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal. In addition, he has received more than 200 major design awards including twenty-nine National AIA Awards, Architect Magazine’s Progressive Architecture and R+D awards, the HIVE 50 Innovator Award, National AIA Collaborative Achievement Award, AIA Los Angeles Chapter Gold Medal, Architect Magazine’s Top 50 Architecture Firms (ranked 2nd, 4th and 9th respectively), AIA California Council Lifetime Achievement Award, Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Record Houses, Record Interiors, Rudy Bruner Prize, six AIA COTE “Top Ten Green Building” Awards and was a finalist for the World Habitat Award, one of ten firms selected worldwide. His work has been exhibited internationally including the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, MOCA Los Angeles, A+D Museum and the Smithsonian Museum. In addition, Interior Design Magazine honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. His firm Brooks + Scarpa was awarded the National and State of California Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects.

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