”Architecture is not just an object but also a process and an experience between the place, its context, its creators, and those in that space. Creating architecture is a uniquely social and multi-faceted process – I see the engagement with a diverse team of users, owners, regulators, specialists, and contractors as an opportunity to reinforce relationships. Design tells clearly the story of how we see our future. The owner’s values, architects’ vision, trades’ skill, schedule’s demands, project’s budget, site’s circumstances, society’s structure, and technology’s state are all balanced into a singular expression. Through architecture, I hope to change your perspective. As in my amateur photography - where I find beauty in the mundane by adjusting my position, trapping a fleeting juxtaposition, or cropping the extraneous to isolate a statement - in designing space I translate your needs and values into form. With good design, ordinary places quietly inspire the advance of humanity.”
— Scott D.Q. Knudson
Since 1998 I have had the pleasure of improving lives through multiple roles at Wiencek + Associates, with a focus on the early phases of the project. I thrive on finding creative solutions to complex architectural challenges; solutions that that also get Wiencek’s clients excited. For example, I seek to bring the local food movement to affordable housing by creating agricultural opportunities in areas where healthy foods are harder to come by.
More About Scott
Prior to joining Wiencek + Associates, Scott worked as a project manager for DBI Architects in Washington, D.C. where he focused primarily on commercial tenant fit-outs. This position taught him the value of time as he learned how to get a set of designs and documents out the door quickly and accurately. At The Potomac Group in Georgetown, specializing in museums, zoos, and experiential learning environments, he learned the creative aspect of architecture. Scott then strengthened his technical and management skills at Bernard Johnson Young (BJY) designing complex federal facilities such as laboratories and masterplans. Scott is active in the Potomac Valley Chapter of AIA and serves as its President. He has been a featured speaker at DesignDC, a mentor in the ACE program, and attended Virginia Tech, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture.