Architect Jeff Scott has taken up the challenge of designing for Joseph and his family who live in Angier, NC. On May 16, 2011, a serious car accident left Joe with a traumatic brain injury and paralysis from waist down due to a spinal cord injury. Joseph and his wife have two sons, a four year old and one year old. His home needs an accessible bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. All the doorways have to be widened to allow him the freedom to independently perform daily tasks and spend his time with his family in a supportive environment.
Jeffrey Scott, Assoc. AIA is of BAM Architecture Studio a firm with offices in North Carolina and New York and California www.bam-studio.com. He has worked in the architectural profession for over ten-years. His background in residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional building types has taught him the value of diversity in practice. He says “ Past experiences in community design, historical renovation, and academic research have also given me the ability to expand my knowledge in alternative forms of thinking and design. In particular, my interest in community projects at the local level has enhanced my understanding of architecture as a social art. By enhancing quality-of-life at a small-scale through design, there is the possibility that architecture can have a subtle, yet persistent effect on people’s lives; This is a strong impetus in the way that I live and work”.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Master of Architecture from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects, Habitat for Humanity, and Preservation NC. Currently, he is actively pursuing an interest in local revitalization efforts in Durham, NC.
Louis B. Smith, AIA, NCARB
Louis Smith is the principal of Mircotecture founded in 2006. The firm’s approach to design is non-traditional and focuses heavily on exploring the cultural values of the client. This emphasis on cultural meaning has developed into a philosophy called ‘Poetic Architecture”. Louis has a Masters in Architecture from Lawrence Institute of Technology. NCARB certified, Louis is a registered architect licensed in both Michigan and North Carolina. He has published and lectured extensively. He served as a national leader in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), where he sought to strengthen and recognize the performance of architects designing small projects. Please see the firm’s website at http://www.smallprojectsbigideas.com
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