Scott Adams

BPS Arch (Hons) MUD (Dist) MArach (Dist)

Senior Associate, Senior Designer

Scott is a Senior Associate at HTA with over 15 years’ of expertise in large scale urban design, strategic planning and regeneration projects. He joined the firm in 2014 and focuses on pre-planning projects and bids, where he excels in developing a placemaking approach for the site and its wider context.

Prior to joining HTA, Scott has held significant public and private sector roles. He co-founded Urban Design Skills in 2007, an award-winning central London practice where he led the development of best practice urban design policy and guidance; contributed to nationally-significant design training programmes; and developed a range of city and town scale visions and public realm-led masterplans. Following the award of the Australian Government’s prestigious Endeavour Executive Fellowship in 2012, Scott led the overall vision for Fisherman’s bend, Melbourne’s new city centre, whilst working for the City of Melbourne’s City Design division.

Scott has contributed to a number of significant projects at HTA. He led the overall urban design and masterplanning for the successful Rochester Riverside bid. The project is currently being delivered based on the overall urban structure Scott developed to reconnect the historic town centre with its riverfront. The masterplan will deliver 1400 new homes with a range of mixed commercial, community and educational uses set within a network of urban spaces.

Based on this initial work, Scott is now leading overall concept and design guidance for the Corporation Street Masterplan and Chatham Intra design brief. Both areas are located adjacent to Rochester Riverside.  

He has also contributed to the overall concept, layout and underlying principles for the Camberwell Union, which has recently been submitted for Planning. The project re-purposes a defunct industrial estate into a vibrant mixed use quarter aiming to foster small scale creative businesses whilst also acting as a catalyst for adjacent regeneration. The project will also deliver 500 new homes.

Scott contributes to the firm’s innovation projects, such as Supurbia, which aims to demonstrate how London’s outer suburbs can be intensified whilst creating enhanced neighbourhoods with thriving high streets with a more diversified housing offer.

His role also extends into developing the firm’s portfolio of public realm-led masterplans and place plans whilst working with the Architecture, Landscape and Planning teams.

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