Doug Scott was very gracious and shared quite a few images with us, many of which you will find with the post outlining Doug Scott’s career (view post here).
Here are a few additional images from Doug Scott’s portfolio.
One would often assume that a UNL College of Architecture graduate would pursue a career in architecture, but we recently discovered a graduate from 1971, whose career took an interesting and notable turn. After graduation, Douglass Scott started in the traditional practice of architecture, but quickly saw his gift in graphic design. Through his 45-year career as a graphic artist, creative director and esteemed educator at numerous east coast universities, he’s developed an incredible portfolio. We asked him to share his distinguished resume with us. Continue reading
In 2009, former Architectural Foundation of Nebraska (AFN) President Bryce Hastings, AIA recommended the AFN create an award to recognize individuals outside the profession of architecture for their activities and accomplishments in the areas of professional life, which have notably contributed to the advancement of architecture.
One often thinks of the client as being the one who may inspire an architect to greatness in design. However, there are others who bring unique skills and processes that can challenge, motivate and shift the paradigms to architectural significance.
The Distinguished Commitment to Architecture Award has now been conferred to three individuals since 2010 – Connie Spellman of Omaha, James P. Abel of Lincoln, and Larry Glazier of Grand Island. Three individuals with three very different abilities to improve the built environment and quality of architecture.
Connie Spellman (2010) – the founding director of Omaha By Design, a civic planning organization dedicated to the development, implementation and monitoring of urban design and environmental public policy in Omaha’s metro area.
Jim Abel (2012) – has used his imagination to recognize the potential of certain innovative development projects in key locations in and around Lincoln that would be visually pleasing and functionally sound. These high quality projects help make the City of Lincoln an attractive location for new families and businesses.
Larry Glazier (2014) –for Central Community College, Glazier’svision was a document that would guide the college in sustainable and manageable building and program growth. The effect of his vision for creating a new image for the aging campuses can easily be seen on each campus today. He encouraged the architects on every project to think beyond the apparent problem and always design for the bigger picture and long term viability.
These three distinguished individuals are representative of the quality and significant diversity of leaders that will continue to “push the envelope” of architectural and environmental influence in Nebraska. Looking forward, it will be exciting to see the next biennial of those who are nominees for the Distinguished Commitment to Architecture Award.
With the pending restructuring of the College of Architecture and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine & Performing Arts, it’s worth stepping back and reflecting on a significant segment of the College of Architecture’s heritage – the tenure of Linus Burr Smith, FAIA – Chairman of the Department of Architecture for 30 years (1934-1964).
At the age of 35, Linus Burr Smith was appointed Chairman of the Department of Architecture at the University of Nebraska. His curriculum vita was impressive – educated at Kansas State University, Harvard University and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He taught and practiced in Kansas for 10 years before joining the faculty at the University of Nebraska in 1934.
Burr was a man of many talents – an accomplished design architect, a renowned artist particularly in watercolor, a commanding knowledge of architecture history and design styles, a philosopher and a respected administrator. Between 1948 and the mid 50’s he was at least partially responsible for the design of five major buildings on the University campus. His affability and quick wit made him one of the most colorful characters on campus. But for those who experienced Burr during his 30-plus year tenure, it was his passion for teaching and his lectures on architectural history and design that inspired a whole generation of young architects at UNL.