Architect Scott Mitchell’s Daily Essentials

Photo by Sam Frost

Architect Scott Mitchell is a man who’s always on the move. Mitchell founded his eponymous Scott Mitchell Studio in 1999, after being commissioned to design his first project—the renovation of a Beverly Hills home. Scott has since developed an extensive design portfolio across the U.S. and internationally, including houses and estates, restaurants and retail spaces. Scott received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University before moving to New York to work at Stephen Miller Siegel & Associates and then to Bridgehampton to work with Preston T. Phillips, a former protégé of architect Paul Rudolph. Scott completed an internship in Norman Foster’s London office and then moved back to the U.S. to continue his studies at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he would take on his first project and establish Scott Mitchell Studio. Looking to architects Richard Meier and the late Charles Gwathmey as mentors, Scott has spent the past 20 years developing his practice and refining his design aesthetic and expertise. Through structure, materiality and light, he creates thoughtful spaces for living. Here are his daily essentials for life on the job.

1.Truman, one of my two German Shorthaired Pointers. 

2. Blueprints and plans from my current projects – unfortunately you can’t just point and tell them what to do!

3. My favorites “blunnies” because this job tends to get dirty. 

4. 100 foot measuring tape—no project is too big for my tape.

6. Tequila De La Familia, in case I run out of gas