February 15

 

Scott Specht

By Talk Design

February 15, 2021


Scott Specht is founder and principal of internationally acclaimed Specht Architects, inventor of the self-sufficient zeroHouse™, and a frequent speaker on where things are headed (and where they’ve been) in the world of architecture, design, and engineering. He has been featured at conferences and on video presentations sponsored by such hosts as TEDx Talks, Dyson, Indeed, the American Institute of Architects, and The University of Texas at Austin. 

Scott has received numerous awards for his work from organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, The Architectural League of New York, and Architectural Record. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York TimesThe New Yorker, Architectural Digest, and hundreds of other publications. His firm was listed frequently in the “Top 100” architects by New York magazine, and his most recent book, Coffee Lids, has received acclaim for its unusual take on the design of “unseen objects” that populate our daily lives.

Specht Architects’ work includes residential, commercial and university-based projects, including the The Carpenter, an environmentally sustainable adaptive re-use of a former Carpenter’s Union complex, and Casa Xixim, a completely off-the-grid bio-resort in Tulum. The zeroHouse™, a high-performance, self-sufficient house established Specht as an international design leader in the micro-dwelling movement. Prior to his work at Specht Architects, Scott was a consulting designer for Studio Daniel Libeskind in Berlin, and worked with that firm on its winning New York World Trade Center planning competition scheme. Scott was also a designer with Deborah Berke Architect, and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, both in New York.

Connect with Scott:

Check out some of our latest podcasts:

Jennifer Briggs

Jennifer Briggs is executive vice president/chief executive officer of the Texas Society of Architects. Briggs joined the organization in June, 2021, and is responsible for

Listen now...
Jennifer Briggs

Sam Danckert

At the forefront of this elite market, Danckert Real Estate is the area’s premium property specialist. Showcasing Mt Martha’s luxury, prestige, and high-end homes, Danckert

Listen now...
Sam Danckert

Alexandra Senter

The Alexandra Senter, CEO of The Big Smoke Media Group and commentator on radio and TV. Connect with Alexandra:  

Listen now...
Alexandra Senter

Richard Petrie

"The 6 most costly mistakes designers make that stop them winning great projects and earning high fees"Today’s tip relates to Module 6 on the LCC. Key

Listen now...
Richard Petrie

Richard Dudzicki

Richard Dudzicki, is the founder and director of RDA Architects Ltd. Starting with a team of just 3 people and £2,000 funding from The Prince's

Listen now...
Richard Dudzicki

Gregg + Torie Smith

Gregg Smith is a team leader on and off camera. Strategist with a reputation for motivating the workforce through positive reinforcement. Design-build expert in all

Listen now...
Gregg + Torie Smith

Brian Chu + Conor Coghlan

Hoek founders Conor Coghlan and Brian Chu met while studying Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. After practicing Architecture in New York for

Listen now...
Brian Chu + Conor Coghlan

Stefani Thatcher

As a young girl, Stefani watched, intrigued by her Dad’s architectural penmanship and drafting skills, as he designed and built their personal family home. From

Listen now...
Stefani Thatcher

Donna Guyler

“Hi there, I'm Donna, the face behind the name. Armed with a flat white and a fierce commitment to great design, the majority of my

Listen now...
Donna Guyler

Architects and Building Design Professionals:

Learn How to Apply Pareto’s 80-20 Principle to Win More Projects in a FREE Architect Marketing Online Master Class with Richard Petrie.

>