Scott Deans

Scott Deans


I have focused on learning environments, healthcare facilities and research-driven design. I tend to engage with projects that afford a certain flexibility for investigation. Everything we do presently can be done better in the future, therefore necessitating an ability to ask better questions. I develop design processes and communication strategies through architecture, using notions of interdisciplinary perspective and expertise. I engage with all clients, understanding that they are the experts. I design generative sytems through architecture, stimulating learning, collaboration and growth.

Work History

Work History
May 2009 - Present


:KEEL: designstudio

The investigations through :KEEL:designstudio have been focused on residential and institutional markets. I have been a design consultant for projects dealing with rehabilitation, learning, and progressive collaboration strategies.

I am currently designing a Center for Rehabilitation and Learning in Houston, TX,  two small residential projects as well as a product design for commercial distribution. I am seeking new employment opportunities with large firms who focus on commercial, higher education, and healthcare facilities.

Dec 2006 - May 2009


SHW Group

This company is a leader in developing learning environments and schools that offer new and different strategies for pedagogy. I was a project designer as well as an active researcher in new developments for learning and collaboration. I also created many initiatives to promote graphic, verbal communication fluency of architecture. I developed dynamic and collaborative methods for communicating ideas.

Dec 2005 - Dec 2006



Immediately following graduate school, I was an architecturl intern/ designer in healthcare, learning, and research facilities. Notable among these was the Stanford Center for Medical Research. An international competition winning project and one that offered innovative strategies for medical knowledge transfer through architecture. I was also the Design Technology Lead which was a role initiating concepts for project completion and delivery. Digital tools, and dynamic concepts for communication was a major focus.


2002 - 2005

Master of Architecture

The University of Texas at Austin

My graduate studies were primarily focused on theoretical design implications for architecture. My emphasis was in Nano and Molecular Science implications for architecture and human interaction. Initiated by professor Gary Rohrbacher, we successfully developed relationships with active researchers and scientists at the Center for NanoTechnology at the University of Texas--Austin. We focused on developing new architectural paradigms that dissolve preconceptions of materiality limits. We designed multiscaler systems which promoted new ideas for living and working.

1998 - 2002

Bachelor of Science

Portland State University