Scott Cornelius began his professional design career in New York working for a Japanese Graphic and Product Design Company and soon thereafter began working with the firm of Johnson Wanzenberg. After eleven years as senior designer at Johnson Wanzenberg Associates and completing the majority of the firm’s most acclaimed commissions. Scott Cornelius felt that the time had come to establish his own office. In 1998, he founded Scott Cornelius Architect, PC. The focus of the firm’s work is custom residences and high-end resorts. Each commission is specially tailored to the owners’ desires, personal style, location, and individual personality of the site. The projects address contemporary needs and functions in a modern lifestyle while enveloping their occupants in a secure sanctuary far from the demands of the busy everyday world.
The firm creates projects in a variety of forms and styles that grow out of the local traditions, the site and the owners’ personal dreams and desires. The firm is inclusive in its approach to design, balancing the technical and aesthetics requirements, and addressing both architecture and interiors of each project. The firm is often called upon to work with other designs and Architects as part of a larger design team especially for work overseas and has been very successful in these working collaborations. The firm also has extensive experience with integrating new and emerging technologies and their applications e.g. ‘Smart House’ systems and lighting control systems into warm and inviting spaces.