Scott Carver is an established architecture firm with headquarters in Sydney. Operating from a fundamental belief that places can directly and positively influence people, communities and prosperity. Scott Carver’s world-class team of thought leaders, creative collaborators and active industry members are driven by a single vision – to Amplify Life.
Our collaborative approach to design brings together new and diverse ways of thinking to create internationally acclaimed game-changing places. Our team is adept at delivering outstanding work across any market sector with specialist knowledge in architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture.
We stand apart as advocates of change through our team’s bold thinking and challenge of the status quo, with a deeply entrenched focus on shaping positive places across the public, experiential, workplace and living places and spaces. Our team has a talent for transforming challenges into innovative opportunities through strategically applying diverse perspectives and targeted user insights. Through transforming insight and emotive design into real-world property solutions, our goal is to engage and inspire people to live life.
But most importantly, we think big and deliver real value not just for clients and communities – but also for the planet. Through holistic consideration of diverse perspectives, they push the boundaries to make a lasting impact. We partner with clients to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental solutions on private and public projects. And will remain an enduring pathway toward our mission to Amplify Life.
Examples of our work include:
Munroe & Grace Pavilions, New Sydney Showground Homebush
Scott Carver created microclimates to improve animal welfare during the Royal Easter Show event, by inducing natural ventilation stacks, preventing the cattle from overheating, and reducing the event mortality rate within prized livestock.
Innovative sawtooth roofs for daylight and sacrificial fabric ducts connected to heat stacks created a new visual language to eco-architecture, in what were a series of football pitch sized mega sheds.
• 1999 National Architecture Award for Energy Efficient Design & Ecologically Sustainable Development
• 1999 NSW Architecture Award for Interior Architecture
• 1999 NSW Architecture Award for Architecture in Ecologically Sustainable Design
Netball Central, Sydney Olympic Park
As a large-format, flexible multi-purpose indoor sports centre anchored by Netball NSW, this was the first new-build sporting centre at SOP since the 2000 Olympics. The project has set many benchmarks for Australia as the largest ever female sports dedicated funding, the largest timber span structure, renowned acoustic control within an open-plan multi-court mode, and multiple sustainability awards for its excellent acoustic daylight and ventilation strategist to manage operational life costs.
• 2016 NSW Architecture Awards for Sustainable Architecture
• 2016 NSW Architecture Awards for Public Architecture – Commendation
• 2015 Australian Timber Design Awards: Sustainability Finalist and Excellence in Timber Design for Public Buildings.
The Canopy Lane Cove
Renowned as a cherished community space in the heart of the Lane Cove village, this project embodies the full spectrum of Scott Carver’s capabilities for creating places people want to be, as an active green open space with clearly demonstrated sustainability, anchored with retail and parking convenience. The project has deployed state of the art experimental technology for printed solar cells across the playground shade structures, and a striking mirrored canopy underside, not only creating shade and shelter but reflecting sunlight patterns down into the retail and parking levels below bringing the natural ambience of changing weather deep into the core.
• 2020 The Sustainability Awards for Urban Design and Landscape
• 2021 Greater Sydney Planning Awards for Development Supported by Infrastructure
• 2021 NSW Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Award for Civic Landscape
• 2021 Parks & Leisure Australia Highly Commended Award for Community Facility Award
Carbon Neutral Operations
Scott Carver applies the same sensibilities to our client’s projects as we do our own lives and workplace.
Having spent years of practice minimising waste, reducing paper consumption, implementing power reductions, measuring travel miles, and the like, we jumped at the chance to prove our efforts with independent auditing and certification. Buying offsets to achieve Carbon Neutral status may have been the last resort, yet we are happy to be funding worthwhile projects that improve the overall environment.
Importantly, we now have a commitment and a plan in place to drive down our consumption even further with new initiatives around travel and entertainment.
Carbon Neutral Certification
Scott Carver achieved carbon neutral certification on 30/07/2021. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral Scott Carver undertook the following process:
1. Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for FY2019. CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2).
2. Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard, and
3. Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.