Associate and architecture professional Lis Pitt is coming up to an impressive nine years working as part of the team at Scott Carver. She started her journey with the company working as a student in the office when in her third-year undergraduate course. For Lis, architecture is about sociologically orientated designs that not only address physical space, but also virtual space, so that architecture evolves with both society and technology. “Social interaction has become twofold, occurring in real and virtual space,” shares Lis. We catch up with Lis to find out about her influences as an Architect, her proudest achievements and the next chapter in her Scott Carver journey.
Can you recall when it you first became interested in architecture?
I’ve been interested in architecture since I was a small child. I would spend my weekends designing my ideal playhouse, with rooms for toys, playing equipment, a theatre, a home cinema and even a stable for the pony.
When it comes to architecture, what’s the most important part of the design and development process?
A considered and researched story, which is consistent from the project's initiation, through to completion. It is important to provide innovative design that reflects an active engagement in research and critical thinking, to produce a contextual design that leads to social and urban renewal.
What did you want to be when you were a child?
An architect or an installation artist.
What values do you admire the most at Scott Carver?
Connecting people. Architecture is social, especially the role that spaces can have in bringing people together from a diverse range of disciplines and backgrounds, creating knowledge exchange and positive interactions. It’s so important that spaces connect people and positively contribute to their lives.