About



Ben Barsotti Scott
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


Research interests
Landscape representation, gender and public space, national parks, contemporary landscape photography.

Education
Master of Landscape Architecture, 2017. University of Virginia School of Architecture.

Bachelor of Arts in Art History, 2010, Magna cum Laude with Honors. Knox College.

Talks
“Altering the Landscape a Little Bit: Queer Space-Making in Collier Schorr’s Blumen,” at Senses and Spaces: 14th Annual Graduate History Symposium, University of Toronto, May 10-11, 2018.


“MoMA Ab Ex iPad App: New Technologies in Visitor Engagement.“ October 20, 2012, Knox College Alumni Lectures in Art History.



Exhibitions and publications

article, (with Julie Shapiro), “An Unfinished Survey: Unrestrooms and Exhibition Design as Research,” Critical Planning Journal, vol. 25 “Social Justice and Planning” (forthcoming, 2019).


exhibition, “Unrestrooms, an unfinished survey of gender and public space” (as Bad Little Brother) March 2-April 5, 2018, Front/Space, Kansas City, MO.

exhibition, “Yes, It Can Be Done: National Park Service Expanding, 1950–1980.“ Spring 2016, East Gallery, University of Virginia School of Architecture.

exhibition, “Arctic States” (under Arctic Design Group). April 2015. University of Virginia School of Architecture.


Professional experience

2019–present, Landscape Designer. SCAPE.

2017–2019, Designer. Ken Smith Workshop.

2016-present, co-director. Bad Little Brother design research.

2015–2016, Research Manager, Benjamin C. Howland Papers. UVa School of Architecture and Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

2014–2016, Research Assistant, Arctic Design Group. UVa School of Architecture

2012–2014, Assistant to the Chair, Department of American Art. Art Institute of Chicago


Teaching and critique experience
2018, Guest Critic, “Queer Space,” Winter Session 2018, RISD Architecture. Instructor: T Deutch

2017, Teaching Assistant, Summer Design Institute, University of Virginia School of Architecture. Instructors: Leena Cho and Montserrat Bonvehi Rosich.

2016–2017, Research and Teaching Assistant, Theories of Modern Landscape Architecture. UVa School of Architecture. Instructor: Elizabeth K. Meyer


Fellowships and workshops
Summer 2017, Dumbarton Oaks Graduate Workshop in Garden and Landscape Studies, Washington, DC

Summer–Fall 2015, Ecological Society of America, Earth Stewardship Initiative Fellowship, Baltimore, MD

Spring 2014, Chicago Expander, Archeworks
Summer 2013, Poplar Forest Architectural Restoration Field School , Forest, VA.


Awards and honors 2018, (as Bad Little Brother with Peggy Noland) honorable mention for design proposal “Simple Made-Up Machines.” Materials and Applications, Los Angeles, CA.

2017, Allison Ingraham Memorial Award, University of Virginia School of Architecture

2017, Virginia ASLA Award of Merit

2009, Beverly Bender Award for Scholarship in Art, Knox College Department of Art & Art History

2007, Al Young Award for Printmaking, Knox College Department of Art & Art History
©Ben Barsotti Scott 2019