Scott Clowney

Scott Clowney

Washington, DC, US


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I am an exhibition designer and visual artist living and working in Washington, DC. I am currently Exhibitions Coordinator for the District Architecture Center and an Independent Designer with the National Building Museum. Since 2011, I have worked on notable exhibitions such as 30 Years of “Shaping the City” Cartoons by Roger K. Lewis, FAIAReinventing the Library: Washington's New Centers for LearningOverdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990, and Unbuilt Washington. Upcoming exhibitions include Cover Stories: ArchitectureDC Magazine, 2003–2014and Scaling Washington: Photographs by Colin Winterbottom. I was previously Project Designer with Chatelain Architects, PC, a small Washington, DC-based architecture firm experienced in numerous project types throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including master plans, schools, institutional facilities, restaurants, retail, and single-family houses.

At the core of my work is both an appreciation for and curiosity of subjects related to the built environment. Through art and design, I seek to inspire people to explore the world we create for ourselves through visual storytelling and spatial experiences. My professional and personal interests include:

  • Architectural drawing and illustration
  • Architecture and art installations
  • Architecture and design exhibitions
  • Contemporary architecture, art, and design
  • Photography and the built environment
  • Temporary structures in contemporary public space

I hold a Master of Arts in Exhibition Design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kentucky, College of Design.



Washington Chapter, American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC, US, Exhibitions Coordinator, Gallery Assistant

Nov 2011 - current

National Building Museum, Washington, DC, US, Independent Designer

Aug 2011 - current

Chatelain Architects, pc, Washington, DC, US, Project Designer, Architectural Intern

Sep 2003 - Aug 2010

Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington, DC, US, Teaching Assistant

Sep 2009 - May 2010

National Building Museum, Washington, DC, US, Museum Intern

Jun 2009 - Aug 2009

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, US, Visiting Critic

Jan 2007 - Apr 2007

Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, Lexington, KY, US, Weekend Manager

Aug 1999 - Apr 2003


Corcoran College of Art + Design, Masters, Exhibition Design

Aug 2008 - May 2011

University of Kentucky, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1998 - May 2003


Exhibition Design Faculty Award, Award


Dean's Graduate Student Scholarship Award, Scholarship


Kentuckiana Masonry Institute Student Design Competition Award, 1st Place


Hunter M. Adams Award of Design Excellence, Award


Joseph L & Vivian E Steele Fund Scholarship Award, Scholarship


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