Alasdair Mott

Alasdair Mott

New York, NY, US



I’m an Australian Junior Architect and have recently moved to NY. I graduated in 2016 from the University of Sydney with a bachelor of design in Architecture and bachelor of Civil Engineering with 1st class honours.

I like

collaborative architecture

affordable architecture

fun architecture

music and architecture

film and architecture

During Uni I worked for a small architecture practice on residential projects. In 2015 I participated in Sydney’s MADE Scholarship program, where I spent 2 months in Copenhagen collaborating with a multidisciplinary team of architects, designers and engineers at the firm COBE.

The past year I have worked on 2 films - Alien: Covenant, and Pacific Rim: Uprising. As a set designer I worked on the design, pre-visualisation, and drafting of sets. This included on-site experience to work out the construction of sets, and collaboration with a range of disciplines - set dec, props, construction, carpenters, welders, sculptors, sfx, prac lx, vfx, manufacturers.


Maelstrom Productions, Sydney, AU, Set Designer

Jul 2016 - Feb 2017

Alien: Covenant, Sydney, AU, Set Designer

Jan 2016 - Jun 2016

Kieran McInerney Architects, Sydney, AU, Architectural Assistant

Jun 2014 - Dec 2015

Arup, Sydney, AU, Summer Intern

Jan 2014 - Feb 2014


The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, BArch, Bachelor of Design in Architecture

Mar 2011 - Apr 2016

The University of Sydney, Sydney, AU, Bachelors, Bachelor of Engineering Hons I (Civil)

Mar 2011 - Apr 2016


Resene Rising Star, 1st Place

Winner of the Resene Total Colour Rising Star Student Award for the project "Bridge with Coffee and Karaoke".

"In this project, the power of colour stimulates conversation. The colour adds an informality and liveliness to the structure. The contrast between intimate spaces and extroverted spaces is emphasised through the use of colour. Neutral colours and vibrant colours chosen individually strengthen the juxtaposition of activities on the bridge. Dark colours contrast and accentuate the lighting to form cosy and intimate spaces.

The colours are intrinsic to the characterisation of intimate and extroverted spaces."


MADE by the Sydney Opera House, Scholarship

MADE by the Opera House, or Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange, is an extra-curricular program offered to Australian and Danish students of architecture, engineering and design (in the built environment).

MADE by the Opera House was established in honour of the Opera House’s 40th Anniversary celebrations in October 2013 and will run for 10 years to the 50th Anniversary in 2023. Each year, five students from a NSW university and five students from a Danish tertiary institution will participate in the program in Denmark and Australia respectively.

The students will form a multidisciplinary team to collaborate on a six-week project, developed by the MADE by the Opera House program partners and aligned with the Utzon Design Principles.


Areas of Specialization