Ben Scott

Ben Scott

New York, NY, US

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I'm a landscape designer and independent curator based in New York. With my design research outfit Bad Little Brother, I organize exhibitions like "Unrestrooms, an unfinished survey of gender and public space," and propose temporary and permanent landscape installations. My research interests include urban stormwater management, landscape representation, and theories of gender and sexuality and public space.



Ken Smith Workshop, New York, Designer

Prepares drawings for landscape architecture and urban design projects at all phases. Contributes research and design to requests for proposals, exhibitions, and publications. Acts as liaison to clients, vendors, and agencies.

Aug 2017 - current

Landscape Architecture Department, UVa School of Architecture, Charlottesville, VA, US, Research and Teaching Assistant

Provided research support and acted as teaching assistant for graduate-level Theories of Modern Landscape Architecture seminar. Under Elizabeth K. Meyer, revised course syllabus, designed assignments, and facilitated discussions.

Aug 2016 - May 2017

Oehme, van Sweden (OvS), Washington, DC, US, Intern

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Benjamin C. Howland Papers, UVa School of Architecture, Charlottesville, VA, US, Research Manager

Catalogued and researched a large donation of drawings from the Benjamin C. Howland Collection. Provided research support for Historic American Landscape Survey entry on Barboursville (HALS-VA-67).

Jun 2015 - Jun 2016

Arctic Design Group, Charlottesville, VA, US, Research Assistant

Provided editorial and design support for the Arctic States report (forthcoming, UVA Architecture). Managed student workers.

Dec 2014 - May 2016

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Assistant to the Chair of American Art

Provided administrative and research assistance for department exhibitions, publications, programs, and new acquisitions. Edited articles and lectures. Organized meetings for an internal curatorial review of design holdings across departments. Maintained collection databases.

Feb 2012 - Jul 2014

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Roving Secretary, Department of Human Resources

Provided administrative support for a major exhibition. Planned and staffed fundraising events. Assisted with a major audit of employment paperwork.

Dec 2010 - Feb 2012


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Jul 2014 - May 2017

Knox College, Galesburg, IL, Bachelors, Art History

Sep 2006 - May 2010


Staging Construction, Honorable Mention

Honorable mention for competition entry "Simple Made-Up Machines," developed as Bad Little Brother with Peggy Noland.


Virginia ASLA Award of Merit., Award

Awarded to a student of landscape architecture in Virginia for portfolio of works.


Allison Ingraham Memorial Award, Award

Awarded to a graduate student in landscape architecture at the University of Virginia.


Beverly Bender Award for Scholarship in Art, Award

Awarded by the Knox College Department of Art and Art History for a paper exemplifying scholarship in art.


Al Young Award for Studio Art, Printmaking category, 1st Place

Awarded to a work in the Knox College Department of Art.


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