Scott Trombetta

Scott Trombetta

Tucson, AZ, US



After leaving Michael Ryan Architects and prior to entering Graduate School, I operated as an independent contractor and consultant providing Architectural & Interior Design Services to local architects and contractors.  With an independent clientele base developing, "studio~inventore" was formed as a multi-discipline design firm and outlet for sales of my Wood Block Prints during my time at Graduate School.  As I complete final project, I am still seeking new clientele as well as full-time employment in an architectural firm.  Upon full-time employment, studio~inventore will no longer offer architectural and interior design services, but will continue to exist as a sales outlet for my artwork and  home for my other projects such  as custom furniture and  product design.  I have been authorized to test for the Architectural Registration Exam and am scheduled to take my first two exams in early February 2013.  



studio~inventore, Tucson, AZ, US, Principal; Lead Designer

Architectural & Interior Design and Consulting
Green Material & Building System Selection & Specification
Custom Furniture Design
Construction Administration/ Owner's Representative
Product Design Development
Graphic Design
Resin Sculpture & Wood Block prints

Projects include:
New Construction: Private residence, North Carolina

Addition & Renovation: cottage, Pennsylvania; Private residence, New Jersey; Private residence, Texas; 2 unbuilt private residences

Interiors: Chiropractic office suite, NJ; apartment built-in cabinetry, New York City

Art & Sculpture: Wood block prints; resin & sea glass sculpture

Nov 2007 - current

Michael Ryan Architects, Loveladies, NJ, US, Project Architect

Project Architect: Under direction of principal, solely responsible for multiple and concurrent projects per year; from design through documentation & construction administration.

Interior Design: Cabinetry/custom furniture - concept through shop drawings & installation for all assigned residences and New York City apartment reconstruction.

Residential project locations ranged from the New Jersey oceanfront, bayfront & countryside to the New York Catskill mountains and New York City.

Oct 2000 - Oct 2007


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, MArch, Architecture

Emerging Material Technologies Program

Masters Report: “A Methodology and Case Study for the Design of Quantitatively Evaluated Material Lifecycle Architecture.” Comparing the embodied energy of sustainable materials. Case Study: a deployable, lightweight structure with integrated wind & solar renewable energy technologies.

Emerging Materials (semester research & paper): Manipulating color produced by lightwave interference in a thin-film material. Prototype: using color to add a level of user intrigue in sustainable technology (award-winning IGU).

Emerging Materials (semester research & paper): Glass fiber reinforced polymer as a building material. Artifact: high-performance storefront enclosure system: GFRP frame with configurable “solar fins” (thin-film cells/shading).

Collaborative Practice: Integrated Project Delivery class taught by former Morphosis project architect.

Interdisciplinary: Use of Materials in Applied Solar Energy; Materials for Sustainability (Department
of Material Science & Engineering)

Aug 2009 - current

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 1995 - May 2000


Graduate Student Professional Showcase, 2nd Place

October 2010

Graduate Student Professional Showcase
University of Arizona

2nd Place: Architecture, Planning, Landscape Architecture

High-performance Ar(t)chitecture ~ Creating phenomenal intrigue in an insulated glass window unit (IGU)


Areas of Specialization