ON THE MOVE WITH SCOTT YATES - Mixonline

ON THE MOVE WITH SCOTT YATES

Who: Scott Yates What: Partner and principal designer at Walters-Storyk Design Group Previous Lives: Associate at Walters-Storyk in 1997 Came to Walters-Storyk
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Who: Scott Yates

What: Partner and principal designer at Walters-Storyk Design Group

Previous Lives:

  • Associate at Walters-Storyk in 1997
  • Came to Walters-Storyk straight out of college doing production and drafting work
  • Graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, N.Y., with a Bachelor of Architecture, 1991
  • Worked at H&R Design during college summer breaks
  • Worked directly for a builder in high school designing homes

In my CD changer: “My musical tastes are varied — from rock 'n' roll to jazz and fusion/progressive. Some steady favorites are Rush, Genesis, Yes, Dave Matthews Band, The Police and Chick Corea.”

The one thing that drags me out of bed each morning is…“the creative process. Ever since I was a little boy, I have always been fascinated by the built environment all around us and how things are put together. It's the design process itself that's attracted me to the larger field of architecture. Our efforts result in a finished building or facility of some sort — a real product that can be moved through, touched, photographed and have a real impact on people's lives for a long time to come.”

My favorite project so far…“There are so many that I am quite fond of for a number of reasons: the design, the location, the people involved in the project. To name a few, AR Studios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Synchrosound Studios in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Electronic Arts, Vancouver, B.C., Bernard Chui Home Theater, Nantucket, Mass., and Boardroom for Interim Services, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.”