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Scott Kunstadt


Scott joined The Brooklyn Studio in 2012, though his connection to the studio began his sophomore year of high school. Scott’s previous work experience includes time at offices in New York City and Parma, Italy. He has worked across a variety of project types from private residential, to master planning, and design for institutional, commercial, and public projects. As a senior staff member, Scott devotes time to mentoring junior staff across the studio, sharing his technical knowledge about traditional and modern construction methods. Scott is also part of the management group at The Brooklyn Studio, which is responsible for ongoing oversight and development of internal standards and best practices.

Scott earned his Master of Architecture degree at the Yale School of Architecture. As an undergraduate at Brown University, he studied a broad range of liberal arts subjects in pursuit of his Bachelor of Arts degree, which was awarded magna cum laude.

The Proust Questionnaire

Taking inspiration from a popular nineteenth-century parlor game, we sat down with each member of our team and asked them a few questions about their inspirations and aspirations.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

An endless supply of perfectly ripe fruit.

What is your greatest fear?


What is your greatest extravagance?

Photography and architecture books.

What talent would you most like to have?

Jacques Pepin’s knife skills.

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite virtue?


Which living architect or designer do you most admire?

Peter Zumthor.

Which dead architect or designer do you most admire?

Mies van der Rohe.

What is the trait that you most appreciate in a building?

Cohesiveness from the largest scale to the smallest.

What is your favorite type of project to work on?

Full-bore Italianate style.

Who is your favorite author?

Henry James.

Who is your hero of fiction?

The Lorax.

Who is your favorite artist?

Casper David Friedrich.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Marcus Aurelius (or Groucho Marx).

What is your most treasured possession?

My childhood stuffed animal dog Rover, or my great-grandfather’s letter opener.

Where would you like to live?

New York City.

What quality do you most admire in others?


Stranded on a desert island, you have two books in your possession. What are they?

Dracula and The Aspern Papers.