Scott was born in Columbus, OH and grew up in Chicago’s north shore suburbs. Scott attended Lake Forest High School where he excelled at architectural and engineering drafting. Scott attended the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign where he received the degree Master of Architecture. Scott is a member of Alpha Rho Chi Architectural Fraternity and the Gargoyle Honor Society.
Scott has 30 years’ experience in the design and building industry. He began his career as a member of a design team in Vail, CO and creating a wide variety of buildings ranging from five-star hotels in Vail and Beaver Creek, CO to schools, universities, correctional facilities and hospitals throughout the country. Scott has benefited from employment with several top tier design firms in Colorado, Ohio and Mississippi.
Recognizing a disconnect between architectural design and construction, Scott began a design-build practice. He designed and built high-end award-winning and often historic residential and small commercial projects. Today Scott, and his wife Colleen, own Dalkita. Scott holds a Class ‘A’ Denver Contractor Supervisor’s Certificate and is a licensed architect in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
In 2005, Scott was asked to design and build Downslope Distillery, in Centennial, CO. Since then, Scott has become a nationally recognized expert in distillery design and construction. He has led Dalkita to design, build, or consult in the design of almost 50 distilleries in Colorado, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and elsewhere. Some notable distillery projects include Stranahan’s (CO), CopperMuse (CO), Elevation 5003 (CO), Triple Eight (MA), Ghost Coast (GA), Twisted Sun (FL), Restless Spirits (MO), Hanson of Sonoma (CA) and New World (UT).
Scott provides valuable educational content to distillers looking to build or expand facilities and to regulators who review submitted designs. His recent public speaking appearances include: American Distilling Institute’s conventions in Seattle, San Diego, Louisville, Baltimore, and Portland; American Craft Spirits Association conventions in Denver, Austin, Chicago, Nashville, and Pittsburgh; and the Colorado Fire Marshals Association in Northglenn, CO and Copper Mountain, CO.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WITH DALKITA? Since 2003
HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE? Lots of cream and lots of sugar