College of Architecture and Design
Scott Gerald Shall, RA, is an Associate Professor and former Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). Prior to becoming Associate Dean, Shall served as Chair of Architecture at LTU and was an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and the School of Art and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Shall is also the founding director of the International Design Clinic (IDC), a registered non-profit that realizes crowd-sourced architecture and virally-propagated creative action with communities in need around the world. Since founding the IDC in 2006, Shall has worked through this organization to complete over two dozen projects on five continents, including an urban tent for the homeless made of reclaimed water bottles, a vision for education based upon borrowed resources for the migrant communities of India, educational devices based upon the vending architectures of Bolivia for kids working the streets of La Paz, and a two-dollar water filtration system.
Shall’s research and creative work in this arena has been disseminated widely, including presentation at the Third, Fifth, Seventh and Eighth International Symposia On Service Learning In Higher Education (2013, 2017, 2022), the 2nd Valencia Biennial of Research in Architecture (2020), and Structures for Inclusion (2007) as well as invited lectures hosted by the AIA (2017), Polis University (2016), the University of Maryland (2009), the New School for Design at Parsons (2008), and the Pratt Institute (2008). Shall’s writing on socially-responsive design has been featured in a range of publications, including works by Palgrave-MacMillan (2018), the University of Indianapolis Press (2015) and the AIA Press (2010). In 2008 Interior Design magazine published the work of the IDC along with projects by Kengo Kuma & Associates, OMA, and Buckminister Fuller in an article highlighting practitioners who are challenging the edge of design practice. Shall has exhibited his creative work in venues around the world, including solo shows at the San Francisco Museum of Art in La Paz, Bolivia (2015), the AIA Center for Architecture in Philadelphia (2009), and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (2022), as well as group shows at the Sheldon Swope Museum of Art (2010), the Goldstein Museum of Design (2010), the Venice Architecture Biennale (2013) and MoMA (2015).