Scott M B Gustafson


Scott M B Gustafson is the founder of MAISON ORION. He has over 15 years of professional experience and has worked at several prominent offices including Joe Architect, Marmol Radziner, M Charles Bernstein Architect and Yarnell Associates. His experience covers custom single family residences, multi-family housing, commercial retail design, educational buildings and medical clinics. While at Marmol Radziner, Scott worked with artist James Turrell and was the job captain for several art installations in California, Florida, and Nevada.

Scott was born in Libertyville, IL and graduated from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design at Kansas State University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council. Scott has been an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, an affiliate member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and a member of the Swedish Association of Architects Sveriges Arkitekter, the Danish Association of Architects Arkitektforeningen, the National Association of Norwegian Architects Norske Arkitekters Landsforbund, and the International Union of Architects L’Union Internationale des Architectes and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is a registered architect in the state of Arizona and the country of Iceland. Scott has been a guest studio critic for the architecture programs at Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, the University of Southern California, Cal Poly Pomona, Pierce College in Los Angeles and the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom.

Scott is a member of the Los Angeles Cactus and Succulent Society, the International Ambiances Network, the Neutra Institute for Survival Through Design, ANFA: the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture and KPCC, his local public radio station. His favorite color is Coquelicot.

“My passion and specialty is the creation of building and spaces that delight all the body’s senses. The human experience of the world is multi-sensory, and much of our time is spent in designed spaces, both indoors and outside. Bad lighting, harsh sounds, uncomfortable seating, ugly signage, and flimsy materials attack our senses and dignity at every turn. My goal is to design places that make people feel comfortable, welcomed, cared for and loved. In this environment we are well poised to do our best work, to live life richly, foster meaningful connections and feel at peace.”

Scott M B Gustafson, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP

Scott M B Gustafson, LEED AP