Studio Professor & Associate Head, Architecture
Mary-Lou Arscott is a British architect who has been involved in design centered practice and radical construction initiatives since qualifying in the 1970's. After completing her diploma at the Architectural Association in London she studied carpentry, joinery and wood machining. She worked for ten years as a carpenter/cabinet maker and educator, with 5 others built and designed a cooperative house and initiated two EU funded training schemes in London to encourage women to enter the building industry.
Arscott returned to architectural practice in 1986, first to Casson Conder to work on the extension to Parliament buildings in London, then to the cooperative practice of Edward Cullinan Architects where she became a director and worked on a series of arts and educational buildings. In 1996 she was a founding architect in Knox Bhavan Architects where for ten years she worked on a wide range of historic buildings and residential projects.