Interior Architecture & Industrial Design
920 N Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506
T: (785) 532-5992
Assistant Professor Scott Barton, AIA, IIDA, has practiced nationally and internationally with expertise from educational environments to international hospitality, from large-scale mixed-use projects to small-scale crafted objects. Most recently, Scott was vice president and senior partner at Hollis + Miller Architects, leading firm-wide design strategies and developing industry-leading integrated design practices.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Kansas State University in 1996. After working in New York City and Kansas City, he developed a passion and focus on education. In 2019, Scott earned a Master of Education in Learning Design and Technology from Arizona State University.
Professor Barton believes in an integrated design approach, blurring the lines between disciplines to create more impactful design solutions. As an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), he received the IIDA Mid-America Vision Award in 2021. Scott served on the Board of Directors for the KC Social Innovation Center and held advisory leadership positions for the University of Missouri and Pittsburg State University.
Having practiced in diverse cultures around the globe and across scales from skyscrapers to desks, Professor Barton’s teaching practice and research interests include: harnessing the power of empathy, storytelling, and vulnerability as design tools, integrated design processes, the craft of design, and the impact of design education as amplified by technology.