Scott Sickeler

Scott is the leader and visionary behind BLUR Workshop’s architecture practice. The projects he creates are transformational and demand clarity of design vision, mastery of scale, and open collaboration with clients and stakeholders. Prior to forming BLUR Workshop, Scott was director of the tvsdesign hospitality architecture practice and acted as Design Principal for that and other project segments. He was a leader throughout the firm and served on the tvsdesign board of directors.  During his time there, he was instrumental in two National AIA Award winning projects- the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC as the Design Principal, and the McCormick Place South Hall in Chicago as Lead Project Designer.

Scott has built a unique practice organization focused on delivering high concept, high profile projects. His teams understand the implication of key design decisions on the resulting guest experience, budget, and schedule of a project. Scott is constantly pushing for better quality and more informed thought processes. His desire is for each project to have a responsible design that is harmonious in its place, enhances the experience of the user, and satisfies the needs of the owners, operators, and stakeholders. He motivates the firm to remain among the very best hotel designers in the world.

As a hands-on designer, Scott brings a rare intensity to all projects, staying involved from concept design to built reality. He has a remarkable ability to generate design concepts, develop them, communicate these ideas, and build consensus around them. He is a natural leader who inspires all to excellence. The result is that his designs have won multiple national AIA and ULI design awards, gained repeat clients, and built lifelong friendships.

photography by Raftermen