Scott Cyphers

Design Principal
Scott Cyphers-Principal
Scott Cyphers is a Design Principal and joined Booth Hansen in 1998. Scott is a leader of the hospitality, cultural and academic market sectors. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with particular attention to detail as he works with clients to understand and develop successful projects. His planning knowledge and skill in complex programming has made him well regarded by clients and colleagues. Scott’s recent cultural projects include the award winning Farm on Ogden, Brookfield Zoo’s Hamill Family Pavilion and several Chicago Park District fieldhouses. He has been highly involved with the Chicago Botanic Garden including the Nursery, Greenhouse/Headhouse, and the Education Center, which achieved LEED Platinum certification. He has also contributed to the development of luxury boutique hotels including the Daxton, Virgin, and Pendry Chicago. Scott’s academic experience includes student residences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Illinois, and the Art Institute of Chicago, several student center and dining facilities at UIUC, Northwestern University and most recently the University of Illinois Chicago – Computer Design, Research, and Learning Center.

Scott is an adjunct lecturer in the Architectural Engineering + Design program at Northwestern University, in which engineering students develop creative thinking skills through a series of comprehensive architecture studio courses.

Scott earned his Master of Architecture from MIT and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He is a registered Architect in the State of Illinois.


Master of Architecture, MIT, 2003
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Virginia, 1997


Architect: Illinois
AIA Member
LEED Accredited Professional
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

Professional Affiliations

Northwestern University - Adjunct Lecturer in Architecture Engineering & Design Program, 2008 - Present
Village of Northbrook, Vice Chairman of Planning Commission; 2009 - 2016

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