Founded in 1977, Ziegler Cooper Architects designs buildings that are inspirational, highly functional and sustainable, resulting in extremely valuable assets for their owners.
The firm’s design solutions reflect a fresh approach that respects the context, reinterprets historical tradition and transcends immediate circumstances to connect with the client’s vision. They pursue innovation with an entrepreneurial spirit, exploring the influences of a building — the uniqueness of the site, its setting and current/future occupants, visitors and patrons.
A true expression of Ziegler Cooper Architects’ creativity, their office is an open and collaborative studio environment that inspires creativity and collaboration. The team believes inspirational architecture has the power to uplift the human spirit and provides a constant vision of excellence.
Scott Ziegler, Senior Principal of Urban Residential Studio, is a graduate of Rice University with a master’s degree in architecture and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Trinity University, Founding Principal, Scott Ziegler, is a thought leader on the subject of urbanism, as well as a frequent guest speaker at Rice University, Urban Land Institute, Texas Society of Architects and Multifamily Executive Conferences.
With projects totaling over 18 million s.f. and $2.5 billion in construction value, R. Scott Ziegler is adept in providing design direction to his clients in the form of density studies, developing appropriate unit mix, unit design, lifestyle demographics, amenity packages, interior design and insight into future design trends. Scott’s insight and comprehensive knowledge of the profession have led his firm to design numerous award winning projects that have garnered regional and national recognition. Scott’s design experience reflects his belief that beautiful architecture enriches people’s lives and expresses the spirit of our time through art, craft and technology.