Professional Resume

Principal Scott Hand, AIA provides architectural design and project management for all project types and specializes in architectural acoustics and the performing arts, including arts centers, university buildings, recording studios, school auditoria, and live entertainment venues. Scott is an experienced theater architect, and planner. He has managed projects for facilities of many different scales, including adaptive reuse projects, renovations, and projects with historic structures. He has a BS in Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Cincinnati.

After an internship at Acoustic Dimensions (now Acoustic Distinctions), Scott gained 8 years of experience at Morris Architects Planners in Chicago, IL, working exclusively on performing arts facilities and as a theater architect. He coordinated teams of consultants and was responsible for programming, design, and construction documentation for dozens of projects and studies. As a principal at Childress & Cunningham, he manages projects from conception through construction.

Scott is also co-owner of Urban Artifact, a craft brewery and music venue in Cincinnati. Housing both a 250-person music venue space and a 400-seat performance space/reception hall, he is responsible for performance and music scheduling, event coordination, technical design, and production management.

Professional Associations

American Institute of Architects
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
U.S. Green Building Council
North American Passive House

Representative Projects


Black Ensemble Theatre, Chicago, IL
Steppenwolf Theatre – Upstairs Stage, Chicago, IL
Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN
Griffin Theatre, Chicago, IL
Chicago Street Theater, Valparaiso, IN
Court Theatre, Chicago, IL
Frederick Community Art Center, Frederick, MD
Jackson Brewery Event Center, Cincinnati, OH
Lincoln Park Music Theater, Chicago, IL
Music, Ink, Cincinnati, OH
Wilmette Theater, Wilmette, IL
Theater-on-the-Lake, Chicago, IL
Pritzker Pavilion Stage, Chicago, IL
Three Penny Cinema, Chicago, IL
Stage 773, Chicago, IL
Naperville Performing Arts Center, Naperville, IL
Urban Artifact, Cincinnati, OH
Radio Artifact, Cincinnati, OH
Village Players, Oak Park, IL
Calo Theatre, Chicago, IL
Shure, Inc. Recital Hall, Niles, IL
The Athenaeum, Chicago, IL
Tony & Tina’s Wedding, Branson, MO
Francis W Parker School, Chicago, IL
Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
North Shore Country Day School, Winnetica, IL
Trinity Christian College – Arts Bldg, Palos Heights, IL
Lincoln Park High School PAC, Chicago, IL


Northstar Church, Loveland, OH
Hope Church, Mason, OH
St. John’s Universalist Unitarian Church, Cincinnati, OH
Epiphany United Methodist Church, Loveland, OH
Northeast Church of Christ, Cincinnati, OH


Illinois Retina Associates, Chicago, IL
Chicago Podiatric Surgeons, Chicago, IL
American Axle, Silao, Mexico
Heinz North America, Freemont, OH
Honda of America, Marysville, OH
Honda of America, Anna, OH
Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, MI
Nissan Motors, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Toyota Motors, Buffalo, WV
Proctor & Gamble, Lima, OH
Proctor & Gamble, Mexico City, Mexico
Veterans Administration, Ann Arbor, MI
Wildfire Pizza, Cincinnati, OH
Ready line, Newtown, OH
Shem’s Snack Shack, Williamstown, KY
Greenacres Education, Cincinnati, OH


Locust Hill Residence, Cincinnati, OH
Mt Washington Apts (70 units), Cincinnati, OH
Farmhouse Residence, Wilmington, OH
Bungalow Renovation, Oak Park, IL
Townhouse Addition, Chicago, IL
Wisconsin Lake Retreat, Athelstene, WI

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