“If you dedicate yourself to making something to the highest quality you can, you feel like it will last forever.”
Scott Salge is a principal at Noll & Tam. But if he were just starting out 20 years ago, he would want to start here.
“At Noll & Tam, you get to experience everything as long as you’re open to engaging with the project,” he says. “It’s very unique and a real opportunity to learn what architecture is all about.” This transparency extends to how the firm interacts with clients. Scott feels it encourages true conversations that allow clients to become champions for their individual projects.
Scott was drawn to architecture because he wanted to meld art with his engineering studies. Scott brings a craftsman’s sensibility to his work, allowing it to be an extension of his time spent building things. He has made tables, shelves, chairs – he wanted to build one of everything. His greatest pleasure? Freshly sharpened saw blades.
To him, constraints are a source of creativity. Every job is served up in a box. But the box can be transcended.