Scott and Jody first met in 1996 while pursuing their Master degrees in Architecture at the University of Texas in Austin. The two seemed like an unlikely pair. Scott was from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. Jody was from Charleston, South Carolina. But after admiring and respecting each other’s work for the first two years of their studies, the two decided to team up and create their final third-year thesis together. After completing a highly successful project that was met with many accolades, they graduated and left the University to pursue their individual careers. After only a few years, the two found themselves both in New York City. After working for separate firms in New York for a few years, they decided to team up once again and formed Beardslee Waites Architects.