Based in San Francisco, Candra Scott & Anderson is recognized as one of the leading interior design firms worldwide. Since 1979, Candra Scott, along with partner Richard Anderson, has made a career out of the reinvention of landmark hotels, restaurants, and residential properties. Besides both hospitality and residential work in the U.S.; the company has worked with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts in Canada, Kajima Architects in Japan, as well as on private residences in Europe and the mid-East.
The goals of the company are to be thoughtful of the client, mindful of the budget, attentive to the beauty of the architecture, and respectful of the history of the place and the people. The individual character of each project emerges through poetic social relationships, material richness, and exacting detail. The uniqueness and skill with which these projects have been executed has produced meaningful vibrant destinations for both local citizenry and world travelers.
The firm has recently completed the Citizen Hotel in Sacramento for Joie de Vivre Hotels as well as the Arctic Club Hotel in Seattle. Current projects include a private residence in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, as well as continuing work with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Trained in interior architecture at the University of Oregon, Candra Scott moved to San Francisco to found her own firm Candra Scott and Associates in 1979. A love of history, a passion for the preservation of historical architecture, and a flair for the dramatic, led her to her first major project, the restoration and design of the award winning Majestic Hotel.
From there Scott has built a 21 year career specializing in the reinvention of thematically inspired hotels and restaurants.
As chief creative strategist for Candra Scott & Anderson, a firm she founded with partner, Richard Anderson in 2001, Scott formulates the unique character of each landmark project, from the interior restoration and furnishings to the staff uniforms and hotel stationary.
Scott’s work has appeared in The New York Times, Hip Hotels, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Metropolitan Home, House Beautiful, In-Style and Buzz. Her home has been featured in Chronicle Books, San Francisco Interiors.
Ms. Scott has been a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, School of Interior Design and has lectured to various groups on the topics of architectural preservation and interior design. Her work has received numerous preservation awards.
After studying art and architecture in Florence, Richard Anderson graduated with a degree in architecture from the California Polytechnic in San Luis Obispo. Returning to his native San Diego, Anderson worked on restoring the Hotel del Coronado, one of the world’s most important historic hotels, for its 100th anniversary.
In 1990 Anderson joined Candra Scott & Associates. His expertise in architecture, and specifically historically significant buildings, helped distinguish the Manhattan in Tokyo, the Governor Hotel in Portland and the Bancroft Club in Berkeley. He later moved to Mexico City to work with James Marzo Design designing the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (now the J.W. Marriott).
In 2001 Anderson, along with Candra Scott, founded Candra Scott & Anderson. The firm specializes in the restoration of landmark hotels.
Anderson’s own apartment has appeared in the San Francisco Examiner Magazine and most recently in Chronicle Books, San Francisco Modern.