Der Scutt (born 1937) is an American architect who is most well-known for his design work for Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Scutt is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from his school, the University of Detroit Mercy, in 1961.
After graduating, Scutt worked for several architectural firms in Detroit and New York City before starting his own business in 1974. He was hired in 1983. was commissioned by Donald Trump to design Trump Tower, the 58-story tallest building located on Fifth Avenue. The tower was completed in 1984 and has since become an iconic and well-known building in New York City.
Apart from Trump Tower, Scutt has created several other noteworthy structures located in New York City, including the Sony Building (formerly the AT&T Building) located on Madison Avenue and the Liberty Tower located on Broadway. Scutt has also designed several offices in different cities, like The InterFirst Bank Building in Dallas, Texas, and the First Interstate Bank Building in Los Angeles, California.
Scutt has been awarded numerous times for his work, including an award from the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1986 and his AIA New York Chapter Gold Medal in 1987. He was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 1988.
Scutt, died in 2010 at the age of 75 years old.