Shannon Parks, LEED AP
Owner | Architect
Shannon founded SCOUT Design in 2016. She received her BA in Architecture with a Minor in Engineering from Lehigh University in 2006, and her Masters in Architecture in 2008 from UNM. She has over twelve years of experience working on a diverse range of projects of all scales. Shannon is passionate about design and its power to positively impact the user and their daily experience with the built environment. She prides herself in being a perfectionist creating nothing less than exceptional work and experiences for her clients. In addition to deep roots in the architectural world, Shannon Parks is a mother, outdoor enthusiast, runner and problem solver. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she fell in love with the immense skies, contrasting landscape and relaxed attitude of the Southwest while volunteering on the Navajo Nation in high school.
Alexa Murphy, LEED AP
Alexa has a Masters of Architecture from UNM, where she is an AIA Henry Adams certificate recipient. She has over twelve years of professional experience, and has taught design studios at UNM School of Architecture and Planning. At SCOUT Design, she enjoys working directly on a variety of projects to compose client’s goals and needs into graceful solutions. She is attentive to the functional requirements of every project, and is passionate about creating spaces that engender clarity, sustainability, and enable quality of life for every user.
Emily Brudenell, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Emily works on a variety of project types, including multifamily housing, medical office and site planning. While she has experience in new construction, Emily also enjoys the unique challenges and rewards of renovation projects. At SCOUT, she demonstrates her passion for design, function and sustainability. Emily is an ardent believer that great design makes a difference: it sets the stage for a better world. She is AIA Albuquerque President for 2019, an Alumnus of the Leadership New Mexico Connect program and volunteers to teach Design Thinking with the School Zone Institute. Emily grew up in Boise Idaho, graduated with her Masters in Architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans and has been in Albuquerque ever since. She loves the New Mexico landscape and enjoys opportunities to explore it with her two dogs Carlos and Dani.
Scout provides full Architectural Services and is skilled in a variety of building and program types including commercial, healthcare and educational. We are experienced in new construction, renovation, and additions as well as developing master plans and feasibility studies.
“Shannon was a delight to work with, knowledgeable, determined and professional all while meeting deadlines and dealing with the stakeholders of our project.”
Kimberly Stone – Chief Financial Officer for Capitan Municipal Schools
The most successful design is a result of a collaborative partnership with you. Your project is unique. Together, let’s identify and prioritize your goals. Listening to you and studying your site, give us an understanding of your project’s challenges and opportunities. Throughout the evolution of the design, we ensure that communication is clear using a variety of tools to visually demonstrate the project development. We make certain that we are in sync every step of the way, from the very beginning until construction completion to give you a project that you are truly proud of.
Throughout the evolution of the design, we ensure that communication is clear using a variety of tools to visually demonstrate the project development. scout design makes certain that we are in sync every step of the way, from the very beginning until construction completion to give you a project that you are truly proud of.