The scout Team is...
Co-Founder scout-uk and Managing Partner scout-us
Lindsey co-founded scout (uk) in 2011 through scout’s first project Films on Fridges. After over 6 years of living in London, Lindsey moved back to her native Philadelphia and established scout-us. Lindsey holds a B.S. in Real Estate Finance and Entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California and a Master's in City Design & Social Science from the London School of Economics. Prior to starting scout, Lindsey led Interim Uses on the London 2012 Olympic site.
Lindsey was named by Curbed as a Curbed Young Gun, a designation which identifies ten of the most promising people in architecture and urban development in 2014.
She is actively engaged in the wider development of the city as a board member of the 5th Square, an urbanism political action committee in Philadelphia, and as a board member of the Edmund Bacon Memorial Awards / Better Philadelphia Challenge at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture.
Outreach co-ordinator and leasing assistant scout-us
Lily joined the team in 2015 and liaises with local community partners and organizations to understand how we can work together. In her native NYC, Lily worked as a community liaison for a city councilman in Brooklyn and helped the District run its "Participatory Budgeting" initiative. More recently she worked as the Community Partnership Coordinator for Southwark School, located directly across Mifflin Street from Bok. Lily studied 20th Century American History at Brown University in Providence RI. She lives in South Philly and writes an online comic called “Lily in Philly”.
Leasing Manager scout-us
Liz joined the Scout team in early 2015 and in her role has the pleasure of working closely with some of Philadelphia's best and brightest and finding spaces for a plethora of talented tenants. Liz has experience in working with urban development previously at Next City as their programming and development manager where Liz created and implemented Next City’s Philadelphia-based event series and lectures and conferences the country.
Liz is also co-founder of the nonprofit, Friends of the Rail Park.
Construction Manager scout-us
Kevin is a developer who started and has run SquallCo Development since 2004. He joined Scout in January 2016 to manage development and construction at BOK. A graduate of Gettysburg College with a degree in History, Kevin started his career in banking, had a brief stop in an Internet start-up, and has been in and around real estate and development in Philadelphia ever since.
With an interest in urban renewal projects and bringing buildings back to life, being a part of the Scout team gives Kevin the opportunity to work on both at a large scale.
Co-Founder scout-uk and Design Director scout-us
Emma co-founded scout uk in 2011 through scout’s first project Films on Fridges and is responsible for the design and detailed delivery of projects. Emma has 7 years experience in both architecture and urban design practices most recently at Publica where she developed area surveys and strategies for large parts of central London. She is excited by often overlooked ‘ordinary’ urban situations and her work has focused on a deep understanding of the existing condition and an engagement with the urban context of a project across a range of scales.
Emma trained in Architecture in the UK at Manchester School of Architecture and London Metropolitan University. She also holds a Masters in Spatial Planning and Urban Design with distinction. She currently lives in South Philly.
Design Director scout-us
Richard joined scout in late 2015. Richard develops spatial strategies, detailed design and guidance for Bok.
He has practiced architecture in the UK since 2007 and has taught a post-graduate architecture studio at London Metropolitan University since 2010. Richard studied architecture at the Leicester School of Architecture and London Metropolitan University, and previously worked at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, NL. His work spans architecture, public space and urban design - often within the same project - developing proposals that are rooted in their situation; joining-in with, strengthening and celebrating what is already exciting and particular about a place. He currently lives in South Philly.
Urban Designer scout-us
Adela first joined scout in December 2014 and became a full time member of the team in June 2015. Her interest in urban design and public space is rooted in a deep belief in the power of design to enact socially meaningful and transformative interventions. She is particularly interested in how to devise spatial strategies that consider a specificity of place while engaging a multiplicity of interests. Adela is trained in landscape architecture and historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was an editor and author for the inaugural issue of LA+, an interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture. She currently resides in South Philly.
Operations Manager scout-us
Kristin joined scout in July 2015 and is integral to the operations and management of scout and Bok on a day to day basis. Kristin has prior experience in graphic design firms in Philadelphia in both the design and management sides for clients including Anthropologie. A resident of South Philly Kristin has a strong interest in interior design and architecture and getting lost in the city.