The scout Team is...


Lindsey scannapieco
Co-Founder / managing partner

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. 


Liz Maille
Leasing Manager

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 to find spaces to call work home. Previously as Next City's programming and development manager, Liz created and implemented the organization's Philadelphia-based event series and lectures and conferences in cities across the country. Liz is also co-founder and board chair of the nonprofit, Friends of the Rail Park.


kevin romano
Construction manager

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.


Emma Rutherford
Co-Founder / Design Director

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. 


kristin vessio
operations manager

Kristin joined Scout in July 2015 after previously working for branding and design firms in Philadelphia on both the creative and project management sides. With a background influenced by coursework in environmental design and a visual display internship for Anthropologie, Kristin’s interests have always included interior design, architecture, and how people interact with space. Other interests include cooking (but mostly eating), hiking, and exploring Philadelphia aimlessly on sunny days.


Laura Butera
Design director

Laura has a love for community-focused design and the public parks of Philadelphia, where she can be found most Saturday mornings sketching or people-watching. Her past design work includes projects with Olin landscape architects, neighborhood resource centers, real estate appraisers, and campus planners. 

Laura holds a BA in Architectural Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a masters degree in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she focused on urban design and public spaces.


Emily Butera
Office Assistant

Emily joined Scout in August 2017 after working at an ad agency as a project manager as well as an administrative assistant. With a degree in Anthropology, Emily has always been interested in studying people and learning about how they interact with their environment. She has a passion for design, and is currently taking classes at Moore College of Art and Design while also running a greeting card business on the side.