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 Shannon Taylor Scarlett, Architects    Wellesley Massachusetts    781-608-4747

Established in 1990, the office of Shannon Taylor Scarlett, Architects is a small, woman owned firm with residential, office and commercial, and public school building experience in the Boston metrowest area. Over the years, the firm has focused primarily on residential projects, however the occasional library, dental office or restaurant renovations have offered an exciting change of pace from the typical projects, and fall easily within the firm’s capabilities. Past projects include both new buildings, additions and renovated space.

Scarlett Architects has also provided various consulting services to local architectural and engineering firms including design, peer review and master planning.

Please call or email sscarlett@scarlettarchitects.com for further information, or to set up a complimentary consultation in your home.

Shannon Scarlett About Principal and Owner, Shannon Scarlett, Registered Massachusetts:

 All of my life goals revolve around the natural environment and quality place-making. I see architecture as a built portion of a larger world, where inside and outside are inherently linked.
Educated at University of Oregon in the late 70s, early 80s, my pro-ecology approach to design was fully internalized long ago, before the current interest in sustainable architecture.
I enjoy drawing, design, writing, reading—literature, philosophy, science, history—teaching, travel, gardening, cooking, children, animals and important causes.
Ms. Scarlett’s resume.

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check out some client and consultant comments below, for a sense of Shannon’s  style and design process

 

From Houzz:

October 2014
 
For the last 16 months my husband and I have been working with Shannon on building our dream home. Shannon’s taste is flawless and her ability to design what her client conveys is extremely impressive. Shannon believes in modeling the home around the practicality of her client’s everyday use. Her ideas helped my husband and I decide what is really important to us as far as function and what details we can’t live without.

Shannon’s knowledge is top notch and this is vital when planning for construction. Her knowledge of our town’s building codes, our challenging structural design, and the latest trends in home renovations has helped the process remain smooth and painless. The level of detail that she put into her drawings was so exciting to see on paper and now in person. Our home has 3 sharp gables on the front and the moldings and the trim stands out from the street and always makes our neighbors stop and take it all in. Her details aren’t over powering. They spread out to maximize the perfect amount of curb appeal.


Our project has been somewhat challenging for our builder due to our family living through the extensive renovation. Shannon has been vital during this stage. She has helped organize a plan so that the construction can run smoothly without any major disturbances and most importantly she has helped us stay on budget.


We would strongly recommend Shannon as a designer, planner, and project manager. I can’t stress enough how important it is to have her heavily involved during the construction process. She will always have her client’s best interests in mind and will make sure the job is completed correctly and efficiently.
AnnaMarie DeFeo (Client)
April 2013

It has been a pleasure to work with Shannon. We have completed 3 successfull projects together. She has great attention to detail. She is very professional and I hope to work with her again in the future.

January 2013

I have had the unique opportunity to work with Shannon in several different roles and all with similar outcomes. I have provided services for her through my own company, have hired her for services and worked with her providing services to mutual clients. In all cases I’ve very much appreciated her thoughtfulness, creativity and attention to detail. She is truly a pleasure to work with

Frank Gundal, Advantage Kitchens (Colleague)

March 2013
“Shannon Scarlett provided ideas and initial concepts for the extensive redesign of my old, small kitchen (with two ceiling heights and floor levels) and dining room. From her initial concepts and our inputs on what was important to us, she modified the concepts and prepared a detailed design for both rooms. We could not believe that we could have the remodeling that she designed! She is easy to work with and listened to our “wants”. We are extremely pleased with her design, and she continues to proved support during the construction phase. Her costs were reasonable and a small part of the total project cost.”
RD Hellweg (Client) 




 

 

 

From Yelp:  

12/31/2012   We hired Shannon Scarlett for a portico project at our residence in Wellesley.  I had a picture with what I wanted and she managed to adapt the look/sensibility into the design.  We were very happy with her work and approach - she’s a great communicator, is also very familiar with the local zoning/building rules and was very flexible.  She also stayed in close contact with the lead carpenter throughout the project and was very responsive to all questions/concerns.  In summary, she was very professional throughout the whole experience. I recommend her highly.”

Maya P.  Wellesley, MA (Client)

 

9/12/2014     “Shannon Scarlett provides extremely high quality service, including great ideas and concepts, beautiful designs, and wonderful design details.  In addition, she is extremely pleasant to work with.  We recommend her service without any reservation.”

Hongbo Y.  Wellesley, MA (Client)

 

From Linked In website:

 “My wife and I recently hired Shannon to help with the design aspect of a renovation/addition we were planning on doing. From the initial phone conversation, to our multiple in-person meetings, Shannon was amazing to work with. She was very flexible with scheduling meetings, and her creative eye and attention to details were tremendous. I highly recommend using Shannon for any architectural needs that you may have, from small additions to larger projects.” August 22, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

1st Jason Faulconer (Client) hired Shannon as an Architect in 2012

“My Wife and I chose to work with Shannon because of her creativity and vision within the reality of our existing space and budget. Her design process took the whole family into consideration as she guided us to what was and was not possible for our home. Shannon is a great communicator and we always felt we were in good hands.” July 23, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

1st Daniel Greenwood, LEED AP (Client) hired Shannon as an Architect in 2012

“I have had the unique opportunity to work with Shannon in several different roles and all with similar outcomes. I have provided services for her through my own company, have hired her for services and worked with her providing services to mutual clients. In all cases I’ve very much appreciated her thoughtfulness, creativity and attention to detail. She is truly a pleasure to work with.” July 12, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

1st Frank Gundal hired Shannon as an Architect in 2001, and hired Shannon more than once

“I worked collaboratively with Shannon for over 10 years on numerous school design projects and I consider her one of my design mentors.
Shannon can quickly sketch through a design problem and come up with multiple viable architectonic solutions whether it be fitting the whole program for a school on a challenging site or working out an exterior elevation down to the details.
Her sketching skills are enviable and her hand always added a magic touch to presentation materials which needed to communicate an idea without being to rigid or final in front of the client.
In her design work she always finds a way to make a strong connection to the site by bringing the site into the building and the building into the site, blurring the boundaries between outside and in.
Working with Shannon in a team setting is always a joy because she is design leader without having an ego about it. She brings out the best in every member of a design team and projects can benefit greatly from that.”
September 24, 2012

1st Marcell Graeff, (Colleague) Staff Architect & Sustainability Co-ordinator, DiNisco Design Partnership
worked indirectly for Shannon at Dinisco Design (Scarlett Architects was hired by DD as a design consultant)

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/shannon-scarlett/11/a16/694

 

From Thumbtack website:

“Shannon has helped us with some initial concepts for potential improvements to our Cape-style home, which may lead to a final plan and construction later. She is very responsive and makes a genuine effort to understand our goals and needs. Her work is creative and professional, and she draws on good experience. I look forward to continuing to work with her.”

5/5 stars Jim T.  (Client) May 4, 2011

“Shannon is a pleasure to work with…creative, responsive, and easy-going while always sure to offer gentle and professional guidance. She helped us transform our simple ranch style home to one with style and character and the extra space we craved. Thank you Shannon!”

Diana S. (Client)  May 3, 2011

“Shannon was great to work with. She worked with us on an addition to an 80 year old home. Taking into consideration all our concerns, Shannon was very creative in solving some issues created by adding new to old while keeping the character of the home intact.”

5/5 stars Nancy B.  (Client) May 2, 2011

http://www.thumbtack.com/reviews/services/6pDE7WOZV5ixyQ/write

 

From Scarlett Architects website:

“Shannon, appreciating our desire to update our house without losing any of our English Tudor cottage’s quirky charms, angles, or proportions, came up with a creative, elegant, and organic design. Throughout the whole process, Shannon was a pleasure to work with. We are so happy with our new house (and we think our neighbors are too).”

Kaj Wilson, Alan Spatrick, Newton (Client)

“Shannon took the time to listen carefully to our needs and worked patiently with us to come up with a design plan that we liked. She did not impose her sense of style but worked with us to explore design options until we found something we loved. Throughout the project Shannon stayed positive and committed to protecting the architectural integrity of the project. She helped us transform our simple ranch style house into a larger, more charming and detailed home.”

Diana Simon, Wellesley (Client)

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travels

All the countries where Shannon Scarlett has travelled to sketch and study the architecture.

contact

Feel free to call us with questions at 781-608-4747, or email sscarlett@scarlettarchitects.com