Celebrating Scott Shannon’s Career at Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture

Shawn Barba

June 26, 2024

As of July 1st, Dreyfuss + Blackford will be saying goodbye to one of our dedicated leaders: Scott Shannon. With nearly four decades in the profession, including over 14 years at D+B, Scott departs leaving a legacy defined by his steadfast commitment to the practice and forward-thinking guidance.

Throughout his tenure, Scott has been a driving force behind the success of numerous projects, particularly in Northern California’s healthcare and higher education sectors. His ability to assemble and lead dynamic teams has been invaluable in navigating the complexities of architecture and delivering excellence to clients. Whether supporting pursuit efforts, embracing innovative delivery methods, or forging strategic partnerships, Scott’s approach has always been characterized by curiosity and optimism.

Scott’s journey in architecture traces back to his academic pursuits, culminating in a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University. While his educational path initially started in the art department, Scott ultimately discovered his true calling in the realm of architecture. His enduring ties to Carnegie Mellon are evident through his active involvement with the alumni board, reflecting his commitment to nurturing future generations of architects.

As an active member of the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE), Scott has championed the pursuit of design excellence in healing environments for many years of his career. He is departing D+B as a Partner and Principal of the firm’s Bay Area office and looks forward to the continued success as D+B approaches its 75th year of practice.

For Scott, retirement is not synonymous with slowing down; rather, it heralds a new chapter filled with exciting ventures. One such endeavor involves the redevelopment of his family’s historic farm in western Pennsylvania to an arts center and ceremony venue. Additionally, Scott eagerly anticipates reconnecting with his artistic roots and embarking on adventures alongside his retired wife, Maggie. His belief in the enriching power of art, travel, and environmental stewardship underscores his commitment to remaining actively engaged in these pursuits.

As we bid farewell to Scott, we celebrate his significant contributions to the firm and the architectural profession as a whole.  His enduring spirit of hopefulness and enthusiasm will continue to stay with us for years. Here’s to a well-deserved retirement and the countless adventures that lie ahead!

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