Scott Rumel, AIA



University of Arizona
Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction, 1976

Professional Registrations

Registered Architect, Arizona (#18732)
Registered Architect, New York (#17148)


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Ott YMCA Board of Managers
Saguaro Cougar Alumni Foundation
Child and Family Resources, Former Board Member
Former Guest Lecturer, University of Arizona College of Architecture

Professional Experience

The underlying philosophy of Scott’s professional career has been commitment to personal service, dedication to design excellence, and compliance with budget and schedule constraints.  His project experience includes a variety of commercial, public, institutional, and residential projects involving master plans, new construction, renovation, tenant improvements, and expansions to existing structures.

Starting at graduation with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Arizona in 1976 until 1990, Scott worked for a variety of architectural firms in Tucson, Arizona and Buffalo, New York.  His role at these firms expanded from drafting and designer to include project architect, project manager, and associate principal.  He has worked on projects throughout the western and northeast United States.  In 1990 Scott opened his own architectural studio, and with nearly 33 years of professional experience, he is well versed at all phases and every aspect of architectural practice, including programming, master planning, design, production, and construction administration.

On all projects, regardless of scope or complexity, he places an emphasis upon communication with all the project participants to facilitate successful and timely collaboration among consultants, user groups, owners, and regulatory agencies.  Consequently, this emphasis on communication leads to design solutions and construction documents that successfully address the full spectrum of issues unique to each project. This philosophy has rewarded his firm with a number of referrals and repeat projects from previous clients, including the University of Arizona, the VA Southern Arizona Medical System, and the City of Sierra Vista.

In addition to years of construction observation experience, Scott’s qualifications include personal construction experience with concrete, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical trades, which enhances his ability to deal effectively with issues of construction administration and construction observation.


Southwest Contractor Magazine Top 100 Southwest design firms (2000)
Southwest Contractor Magazine Top 140 Southwest design firms (2008)
America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals (2002)
National Register of Who's Who (2001 & 2002)
Governor's Energy Award (2002) for the Sierra Vista Aquatic Center project
National Spa & Pool Institute Gold Award for the Sierra Vista Aquatic Center project
Arizona Masonry Guild Citation Award (2005) for the Sierra Vista Aquatic Center project


WaterShapes, May 2002: "A New Oasis," Sierra Vista Aquatic Center
Arizona Daily Star, October 13, 2002: "New Animal Hospital Has It All," Orange Grove Animal Hospital