Fostering trust-based relationships with every one of our clients—past, present, and future—is one of Scott Harrell’s passions. He’s worked with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York for almost 20 years, 13 while at our firm. When Scott joined our firm as a project manager in 2004, he immediately become an indispensable fixture in our relocation of Time Warner’s headquarters to One Columbus Circle. His involvement made this very demanding project such a remarkable success that it led us to another long-term relationship with AOL that has included the design of their Broadway headquarters.
Since those auspicious beginnings, Scott has continued to apply what he’s learned during these and other projects as he’s helped the firm expand its horizons—such as into the field of aviation, with our recent build-outs for American Airlines—and as he’s reached level after level of responsibility within the company. He was made Associate in 2005, Senior Associate in 2006, and Principal in 2013.
In 2013, he was tapped to lead the New York’s office’s interiors studio. Here he monitors our professionals’ day-to-day activities to ensure that every project is adequately staffed, and completed on schedule and within budget. His hands-on involvement in this role also allows him to work closely with new employees in a mentoring capacity. In 2017, he became a partner, a position that will only strengthen his ability to create and build new long-lasting relationships for the firm.
Scott lives with his wife and three children in Aberdeen, New Jersey.
What’s the biggest highlight of your career?
When I was part of the Sydney Harbour Casino project team and relocated to Australia for nearly two years to work on a new entertainment and hotel complex—one of the largest projects ever in the country.
What would Spotify say is your most-played track?
Probably something by U2.
Where is your favorite travel destination?
Any tropical Island.
What’s the best thing about working at Mancini Duffy?
Being around great employees who all enjoy working together.
What is something you collect?
Craft beers. During the autumn, my favorite is Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale.
What’s the most unusual item in your desk drawer?
Baseballs. Some of them come from when I worked on the New York Mets’ executive offices at Citi Field.