Scott Montemerlo

National Program Manager, Education

With an impressive history in the furniture industry, Scott joined Teknion in April 2014 and for several years performed the dual role of Business Development Manager and A&D Market Manager in New England. During this time, he worked with schools such as Cornell University, University of Vermont, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Brown University, University of Connecticut, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as leading A&D firms on a variety of classroom, office, and social space projects in New England. In early 2019, Scott was promoted to National Program Manager, Education. Scott’s main role at Teknion is to direct Teknion’s Education team engagement and collaboration efforts. With a focus on key topics including meaningful innovation, the evolution of learning, campus wide pedagogy development, design thinking, and effective evaluation procedure creation. Scott collaborates with both design firms and universities to develop a clear and precise understanding of their goals. Scott developed and facilitates a design charrette about the Classroom of the Future and created an interactive exercise that lets design firms and universities truly explore who and how we should be designing for on campus entitled “The Next Generation Is…”. Scott is the author the CEU titled “Designing for Health: Creating a Happy and Healthy Campus” and a co-author and lead facilitator of the CEU entitled, “Mind Over Space: Neurodiversity and Learning Spaces of the Future” created in partnership with Thomas Jefferson University. This past June, Scott recently co-presented “Class or Cubicle” with ZGF Architects and KSS Architects on the merging design strategies of corporate and education environments. Throughout his career, Scott has earned recognition for his skills in account management, sales management, customer service, project management, and marketing. In fact, during the Design Connections 2.0 event, the A+D professionals in attendance were asked to vote on the most innovative, unique and all-around helpful discussions with sponsor representatives during “roundtable” sessions and Scott was honored as the top choice in the Education category.