TAP RIGHT ARROWS TO MEET EACH OF OUR TALENTED TEAM MEMBERS
Scott is a Colorado native with ties to Grand County extending longer than 50 years. His family still has a home on Grand Lake, an incredible place that engendered in him a love for water.
A graduate of architecture from the University of Washington, Scott achieved greatness in 1994 as World Champion in rowing, competing in Tampere, Finland, preceded by a fourth place in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. He now channels his passion for water in the sport of competitive sailing. Munn's architectural career launched in Vail and continued to Grand County in 2000. As founder of Munn Architecture, LLC, in 2007, he has brought together a team of talented individuals who share his unique perspective for innovative architecture and how it relates to the mountain vernacular of historic ranches and pioneer settlements. Scott resides in greater Grand Lake with his wife Tonya, daughter Ashlyn and son Zayden. He also is an avid fly angler and seasoned conga player.
Colorado native Casandra Crawford grew her passion for mountain architecture and the details of construction while participating in the Design Build program at the University of Colorado Denver, working on Colorado Outward Bound Cabins. She received her Bachelor degree in Business Management in 2011 and a Master of Architecture Degree (MArch) from the University of Colorado Denver in 2015. Before her move to the mountains to join Munn Architecture, Crawford worked at the prominent Denver firm Semple Brown Design, where she worked on such notable projects as the Born Hotel and the Cattivella Restaurant. Relocating to the mountains not only brings her architectural design skills full circle, but positions her for favorite pastimes hiking, skiing, camping, and kayaking as well as running with her and her husband’s bernedoodle puppy.
Rusty McInnis enriches the Munn Architecture studio with a strong background in large-scale commercial architecture and a charming southern wit. He was raised in northeastern Texas and went on to earn his Bachelor of Architecture from Mississippi State University. From there he worked for Harrison French & Associates in Arkansas with a focus on big-box retail projects, each of 100,000 square-feet-plus, as well as other new construction and remodels. Rusty is an asset at Munn Architecture with his work behind the scenes, generating beautiful 3-D computer renderings for clients. Other talents include baking while enjoying a glass of wine, kayaking on slow-flowing rivers, watercolor painting and wood-working. And rarely can one outshine Rusty’s enthusiasm for a good competitive adult kickball game.
Ben Koontz joined the Munn Architecture team having moved to the Colorado mountains from the Cleveland, Ohio, area, where design runs in his family with an art-teacher sister and artist uncle. Ben earned his Bachelor’s degree from the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. There he developed a passion for design and a strong work ethic, which he applied while working at three separate architectural internships across the country, namely: MS Consultants; GWWO Inc./Architects; and FME Architecture+Design. Upon graduation before obtaining his master’s degree from Ohio State University, Ben worked in Australia for Ecosystem Architecture and was fortunate to dive and explore the Great Barrier Reef while living off-shore on a boat for five days. Besides diving, Ben also loves skiing, billiards, photography and traveling. He is also a self-proclaimed “diehard Indians and Cavs fan” from having spent most of his life in greater Cleveland. As a young boy, he spent a lot of time with Legos in his hands, and his deep passion for making things with machinery, 3d printing and milling machines translates into the art of architecture and modeling. He always looks forward to seeing great ideas emerge into reality.
Even abandoned buildings won’t go unnoticed by Emily Lysek. In fact, with camera in tow, she likes to explore such buildings and study their dilapidated architecture. Lysek grew up in Summerdale, Ala., and attended college at Mississippi State University, from where she graduated in 2015. In Atlanta, she worked at Cooper Carry for three years in the Mixed-use studio, designing large city-sized projects that included retail, office, parking deck and residential apartments. She also likes to design and sketch furniture and hopes to one day have a workshop where she can build her designs. A dog mom, Lysek moved to Grand County with her 75-pound “mess” she calls Ichabod.