Scott Parker Architect, AIA

Founding Principal


Scott is a Denver native so he understands the subtle characteristics of western architecture,

especially as it pertains to Colorado. But through his travels he has stored cache of inspiration to draw from. Like many kids, he cut his teeth on Lincoln Logs and an obsession was born. After growing up

in Denver he followed his dream to Boston to earn a professional degree in architecture from the Boston Architectural Center while working with acclaimed design firms Kallmann McKinnell & Wood and Royal Barry Wills.


Scott knew his heart was in Colorado with his family, so after graduating he and his wife packed up their Jeep and headed home. In 2002 he decided to start his own firm. After many hours at the dining table, a name was born. To him the nest is a symbol of simplicity and complexity, nothing can be removed without upsetting the composition, nothing is superfluous, it represents a perfect Place, safe and comforting, a place you want be.



Scott Hamman Architect, AIA, LEED AP

Project Manager


Scott is also a Denver native and has been in the Nest since 2008. He attended Bucknell University where he earned a BA in Biology and returned to Colorado for his Masters of Architecture at the University of Colorado. He has studied abroad in London, Rotterdam, Berlin and Capetown. Somehow he managed to find time to guide fly-fishing trips in Vail and spend a season in Jackson Hole as a highly skilled rental ski technician bum.


Scott deftly oversees all phases of projects, from generating concepts to guiding homeowners through construction to ensure that the integrity of the design is upheld.



Laura Parsons LEED AP

Project Captain


Laura hails from Michigan where she attended Michigan State University and received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Arts as class Valedictorian. She also has a Masters of Architecture from the University of Colorado. Laura is continually adding to her resume by furthering her education in Green Building, Technology and Regionalism, and volunteering for the AIA Committee on the environment (COTE), Colorado Lawyers for the Arts, and the Colorado Chapter Committee of the U.S. Green Building Council.



Andrew Dillon Architect

Project Captain


Andrew grew up in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he cut his architectural teeth building resort homes with his father’s construction company. He moved to Oregon to complete his education with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.



Teja Elam LEED AP, Certificate in Historic Preservation, OSHA Safety Certificate

Project Captain


Teja is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. She found her way to Colorado where she obtained her Masters of Architecture. Teja is regarded as being very detail oriented and generally unflappable.



Lisa Kombakis

Project Assistant