Spotlight: Scott Zanardo

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Family – married? Children? Pets? Married with three adult children and four grandchildren. One dog – Alex. He’s a toy poodle.

Where did you grow up? Interests as a child? What did you want to be “when you grew up”? Chicago. Loved building (erector sets, Legos). Have always had a great appreciation for art. I knew in 6th grade that I wanted to be an architect. My uncle gave me the bug as he was an architect as well and showed me plans in his office, etc.

What college did you attend? What did you study? Best memories of those years? University of Illinois Chicago. Architectural Design & Technology. Having instructors who were award winning architects in Chicago.

Where in Atlanta do you live? What brought you here? Chicago – was hired by an architectural group and then asked to head an Atlanta office.

Hobbies? Any charity or philanthropy? Travel, baby sitting grand babies, mission work. Rotary International is a big part of my life. Tekton which trains refugees in building trades.

If money were no issue, what would you do with your time? Mentoring and mission work – basically what I’m doing not but full-time vs. part-time.

Favorite food? Worst food? Italian – all dishes. Chinese – can’t stand it.

Cook or clean dishes? Cook.

Favorite sports team(s)? Favorite book? Favorite movie? Cubs/Bears. Big on Atlanta United though. Big fan of the Marvel movies and mystery movies in general. Spy movies like Jack Ryan.

Furthest you’ve ever traveled? Best trip of life? Furthest: Japan/St. Petersburg. Best: Italy when we did Amalfi coast.

Speak any other languages? No. Grew up Italian but don’t speak any.

Mountains, beach, or staycation? Me: mountains. Wife prefers the beach. So most family trips are beach oriented as there’s more to do.

Role model in your life? My uncle Tony who inspired me to be an architect. My dad – great guy, very solid and spent a lot of time with me.

What is one tidbit of information about you we wouldn’t expect? Bible teacher. Saturday mornings I facilitate a bible study course.

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