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Rob Tillotson

President

AIA, PE, NCARB, LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Registered Architect:  Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire

Rob Tillotson, Founder and President of Oak Point Associates, maintains a distinguished résumé of successful projects and satisfied clients.  As both an architect and an engineer, he has led the firm on multi-disciplined projects for federal agencies such as the U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Department of the Interior- Fish & Wildlife Service, as well as universities and schools, state agencies, municipalities, and the private sector.

He has completed Executive Education studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and Graduate School of Education in the following coursework: Office Design, Public School Planning & Design, Dormitory Design, Theater Design, and Learning Environments for Tomorrow: Next Practices for Architects and Educators.  He has also completed post-graduate study at the University of New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire University.

He is the past President of AIA Maine, serves on the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, and is on the Industry Advisory Board for College of Engineering and Physical Science at the University of New Hampshire.  

Diane Acheson

Associate Mechanical Engineer

PE, CEM, LEED AP
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii
Professional Engineer: Maine

Diane is an Associate Mechanical Engineer and Certified Energy Manager with over 20 years of experience with HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and controls.  She has also worked on energy audits and energy projects.

She is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers.

Matthew S. Albert

Associate Mechanical Engineer

PE, LEED AP
BS, Engineering Physics, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York

Matt is an Associate Mechanical Engineer and the head of Oak Point Associates’ Mechanical Engineering Department. He has over 20 years of experience with HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and control systems design.

Matt is a Certified Geoexchange Designer, a Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional.  He is a member of ASHRAE and of the Association of Energy Engineers.  

Tyler G. Barter

Senior Architect

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
AAS, Wentworth Institute of Technology; BArch Wentworth Institute of Technology
Registered Architect: Maine, New Hampshire

Tyler is a Senior Architect whose responsibilities include project management for all phases of projects from preliminary planning and evaluations through construction.  Projects include Federal and State government facilities, K-12 educational facilities and higher educational facilities for both public and private institutions.  He is a strong supporter of sustainable design and coordinates the LEED registration and certification process for all projects within the firm. 

Tyler is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  He currently is a member of AIA Maine’s Committee on the Environment. 

Alexandra (Andi) Boorman

Structural Engineer

PE
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Vermont
M.S. Civil Engineering (Concentration in Structural Engineering), Northeastern University
Professional Engineer:  New Hampshire and Maine

Andi is a Structural Engineer with 12 years of project experience in government and educational facilities for both new construction and renovations to existing structures. Her experience includes design of wood, steel, concrete and masonry structures.

Andi enjoyed growing up in Kennebunk, Maine and after college, relocated to Rye, New Hampshire with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, tennis and biking. 

Dan Carrel

Architect

NCARB, LEED AP
BA and MArch, Judson University
Registered Architect: New Hampshire

Dan is a Registered Architect with over 10 years of experience in conceptual design, space planning, preparation of construction documents and construction administration. Project types include school planning and design, medical buildings, churches, office/commercial development, courts, military and industrial facilities.  He is a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). 

The artistic side of architecture is what drew Dan into the field and he enjoys utilizing his background in art to aid clients in the visualization of concepts and spaces through 3D modeling and rendering.  In his spare time he enjoys watercolor painting, photography, reading, and spending time with his family.

Sean Casey

Senior Mechanical Engineer

BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Maine
Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)

Sean is a Mechanical Engineer with experience in HVAC, plumbing, and mechanical systems design as well as commissioning. He has been involved with several of Oak Point’s recent projects that featured energy saving mechanical systems, including geothermal heating and energy recovery ventilation.  He has also been the commissioning agent for several new construction projects in Maine and New Hampshire.

Jason W. Chenard

Senior Mechanical Engineer

PE
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts

Jason is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and mechanical systems design. Several of his recent designs have included extensive use of Variable Refrigerant Flow heat pump systems.  His experience also includes specialized ventilation for welding, brazing, machining, molding and laboratories.

Jason is an avid model railroader with particular interest in digital and computer controls and signaling.  He has also travelled extensively in the US and Canada to view and photograph real trains.

Laura E. Clebak

Associate Fire Protection Engineer

Structural Engineer
PE, LEED AP BD+C
BS, Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; MS, Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Engineer:  Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York

Laura is an Associate Fire Protection and Structural Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience. Her involvement in fire protection engineering includes the development of fire protection and life safety designs for new, existing, and historic facilities housing assembly, office, storage, educational, residential, and healthcare occupancies. Her experience in structural engineering includes design and analysis of concrete, steel, and wood structural components.  

She is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and the International Code Council (ICC). Prior to joining Oak Point Associates in 2004, Laura was an Associate at Rolf Jensen and Associates. Laura is a native New Englander; growing up in Maine and currently living in New Hampshire. She enjoys spending time with family, running, yoga, and sewing.

Richard Creswell

Mechanical Engineer

PE
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine

Rick is a Professional Engineer with nearly 30 years of experience in environmental and mechanical engineering.  His expertise includes HVAC, plumbing and fire protection design as well as extensive knowledge of air quality regulations and permitting in the State of Maine and Commonwe.  He has designed systems for commercial, industrial, institutional and industrial facilities.   He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  

In his time outside of work, Rick enjoys playing and officiating volleyball, outdoor activity and time with family.  He is a certified collegiate volleyball official, and is a former Chairman of the Maine Association of Volleyball Officials.

Jonah DeWaters

Civil Engineer

PE, LEED AP BD+C
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Professional Engineer:  Maine

Jonah is a Civil Engineer who has been with Oak Point since he graduated from college. He has over 12 years of experience in the engineering field, working extensively on municipal, government, private and military projects. He has experience in all facets of a project, from preliminary site investigation and surveying through planning and environmental/municipal permitting and ultimately to construction document preparation including site and utility design, drainage/hydrology design and analysis and construction cost estimation. His experience also extends beyond sending projects out for bidding to include construction period services such as construction inspection/observation, product submittal review, and working directly with contractors during construction. He is committed to ensuring that projects go as smoothly as possible and enjoys being able to work directly with everyone involved to make that happen. 

Jonah is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He currently lives in Falmouth with his wife and two sons and enjoys being able to take advantage of all the things the State of Maine has to offer.

Allison Towne DiMatteo

Senior Landscape Architect

LEED AP BD+C
BA, Wellesley College; MLA, Harvard University
Registered Landscape Architect:  Maine, New Hampshire

Allison is a Senior Landscape Architect and project manager with 20 years of experience in educational, residential, governmental and institutional projects throughout the United States.  She has a particular interest in detailing, recreation design, planting design and sustainability.  She is also heavily involved with technical writing and business communication, and enjoys public speaking. She frequently teaches courses as part of the National Garden Clubs Landscape Design program.

A Maine native, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, running, cycling, swimming and cross-country skiing.

Peter F. Dunn

Associate Structural Engineer

Contract Manager, Supervisory Project Manager, Quality Assurance Coordinator
PE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire

Peter is an Associate Structural Engineer with over thirty-five years of experience at Oak Point Associates, including contract and project management, analysis and design, and preparation of specifications for a wide variety of projects for clients including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Air National Guard. His primary role is Contract Manager and Supervisory Project Manager for Navy projects as well as Quality Assurance Coordinator for the firm.

He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC).

Jacques L. Gagnon, Jr.

Associate Civil Engineer

PE, LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Professional Engineer: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island

Jacques is an Associate Civil Engineer, and the head of Oak Point’s Civil Engineering Department, with over 30 years of site engineering design, permitting, and construction observation experience. Projects include institutional, educational, commercial, and recreational facilities.  Jacques’ experience ranges from repair and renovation of urban properties in the cities of Boston, New York City and Newhaven, CT to new construction on undeveloped sites in rural settings. He particularly enjoys the challenges of site design for redevelopment of existing sites utilizing creative, cost effective solutions to minimize impacts to the environment. 

Jacques is an avid outdoor enthusiast and particularly enjoys skiing, mountain biking and hiking.  Jacques has obtained his Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and has been utilizing UAS (drones) to create scale maps with elevation contours and electronic three-dimensional models of terrain and buildings. Other interests include restoring and maintaining classic cars, construction of home improvements and listening to live music.

Kristen Gauthier

Interior Designer

LEED AP
AAS, Interior Design, Fashion Institute of Technology
BFA, Restoration, Fashion Institute of Technology

Kristy is an Interior Designer and Space Planner whose work includes design and preparation of construction documents and specifications for various project types including courthouses, office space, residential, educational, government and commercial buildings.

She has completed post-graduate study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in the following coursework: Public School Planning and Design; Perspectives in Renovation and Adaptive Re-Use; The New American Courthouse.

Kerry S. Peiser

Senior Landscape Architect

ASLA, RLA
BLA, University of Georgia
Registered Landscape Architect: Maine, Massachusetts

Kerry is a Senior Landscape Architect and project manager with broad experience in site inventory and analysis, master planning and site design, preparation of construction and planning documents, construction observation and project management. Project types include school planning and design, institutional buildings, office/commercial development, industrial facilities, residential/community design, and park and recreational facilities.

Prior to her tenure at Oak Point Associates, Kerry was an Associate at HGOR Landscape Architects where she headed the Campus Design Studio. She is involved with community organizations and has served on her local planning board. She has served on the Board of Trustees at Breakwater School in Portland, Maine, and was the Chair of the Community Advisory Board for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Robert Scott Hughes

Associate Architect

RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
BA, Hobart College; MArch, University of Colorado
Registered Architect: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Colorado

Scott is a Senior Architect with nearly 25 years of experience in the design and project management of a wide variety of projects including educational, public safety, institutional, commercial, and government projects. His responsibilities include pre-design, site analysis, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiations, and construction administration.

He has completed post-graduate studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in the following coursework: Building Envelope, Daylighting, Performing Arts Centers, Strategies for Effective Leadership, Project Budgeting, and Master Planning.

Scott is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic New England.  He is also a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a Supervisor and Mentor for the NCARB Internship Development Program.  He enjoys laughing at himself, traveling, and spending time with his family. His interests include playing golf, bicycling and learning.

Andrew (AJ) Kitchen

Mechanical Engineer

PE
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire

AJ is a mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience in energy modeling and the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

He has experience designing many types of energy systems including condensing gas boilers, solar, geothermal heat pumps, biomass boilers, and VFD retrofit applications, as well as steam, hydronic and chiller system upgrades. 

AJ attended the University of Maine and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on HVAC and energy systems.

Matthew H. Lafond

Electrical Engineer

BS, Electrical Engineering Technology, University of Maine

Matthew is an electrical engineer with nearly 10 years of experience designing power, lighting, lighting controls, communications, fire alarm, and alternative energy systems.  His projects include K-12 schools, office buildings, fire stations, liquor stores, municipal buildings and other Federal and State government facilities.  A few projects that have been especially interesting are renovations to an active lighthouse, site investigations at high security communications facilities and lighting design utilizing color-changing LED light fixtures.  Matthew also enjoys performing detailed field investigations, documenting electrical installations and conducting building surveys for master planning purposes.

Outside of work Matthew enjoys playing his electric guitar, gardening, travelling, skiing, home renovation projects, and bicycling.  He is also passionate about coaching his son in youth baseball and following the various New England sports teams.

Norman V. Lemire

Project Coordinator

LEED AP
BS, Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) School Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Practitioner Certification

Norm is a Project Coordinator and Architectural Designer with over 25 years of experience in all phases of construction projects from facility evaluations, programming and conceptual design through construction documents, bidding and construction administration.  He has expertise with a variety of project types, including public educational facilities, commercial office buildings and federal facilities.  Over the past 15 years, he has worked primarily on K-12 school evaluation, renovation and construction projects.  He particularly appreciates the challenges of these projects when exploring options to provide long-term solutions for clients. 

Outside of the office, Norm enjoys snowmobiling, softball and coaching youth athletics.

He is a member of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).

Dale Lincoln II

Associate Electrical Engineer

PE
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont

Dale is an Associate Electrical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the design of electrical systems. He has designed the alterations and modernizations to electrical systems for the renovations to office buildings, schools, dormitories, and other buildings throughout New England.

Wade Lippert

Civil Engineer

PE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine

Wade has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of site civil engineering projects throughout the northeast.  His experience includes planning, design, and permitting for institutional, educational, commercial, residential, and recreational facilities.  Wade is proficient in stormwater hydrology and hydraulics, stormwater management and treatment systems, site layout and grading, roadway design, utility design, and construction cost estimating.  In addition to the design phase, Wade has experience throughout the planning, approval/permitting, bidding, and construction phases as well.

Wade’s personal interests include beekeeping, homebrewing, skiing/snowboarding, and supporting his daughter’s passion for figure skating.

Jeffrey B. Luy

Senior Architect

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
BArch, University of Minnesota School of Architecture; MBA Finance, New York University Stern Graduate School of Business Administration
Registered Architect: Maine, Massachusetts, New York

Jeff is a Senior Architect with over 35 years of experience including programming, concept design, design documents, and construction administration. He has a wide range of experience with building types in both the public and private sectors, including the government, corporate, healthcare, and education sectors.

Jeff enjoys following developments in alternative energy technologies including solar and wind power and energy efficient building methods and standards.  During the summer weekends he can be found enjoying the Maine fresh air and sunshine on the golf course or boating on the lake.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and LEED BD+C Certified.

Christine Lyle

Associate Mechanical Engineer

PE, LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering, Drexel University
BS, Architectural Engineering, Drexel University
Professional Engineer: Maine, Delaware

Christine is an Associate Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and fire protection design.  She is a member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

Peter MacGovern

Architect

BA, Connecticut College
MArch, University of Illinois at Chicago
Registered Architect: Maine

PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Peter is a Registered Architect with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of design. He is skilled in facility programming and space planning having worked on projects for multiple federal agencies including the GSA, FBI, ATF, DHS, DOL, FWS, and the Department of Defense. He is involved in all types of projects including new construction, additions, renovations, and energy and security improvements - from design development through construction administration.  He is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a believer in super-efficient design.

Peter is an active cyclist and braves New England’s weather to commute to work via bicycle throughout the year. He enjoys sailing, spending time at the beach, a good book, and both playing and coaching soccer.

David N. Martin

Associate Structural Engineer

PE, SE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maine; ME, Structural Engineering, Virginia Tech
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, New York
Structural Engineer: Illinois

Dave is an Associate Structural Engineer whose more than 30 years of experience include an extensive number of government and educational facilities projects for both new construction and renovations to existing structures.  He has a particular interest in designing upgrades to existing structures to comply with current building codes.

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineering Association of Maine, and the American Institute of Steel Construction. Dave is a Maine native who enjoys bicycling, nordic skiing and snowshoeing. 

Paul J. Miller

Senior Civil Engineer

PE, PLS
BS, Forest Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York
Professional Land Surveyor: Maine
Licensed Forester: Maine

Paul is a Senior Civil Engineer and Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in civil/site design, permitting, and preparation of contract documents.  Paul learned the profession from the ground up, beginning his career conducting land surveys and site investigations in 1986, before transitioning to civil engineering in the late 1980’s.  Civil/site design proficiency includes facility and site analysis and assessment, surveying and roadway design, soils analysis and relationship to design issues, hydrology and drainage design, erosion control and stormwater management, water supply and process piping, gravity and pressure sewer design, code research and technical writing, and effective use of civil/structural construction materials. 

Paul is detail oriented and enjoys the challenge of balancing the client’s objectives with the varying and dynamic laws and regulations of a particular state, to achieve efficient and cost effective designs that fit harmoniously with the surrounding environment.  Paul enjoys many outdoor activities and sports, including hiking, biking, canoeing, gardening, and playing hockey.

Jonathan R. McIntyre

Associate Architect

RA, NCARB, LEED AP
BA, Augustana College; BArch, Montana State University; MArch, Montana State University
Registered Architect: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont

Jon is an Associate Architect with over 25 years of experience in architectural design, preparation of construction documents and specifications, project management, and construction administration on a wide variety of projects including residential, educational, religious, healthcare, institutional, and commercial buildings.

He is a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Donald E. Morin

CAD Manager

Thornton Academy

With over 25 years of experience in computer aided design, Don is the CAD Manager at Oak Point and supervises the workflow and quality control of construction drawing production in the office.  He also is responsible for maintaining the CAD standards within the office, and ensuring that each project is utilizing the correct CAD standard across disciplines for that particular client.   Don is engaged with all project types within the office, but particularly likes working on school design projects.  He is also very interested in design detailing, and enjoys troubleshooting construction details to improve constructability.  He has been working increasingly with Autodesk Revit in recent years and is enjoying the changes it brings.

Don is a native of Maine and enjoys partaking in what the Maine outdoors has to offer especially hunting, fishing, and camping.  He is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast, participating in many charity events and organizations. 

Kelly O’Brien

Electrical Engineer

PE
BS, Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Engineer:  Maine, New Hampshire

Kelly is a Professional Engineer with nearly 15 years of electrical engineering experience in new construction and renovation projects. Experience includes power distribution systems, building evaluations, generator sizing, power design for industrial shop equipment, communications and data systems, lighting, and fire alarm systems design, as well as the design of alternative energy systems.  She has worked on a variety of projects for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, GSA, Maine and New Hampshire Army National Guard, as well as municipal buildings, K-12 educational facilities and higher educational facilities for both public and private institutions. 

Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, outdoor activities, attending sporting events, and being active in the community where she has coached a variety of youth sports including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and little league softball.  She has also served on the board of the Wells High School Athletic Boosters.

Daniel A. Philipps

Civil Engineer

PE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Professional Engineer:  New Hampshire 
Designer of Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Systems: New Hampshire

Daniel is a Civil Engineer with over 12 years of experience in site engineering design, permitting and construction.  He has worked on projects throughout New England and New York, including various government, institutional, educational and commercial facilities.  He has developed skills and applied his engineering knowledge in a wide variety of the site engineering practice, including site investigations, surveying, site planning and design, utility infrastructure design, stormwater management, construction document preparation, construction administration, construction observation, and cost estimating.  His favorite part of site engineering is that every project is unique in its own way, and each requires a different set of problem solving techniques to overcome the challenges.

Prior to working for Oak Point Associates, Daniel served in the United States Navy on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.  His work ethic, dedication, and attention to details is reflected in the projects he works on.  Daniel traveled the world in the Navy, though his roots have always been in New Hampshire, which is where he returned to begin his career.  Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family and coaching his children’s sporting programs. Some of his favorite hobbies are basketball, surfing, skiing, golf, and playing guitar.

Joshua Riley

Architect

NCARB
BS/MArch, Norwich University
Registered Architect: New Hampshire

Josh is a Registered Architect with experience in a range of project types.  He is involved with pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction cost estimating, construction administration, 3D computer modeling and rendering.

Josh is interested in designing structures that respect local traditions while utilizing modern, energy efficient design strategies and alternative energy technologies. During off hours Josh is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. He is an active member of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and has completed his NH48. He also considers himself an environmentalist; consistently pursuing tactics to reduce his negative impact on the environment including: bicycle commuting, reducing waste by limiting single use packaging, growing his own food, supporting local farms and products, and taking up beekeeping with his wife. 

He is a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Margaret W. Robidoux

Architect

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP ND
BArch, University of Miami
Registered Architect: New Hampshire

Maggie is a licensed Architect with experience in the design and coordination of commercial, government, multi-family residential, healthcare, and educational projects, as well as campus and urban planning projects. She is the NCARB Licensing Advisor for the State of New Hampshire, as well as the co-chair of the Emerging Professionals Network of AIA New Hampshire. A graduate of St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, Maggie has also completed coursework at Cornell’s College of Architecture, is an NCARB Certificate holder, and is a LEED Accredited Professional for Neighborhood Development.

A native of New Hampshire, Maggie enjoys skiing, soccer, and yoga, as well as finding additional creative outlets through knitting and quilting.

Steven E. Sargent

Senior Civil Engineer

PE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Professional Engineer:  Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts
Designer of Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Systems: New Hampshire
New Hampshire DOT Local Public Agency Certificate

Steven is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 22 years of experience in site and infrastructure investigations and assessment, design, project management, permitting, construction administration and construction estimating.  He has designed, managed and obtained local, state and federal permits for a variety of project types including roadway improvement, parking improvement, utility infrastructure, stormwater management, urban redevelopment, commercial redevelopment, building site development and recreation facility development for both public and private clients.   His projects, which have been located throughout New England, New York and Virginia, have gained him unique experience and knowledge of federal, state and local permit requirements and procedures, as well as design standards.  One of Steven’s strongest attributes is his ability to connect with and coordinate with outside project stakeholders, including public utility companies, DOT’s, State environmental officials, and local officials.

Steven is active in his community with youth sports programs.  He is a member of the Town of Greenland, New Hampshire Recreation Committee, acts as the youth softball coordinator and coaches his children’s softball, baseball, soccer and basketball teams.  During his free time, he enjoys trail running, golf, gardening and spending time with his children.

Sarah D. Smith

Senior Interior Designer

NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP
AAS, Wentworth Institute of Technology; BS, Interior Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Certified Interior Designer: Maine, National Council for Interior Design Qualification

Sarah is a Senior Interior Designer and Space Planner whose more than 20 years of experience includes design, as well as the preparation of construction documents and specifications for a wide variety of projects including educational facilities, offices, hospitality and commercial buildings.  She particularly enjoys working on school projects, and the interaction with the teachers and public that the educational design process requires.  Her favorite part of the design process is organizing complicated floor plans. 

She has completed post-graduate study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in the following coursework: Learning Environments for Tomorrow: Next Practices for Architects and Educators.

She is a member of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

She loves being active and spending time at the lake with her family.

Stephen J. Towne

Senior Civil Engineer

PE
AAS, Architectural Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology; BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont

Steve is a Senior Civil Engineer with more than 30 years of experience including site engineering design, surveying, permitting, and construction observation for the construction of a broad range of civil engineering challenges.  His experience ranges from managing the design of small residential developments to large industrial sites, government facility planning, transportation, and urban redevelopment projects.  He is especially interested in projects that involve working with the natural environment and working on waterfront and airport projects.  One of his main goals in land planning and development is to promote responsible, safe and sustainable development; environmental awareness; and the inclusion of low impact design systems and strategies. 

Steve enjoyed growing up on the waters of Narragansett Bay in Newport, RI and he and his family are long term residents of Eliot, Maine.  A few of his outside hobbies and interests include: sailing, vintage motorcycling and restoration, nordic skiing/skating, alpine skiing, mountain biking and hiking, volleyball, ice skating/hockey, fishing, and disc golf.    

He has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1979.

William S. Van Benthuysen

Senior Architect

AIA
AAS, Civil / Architectural Technology, Hudson Valley Community College
Registered Architect: Maine, New York

Bill is a Senior Architect at Oak Point Associates with over 35 years of experience in architectural design, preparation of construction documents and specifications, project management, and construction administration.   He has championed award winning projects in the hospitality, government and higher education sectors.  Bill has a particular interest in hospitality project types that include specialty restaurants and food service.   He enjoys the challenge of design and particularly the need for good problem solving skills. 

In 2013 Bill relocated to Maine from New York where he was an Associate Architect at several architectural firms and headed up design studios for franchised restaurant facilities, transportation facilities, and health care facilities.  He is an avid cyclist and has participated several times in the Pan Mass Challenge, a long distance bicycle ride fundraiser for cancer research.  Bill is a musician having played the drums since he was nine years old and continues to look for new opportunities to ply his craft.  

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the New York State Association of Architects.

Donald E. Wallace, Jr.

Civil Engineer

PE
 
AS, Architectural and Civil Engineering, Central Maine Community College
Professional Engineer: Maine

Don is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience including permitting, site engineering design, construction observation, specifications and cost estimates.  He also served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He is Oak Point’s Safety Manager, and manages the company-wide Safety Program. He has completed 30-hour OSHA Hazard Recognition training, as well as competent person training in confined space entry and excavations, and is certified in CPR/AED/First Aid.

Don's interests include reading, gardening and art.

Kenneth Weston

Associate Architect

RA, LEED AP
BArch, Roger Williams University
Registered Architect: New Hampshire,  Maine

Ken is an Associate Architect whose experience includes design, project management, construction documentation and construction administration in various projects including office, residential, educational, and healthcare buildings. He has focused on energy and resource efficient design throughout his career, introducing the LEED rating system to the firm as the first LEED Accredited Professional.

As a founding member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the USGBC, Ken reaches out to the community with his passion for sustainable design, by organizing educational events and managing communications for the Chapter. He enjoys traveling and as a wine enthusiast has visited the Rioja region in Spain and the Bordeaux region in France.    

Wayne Whippie

Associate Electrical Engineer

PE, LEED AP
BS, Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Engineer: New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont
Licensed Master Electrician: New Hampshire

Wayne is an Associate Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of experience providing facility evaluations, energy studies and design for renovation and new building projects.  Engineering work has included electric utility coordination, site lighting, power distribution, generator/emergency power systems, lighting and lighting controls, lightning protection, communications infrastructure, security, CCTV and fire alarm systems design.  His design experience includes fire, police and public safety buildings, municipal libraries, office buildings, K-12 schools, Federal Government and industrial facilities.

Rob Tillotson

President

Rob Tillotson

President

AIA, PE, NCARB, LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Registered Architect:  Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire

Rob Tillotson, Founder and President of Oak Point Associates, maintains a distinguished résumé of successful projects and satisfied clients.  As both an architect and an engineer, he has led the firm on multi-disciplined projects for federal agencies such as the U.S. General Services Administration, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and U.S. Department of the Interior- Fish & Wildlife Service, as well as universities and schools, state agencies, municipalities, and the private sector.

He has completed Executive Education studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and Graduate School of Education in the following coursework: Office Design, Public School Planning & Design, Dormitory Design, Theater Design, and Learning Environments for Tomorrow: Next Practices for Architects and Educators.  He has also completed post-graduate study at the University of New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire University.

He is the past President of AIA Maine, serves on the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, and is on the Industry Advisory Board for College of Engineering and Physical Science at the University of New Hampshire.  

Diane Acheson

Associate Mechanical Engineer

Diane Acheson

Associate Mechanical Engineer

PE, CEM, LEED AP
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii
Professional Engineer: Maine

Diane is an Associate Mechanical Engineer and Certified Energy Manager with over 20 years of experience with HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and controls.  She has also worked on energy audits and energy projects.

She is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers.

Matthew S. Albert

Associate Mechanical Engineer

Matthew S. Albert

Associate Mechanical Engineer

PE, LEED AP
BS, Engineering Physics, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York

Matt is an Associate Mechanical Engineer and the head of Oak Point Associates’ Mechanical Engineering Department. He has over 20 years of experience with HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and control systems design.

Matt is a Certified Geoexchange Designer, a Certified Building Commissioning Professional, and a Certified Measurement & Verification Professional.  He is a member of ASHRAE and of the Association of Energy Engineers.  

Tyler G. Barter

Senior Architect

Tyler G. Barter

Senior Architect

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
AAS, Wentworth Institute of Technology; BArch Wentworth Institute of Technology
Registered Architect: Maine, New Hampshire

Tyler is a Senior Architect whose responsibilities include project management for all phases of projects from preliminary planning and evaluations through construction.  Projects include Federal and State government facilities, K-12 educational facilities and higher educational facilities for both public and private institutions.  He is a strong supporter of sustainable design and coordinates the LEED registration and certification process for all projects within the firm. 

Tyler is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  He currently is a member of AIA Maine’s Committee on the Environment. 

Alexandra (Andi) Boorman

Structural Engineer

Alexandra (Andi) Boorman

Structural Engineer

PE
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Vermont
M.S. Civil Engineering (Concentration in Structural Engineering), Northeastern University
Professional Engineer:  New Hampshire and Maine

Andi is a Structural Engineer with 12 years of project experience in government and educational facilities for both new construction and renovations to existing structures. Her experience includes design of wood, steel, concrete and masonry structures.

Andi enjoyed growing up in Kennebunk, Maine and after college, relocated to Rye, New Hampshire with her husband and two children. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, tennis and biking. 

Dan Carrel

Architect

Dan Carrel

Architect

NCARB, LEED AP
BA and MArch, Judson University
Registered Architect: New Hampshire

Dan is a Registered Architect with over 10 years of experience in conceptual design, space planning, preparation of construction documents and construction administration. Project types include school planning and design, medical buildings, churches, office/commercial development, courts, military and industrial facilities.  He is a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). 

The artistic side of architecture is what drew Dan into the field and he enjoys utilizing his background in art to aid clients in the visualization of concepts and spaces through 3D modeling and rendering.  In his spare time he enjoys watercolor painting, photography, reading, and spending time with his family.

Sean Casey

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Sean Casey

Senior Mechanical Engineer

BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology, University of Maine
Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP)

Sean is a Mechanical Engineer with experience in HVAC, plumbing, and mechanical systems design as well as commissioning. He has been involved with several of Oak Point’s recent projects that featured energy saving mechanical systems, including geothermal heating and energy recovery ventilation.  He has also been the commissioning agent for several new construction projects in Maine and New Hampshire.

Jason W. Chenard

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Jason W. Chenard

Senior Mechanical Engineer

PE
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts

Jason is a Senior Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and mechanical systems design. Several of his recent designs have included extensive use of Variable Refrigerant Flow heat pump systems.  His experience also includes specialized ventilation for welding, brazing, machining, molding and laboratories.

Jason is an avid model railroader with particular interest in digital and computer controls and signaling.  He has also travelled extensively in the US and Canada to view and photograph real trains.

Laura E. Clebak

Associate Fire Protection Engineer

Laura E. Clebak

Associate Fire Protection Engineer

Structural Engineer
PE, LEED AP BD+C
BS, Civil Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute; MS, Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Engineer:  Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York

Laura is an Associate Fire Protection and Structural Engineer with nearly 20 years of experience. Her involvement in fire protection engineering includes the development of fire protection and life safety designs for new, existing, and historic facilities housing assembly, office, storage, educational, residential, and healthcare occupancies. Her experience in structural engineering includes design and analysis of concrete, steel, and wood structural components.  

She is a member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), and the International Code Council (ICC). Prior to joining Oak Point Associates in 2004, Laura was an Associate at Rolf Jensen and Associates. Laura is a native New Englander; growing up in Maine and currently living in New Hampshire. She enjoys spending time with family, running, yoga, and sewing.

Richard Creswell

Mechanical Engineer

Richard Creswell

Mechanical Engineer

PE
BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine

Rick is a Professional Engineer with nearly 30 years of experience in environmental and mechanical engineering.  His expertise includes HVAC, plumbing and fire protection design as well as extensive knowledge of air quality regulations and permitting in the State of Maine and Commonwe.  He has designed systems for commercial, industrial, institutional and industrial facilities.   He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  

In his time outside of work, Rick enjoys playing and officiating volleyball, outdoor activity and time with family.  He is a certified collegiate volleyball official, and is a former Chairman of the Maine Association of Volleyball Officials.

Jonah DeWaters

Civil Engineer

Jonah DeWaters

Civil Engineer

PE, LEED AP BD+C
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Professional Engineer:  Maine

Jonah is a Civil Engineer who has been with Oak Point since he graduated from college. He has over 12 years of experience in the engineering field, working extensively on municipal, government, private and military projects. He has experience in all facets of a project, from preliminary site investigation and surveying through planning and environmental/municipal permitting and ultimately to construction document preparation including site and utility design, drainage/hydrology design and analysis and construction cost estimation. His experience also extends beyond sending projects out for bidding to include construction period services such as construction inspection/observation, product submittal review, and working directly with contractors during construction. He is committed to ensuring that projects go as smoothly as possible and enjoys being able to work directly with everyone involved to make that happen. 

Jonah is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He currently lives in Falmouth with his wife and two sons and enjoys being able to take advantage of all the things the State of Maine has to offer.

Allison Towne DiMatteo

Senior Landscape Architect

Allison Towne DiMatteo

Senior Landscape Architect

LEED AP BD+C
BA, Wellesley College; MLA, Harvard University
Registered Landscape Architect:  Maine, New Hampshire

Allison is a Senior Landscape Architect and project manager with 20 years of experience in educational, residential, governmental and institutional projects throughout the United States.  She has a particular interest in detailing, recreation design, planting design and sustainability.  She is also heavily involved with technical writing and business communication, and enjoys public speaking. She frequently teaches courses as part of the National Garden Clubs Landscape Design program.

A Maine native, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, running, cycling, swimming and cross-country skiing.

Peter F. Dunn

Associate Structural Engineer

Peter F. Dunn

Associate Structural Engineer

Contract Manager, Supervisory Project Manager, Quality Assurance Coordinator
PE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire

Peter is an Associate Structural Engineer with over thirty-five years of experience at Oak Point Associates, including contract and project management, analysis and design, and preparation of specifications for a wide variety of projects for clients including the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Air National Guard. His primary role is Contract Manager and Supervisory Project Manager for Navy projects as well as Quality Assurance Coordinator for the firm.

He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC).

Jacques L. Gagnon, Jr.

Associate Civil Engineer

Jacques L. Gagnon, Jr.

Associate Civil Engineer

PE, LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Professional Engineer: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island

Jacques is an Associate Civil Engineer, and the head of Oak Point’s Civil Engineering Department, with over 30 years of site engineering design, permitting, and construction observation experience. Projects include institutional, educational, commercial, and recreational facilities.  Jacques’ experience ranges from repair and renovation of urban properties in the cities of Boston, New York City and Newhaven, CT to new construction on undeveloped sites in rural settings. He particularly enjoys the challenges of site design for redevelopment of existing sites utilizing creative, cost effective solutions to minimize impacts to the environment. 

Jacques is an avid outdoor enthusiast and particularly enjoys skiing, mountain biking and hiking.  Jacques has obtained his Remote Pilot Certificate from the FAA for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and has been utilizing UAS (drones) to create scale maps with elevation contours and electronic three-dimensional models of terrain and buildings. Other interests include restoring and maintaining classic cars, construction of home improvements and listening to live music.

Kristen Gauthier

Interior Designer

Kristen Gauthier

Interior Designer

LEED AP
AAS, Interior Design, Fashion Institute of Technology
BFA, Restoration, Fashion Institute of Technology

Kristy is an Interior Designer and Space Planner whose work includes design and preparation of construction documents and specifications for various project types including courthouses, office space, residential, educational, government and commercial buildings.

She has completed post-graduate study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in the following coursework: Public School Planning and Design; Perspectives in Renovation and Adaptive Re-Use; The New American Courthouse.

Kerry S. Peiser

Senior Landscape Architect

Kerry S. Peiser

Senior Landscape Architect

ASLA, RLA
BLA, University of Georgia
Registered Landscape Architect: Maine, Massachusetts

Kerry is a Senior Landscape Architect and project manager with broad experience in site inventory and analysis, master planning and site design, preparation of construction and planning documents, construction observation and project management. Project types include school planning and design, institutional buildings, office/commercial development, industrial facilities, residential/community design, and park and recreational facilities.

Prior to her tenure at Oak Point Associates, Kerry was an Associate at HGOR Landscape Architects where she headed the Campus Design Studio. She is involved with community organizations and has served on her local planning board. She has served on the Board of Trustees at Breakwater School in Portland, Maine, and was the Chair of the Community Advisory Board for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network.

Robert Scott Hughes

Associate Architect

Robert Scott Hughes

Associate Architect

RA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
BA, Hobart College; MArch, University of Colorado
Registered Architect: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Colorado

Scott is a Senior Architect with nearly 25 years of experience in the design and project management of a wide variety of projects including educational, public safety, institutional, commercial, and government projects. His responsibilities include pre-design, site analysis, schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding and negotiations, and construction administration.

He has completed post-graduate studies at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in the following coursework: Building Envelope, Daylighting, Performing Arts Centers, Strategies for Effective Leadership, Project Budgeting, and Master Planning.

Scott is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Historic New England.  He is also a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a Supervisor and Mentor for the NCARB Internship Development Program.  He enjoys laughing at himself, traveling, and spending time with his family. His interests include playing golf, bicycling and learning.

Andrew (AJ) Kitchen

Mechanical Engineer

Andrew (AJ) Kitchen

Mechanical Engineer

PE
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire

AJ is a mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience in energy modeling and the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

He has experience designing many types of energy systems including condensing gas boilers, solar, geothermal heat pumps, biomass boilers, and VFD retrofit applications, as well as steam, hydronic and chiller system upgrades. 

AJ attended the University of Maine and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering with a focus on HVAC and energy systems.

Matthew H. Lafond

Electrical Engineer

Matthew H. Lafond

Electrical Engineer

BS, Electrical Engineering Technology, University of Maine

Matthew is an electrical engineer with nearly 10 years of experience designing power, lighting, lighting controls, communications, fire alarm, and alternative energy systems.  His projects include K-12 schools, office buildings, fire stations, liquor stores, municipal buildings and other Federal and State government facilities.  A few projects that have been especially interesting are renovations to an active lighthouse, site investigations at high security communications facilities and lighting design utilizing color-changing LED light fixtures.  Matthew also enjoys performing detailed field investigations, documenting electrical installations and conducting building surveys for master planning purposes.

Outside of work Matthew enjoys playing his electric guitar, gardening, travelling, skiing, home renovation projects, and bicycling.  He is also passionate about coaching his son in youth baseball and following the various New England sports teams.

Norman V. Lemire

Project Coordinator

Norman V. Lemire

Project Coordinator

LEED AP
BS, Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) School Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Practitioner Certification

Norm is a Project Coordinator and Architectural Designer with over 25 years of experience in all phases of construction projects from facility evaluations, programming and conceptual design through construction documents, bidding and construction administration.  He has expertise with a variety of project types, including public educational facilities, commercial office buildings and federal facilities.  Over the past 15 years, he has worked primarily on K-12 school evaluation, renovation and construction projects.  He particularly appreciates the challenges of these projects when exploring options to provide long-term solutions for clients. 

Outside of the office, Norm enjoys snowmobiling, softball and coaching youth athletics.

He is a member of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI).

Dale Lincoln II

Associate Electrical Engineer

Dale Lincoln II

Associate Electrical Engineer

PE
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont

Dale is an Associate Electrical Engineer with over 15 years of experience in the design of electrical systems. He has designed the alterations and modernizations to electrical systems for the renovations to office buildings, schools, dormitories, and other buildings throughout New England.

Wade Lippert

Civil Engineer

Wade Lippert

Civil Engineer

PE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine

Wade has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of site civil engineering projects throughout the northeast.  His experience includes planning, design, and permitting for institutional, educational, commercial, residential, and recreational facilities.  Wade is proficient in stormwater hydrology and hydraulics, stormwater management and treatment systems, site layout and grading, roadway design, utility design, and construction cost estimating.  In addition to the design phase, Wade has experience throughout the planning, approval/permitting, bidding, and construction phases as well.

Wade’s personal interests include beekeeping, homebrewing, skiing/snowboarding, and supporting his daughter’s passion for figure skating.

Jeffrey B. Luy

Senior Architect

Jeffrey B. Luy

Senior Architect

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
BArch, University of Minnesota School of Architecture; MBA Finance, New York University Stern Graduate School of Business Administration
Registered Architect: Maine, Massachusetts, New York

Jeff is a Senior Architect with over 35 years of experience including programming, concept design, design documents, and construction administration. He has a wide range of experience with building types in both the public and private sectors, including the government, corporate, healthcare, and education sectors.

Jeff enjoys following developments in alternative energy technologies including solar and wind power and energy efficient building methods and standards.  During the summer weekends he can be found enjoying the Maine fresh air and sunshine on the golf course or boating on the lake.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and LEED BD+C Certified.

Christine Lyle

Associate Mechanical Engineer

Christine Lyle

Associate Mechanical Engineer

PE, LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering, Drexel University
BS, Architectural Engineering, Drexel University
Professional Engineer: Maine, Delaware

Christine is an Associate Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience in heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, and fire protection design.  She is a member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

Peter MacGovern

Architect

Peter MacGovern

Architect

BA, Connecticut College
MArch, University of Illinois at Chicago
Registered Architect: Maine

PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC)

Peter is a Registered Architect with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of design. He is skilled in facility programming and space planning having worked on projects for multiple federal agencies including the GSA, FBI, ATF, DHS, DOL, FWS, and the Department of Defense. He is involved in all types of projects including new construction, additions, renovations, and energy and security improvements - from design development through construction administration.  He is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a believer in super-efficient design.

Peter is an active cyclist and braves New England’s weather to commute to work via bicycle throughout the year. He enjoys sailing, spending time at the beach, a good book, and both playing and coaching soccer.

David N. Martin

Associate Structural Engineer

David N. Martin

Associate Structural Engineer

PE, SE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maine; ME, Structural Engineering, Virginia Tech
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Delaware, New York
Structural Engineer: Illinois

Dave is an Associate Structural Engineer whose more than 30 years of experience include an extensive number of government and educational facilities projects for both new construction and renovations to existing structures.  He has a particular interest in designing upgrades to existing structures to comply with current building codes.

He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Structural Engineering Association of Maine, and the American Institute of Steel Construction. Dave is a Maine native who enjoys bicycling, nordic skiing and snowshoeing. 

Paul J. Miller

Senior Civil Engineer

Paul J. Miller

Senior Civil Engineer

PE, PLS
BS, Forest Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York
Professional Land Surveyor: Maine
Licensed Forester: Maine

Paul is a Senior Civil Engineer and Surveyor with over 30 years of experience in civil/site design, permitting, and preparation of contract documents.  Paul learned the profession from the ground up, beginning his career conducting land surveys and site investigations in 1986, before transitioning to civil engineering in the late 1980’s.  Civil/site design proficiency includes facility and site analysis and assessment, surveying and roadway design, soils analysis and relationship to design issues, hydrology and drainage design, erosion control and stormwater management, water supply and process piping, gravity and pressure sewer design, code research and technical writing, and effective use of civil/structural construction materials. 

Paul is detail oriented and enjoys the challenge of balancing the client’s objectives with the varying and dynamic laws and regulations of a particular state, to achieve efficient and cost effective designs that fit harmoniously with the surrounding environment.  Paul enjoys many outdoor activities and sports, including hiking, biking, canoeing, gardening, and playing hockey.

Jonathan R. McIntyre

Associate Architect

Jonathan R. McIntyre

Associate Architect

RA, NCARB, LEED AP
BA, Augustana College; BArch, Montana State University; MArch, Montana State University
Registered Architect: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island, Vermont

Jon is an Associate Architect with over 25 years of experience in architectural design, preparation of construction documents and specifications, project management, and construction administration on a wide variety of projects including residential, educational, religious, healthcare, institutional, and commercial buildings.

He is a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Donald E. Morin

CAD Manager

Donald E. Morin

CAD Manager

Thornton Academy

With over 25 years of experience in computer aided design, Don is the CAD Manager at Oak Point and supervises the workflow and quality control of construction drawing production in the office.  He also is responsible for maintaining the CAD standards within the office, and ensuring that each project is utilizing the correct CAD standard across disciplines for that particular client.   Don is engaged with all project types within the office, but particularly likes working on school design projects.  He is also very interested in design detailing, and enjoys troubleshooting construction details to improve constructability.  He has been working increasingly with Autodesk Revit in recent years and is enjoying the changes it brings.

Don is a native of Maine and enjoys partaking in what the Maine outdoors has to offer especially hunting, fishing, and camping.  He is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast, participating in many charity events and organizations. 

Kelly O’Brien

Electrical Engineer

Kelly O’Brien

Electrical Engineer

PE
BS, Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Engineer:  Maine, New Hampshire

Kelly is a Professional Engineer with nearly 15 years of electrical engineering experience in new construction and renovation projects. Experience includes power distribution systems, building evaluations, generator sizing, power design for industrial shop equipment, communications and data systems, lighting, and fire alarm systems design, as well as the design of alternative energy systems.  She has worked on a variety of projects for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, GSA, Maine and New Hampshire Army National Guard, as well as municipal buildings, K-12 educational facilities and higher educational facilities for both public and private institutions. 

Outside of work Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, outdoor activities, attending sporting events, and being active in the community where she has coached a variety of youth sports including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, and little league softball.  She has also served on the board of the Wells High School Athletic Boosters.

Daniel A. Philipps

Civil Engineer

Daniel A. Philipps

Civil Engineer

PE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Professional Engineer:  New Hampshire 
Designer of Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Systems: New Hampshire

Daniel is a Civil Engineer with over 12 years of experience in site engineering design, permitting and construction.  He has worked on projects throughout New England and New York, including various government, institutional, educational and commercial facilities.  He has developed skills and applied his engineering knowledge in a wide variety of the site engineering practice, including site investigations, surveying, site planning and design, utility infrastructure design, stormwater management, construction document preparation, construction administration, construction observation, and cost estimating.  His favorite part of site engineering is that every project is unique in its own way, and each requires a different set of problem solving techniques to overcome the challenges.

Prior to working for Oak Point Associates, Daniel served in the United States Navy on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln.  His work ethic, dedication, and attention to details is reflected in the projects he works on.  Daniel traveled the world in the Navy, though his roots have always been in New Hampshire, which is where he returned to begin his career.  Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities with his family and coaching his children’s sporting programs. Some of his favorite hobbies are basketball, surfing, skiing, golf, and playing guitar.

Joshua Riley

Architect

Joshua Riley

Architect

NCARB
BS/MArch, Norwich University
Registered Architect: New Hampshire

Josh is a Registered Architect with experience in a range of project types.  He is involved with pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, construction cost estimating, construction administration, 3D computer modeling and rendering.

Josh is interested in designing structures that respect local traditions while utilizing modern, energy efficient design strategies and alternative energy technologies. During off hours Josh is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. He is an active member of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and has completed his NH48. He also considers himself an environmentalist; consistently pursuing tactics to reduce his negative impact on the environment including: bicycle commuting, reducing waste by limiting single use packaging, growing his own food, supporting local farms and products, and taking up beekeeping with his wife. 

He is a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).

Margaret W. Robidoux

Architect

Margaret W. Robidoux

Architect

AIA, NCARB, LEED AP ND
BArch, University of Miami
Registered Architect: New Hampshire

Maggie is a licensed Architect with experience in the design and coordination of commercial, government, multi-family residential, healthcare, and educational projects, as well as campus and urban planning projects. She is the NCARB Licensing Advisor for the State of New Hampshire, as well as the co-chair of the Emerging Professionals Network of AIA New Hampshire. A graduate of St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire, Maggie has also completed coursework at Cornell’s College of Architecture, is an NCARB Certificate holder, and is a LEED Accredited Professional for Neighborhood Development.

A native of New Hampshire, Maggie enjoys skiing, soccer, and yoga, as well as finding additional creative outlets through knitting and quilting.

Steven E. Sargent

Senior Civil Engineer

Steven E. Sargent

Senior Civil Engineer

PE
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Professional Engineer:  Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts
Designer of Subsurface Wastewater Disposal Systems: New Hampshire
New Hampshire DOT Local Public Agency Certificate

Steven is a Senior Civil Engineer with over 22 years of experience in site and infrastructure investigations and assessment, design, project management, permitting, construction administration and construction estimating.  He has designed, managed and obtained local, state and federal permits for a variety of project types including roadway improvement, parking improvement, utility infrastructure, stormwater management, urban redevelopment, commercial redevelopment, building site development and recreation facility development for both public and private clients.   His projects, which have been located throughout New England, New York and Virginia, have gained him unique experience and knowledge of federal, state and local permit requirements and procedures, as well as design standards.  One of Steven’s strongest attributes is his ability to connect with and coordinate with outside project stakeholders, including public utility companies, DOT’s, State environmental officials, and local officials.

Steven is active in his community with youth sports programs.  He is a member of the Town of Greenland, New Hampshire Recreation Committee, acts as the youth softball coordinator and coaches his children’s softball, baseball, soccer and basketball teams.  During his free time, he enjoys trail running, golf, gardening and spending time with his children.

Sarah D. Smith

Senior Interior Designer

Sarah D. Smith

Senior Interior Designer

NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP
AAS, Wentworth Institute of Technology; BS, Interior Design, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Certified Interior Designer: Maine, National Council for Interior Design Qualification

Sarah is a Senior Interior Designer and Space Planner whose more than 20 years of experience includes design, as well as the preparation of construction documents and specifications for a wide variety of projects including educational facilities, offices, hospitality and commercial buildings.  She particularly enjoys working on school projects, and the interaction with the teachers and public that the educational design process requires.  Her favorite part of the design process is organizing complicated floor plans. 

She has completed post-graduate study at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education in the following coursework: Learning Environments for Tomorrow: Next Practices for Architects and Educators.

She is a member of the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).

She loves being active and spending time at the lake with her family.

Stephen J. Towne

Senior Civil Engineer

Stephen J. Towne

Senior Civil Engineer

PE
AAS, Architectural Engineering, Wentworth Institute of Technology; BS, Civil Engineering, University of Maine
Professional Engineer: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont

Steve is a Senior Civil Engineer with more than 30 years of experience including site engineering design, surveying, permitting, and construction observation for the construction of a broad range of civil engineering challenges.  His experience ranges from managing the design of small residential developments to large industrial sites, government facility planning, transportation, and urban redevelopment projects.  He is especially interested in projects that involve working with the natural environment and working on waterfront and airport projects.  One of his main goals in land planning and development is to promote responsible, safe and sustainable development; environmental awareness; and the inclusion of low impact design systems and strategies. 

Steve enjoyed growing up on the waters of Narragansett Bay in Newport, RI and he and his family are long term residents of Eliot, Maine.  A few of his outside hobbies and interests include: sailing, vintage motorcycling and restoration, nordic skiing/skating, alpine skiing, mountain biking and hiking, volleyball, ice skating/hockey, fishing, and disc golf.    

He has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 1979.

William S. Van Benthuysen

Senior Architect

William S. Van Benthuysen

Senior Architect

AIA
AAS, Civil / Architectural Technology, Hudson Valley Community College
Registered Architect: Maine, New York

Bill is a Senior Architect at Oak Point Associates with over 35 years of experience in architectural design, preparation of construction documents and specifications, project management, and construction administration.   He has championed award winning projects in the hospitality, government and higher education sectors.  Bill has a particular interest in hospitality project types that include specialty restaurants and food service.   He enjoys the challenge of design and particularly the need for good problem solving skills. 

In 2013 Bill relocated to Maine from New York where he was an Associate Architect at several architectural firms and headed up design studios for franchised restaurant facilities, transportation facilities, and health care facilities.  He is an avid cyclist and has participated several times in the Pan Mass Challenge, a long distance bicycle ride fundraiser for cancer research.  Bill is a musician having played the drums since he was nine years old and continues to look for new opportunities to ply his craft.  

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the New York State Association of Architects.

Donald E. Wallace, Jr.

Civil Engineer

Donald E. Wallace, Jr.

Civil Engineer

PE
 
AS, Architectural and Civil Engineering, Central Maine Community College
Professional Engineer: Maine

Don is a Professional Engineer with over 25 years of experience including permitting, site engineering design, construction observation, specifications and cost estimates.  He also served in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  He is Oak Point’s Safety Manager, and manages the company-wide Safety Program. He has completed 30-hour OSHA Hazard Recognition training, as well as competent person training in confined space entry and excavations, and is certified in CPR/AED/First Aid.

Don's interests include reading, gardening and art.

Kenneth Weston

Associate Architect

Kenneth Weston

Associate Architect

RA, LEED AP
BArch, Roger Williams University
Registered Architect: New Hampshire,  Maine

Ken is an Associate Architect whose experience includes design, project management, construction documentation and construction administration in various projects including office, residential, educational, and healthcare buildings. He has focused on energy and resource efficient design throughout his career, introducing the LEED rating system to the firm as the first LEED Accredited Professional.

As a founding member of the New Hampshire Chapter of the USGBC, Ken reaches out to the community with his passion for sustainable design, by organizing educational events and managing communications for the Chapter. He enjoys traveling and as a wine enthusiast has visited the Rioja region in Spain and the Bordeaux region in France.    

Wayne Whippie

Associate Electrical Engineer

Wayne Whippie

Associate Electrical Engineer

PE, LEED AP
BS, Electrical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Professional Engineer: New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont
Licensed Master Electrician: New Hampshire

Wayne is an Associate Electrical Engineer with over 30 years of experience providing facility evaluations, energy studies and design for renovation and new building projects.  Engineering work has included electric utility coordination, site lighting, power distribution, generator/emergency power systems, lighting and lighting controls, lightning protection, communications infrastructure, security, CCTV and fire alarm systems design.  His design experience includes fire, police and public safety buildings, municipal libraries, office buildings, K-12 schools, Federal Government and industrial facilities.