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Rob Tillotson

President

AIA, PE, LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Registered Architect:  Maine, 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 post-graduate 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 additional 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. 

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.

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 is currently the Youth Boys Director of Saco Bay Lacrosse and an active Board member of that organization.  A Maine native, Allison participates in almost any type of outdoor pursuit that involves motion, including skiing, hiking, open water swimming and triathlon.

Scott C. Donovan

Senior Architect

RA, NCARB, LEED AP
BS, University of New Hampshire;  MArch, Clemson University
Registered Architect:  Maine, New Hampshire

Scott is a Senior Architect whose experience includes project design from inception through construction documents, site analysis, programming, client interviews, cost estimating, construction administration and overall project management.  He has been involved with a wide range of projects within the federal, state, municipal, military, commercial, residential and educational sectors.

He is a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  In addition to design, Scott enjoys the challenge of project management and working with people.  He finds great reward in working together as a collaborative team with clients and project team members to design, develop and implement a successful project.

Scott is a native New Englander; growing up and currently living in New Hampshire, and spending a great deal of time in Maine.  He enjoys the outdoors and spending time camping, hiking and skiing with his family.   His other hobbies include the martial arts, fishing, boating, rock climbing, sport shooting, reading, and woodworking.

Peter F. Dunn

Associate Structural Engineer

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

Peter is an Associate Structural Engineer with over thirty 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
Registered: 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 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.  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, Delaware

Kerry is a Senior Landscape Architect 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 currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Breakwater School in Portland, Maine, and is 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, Delaware, Colorado

Scott is a Senior Architect with over 20 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 playing soccer and golf, and has recently taken up stand-up paddle-boarding. His interests include travel, photography and furniture design.

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

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.

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 30 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, such as Passivhaus.  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).

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.

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 25 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 25 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, 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.

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. 

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.  She loves puzzles and 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 International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

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 nearly 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. 

Recently relocated from New York, Bill 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.

Kenneth Weston

Associate Architect

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

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: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont
Licensed Master Electrician: New Hampshire

Wayne is an Associate Electrical Engineer with over 25 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, and fire alarm systems design.  His design experience includes fire, police and public safety buildings, municipal libraries, health care facilities, office buildings, K-12 schools, and industrial facilities.

Rob Tillotson

President

Rob Tillotson

President

AIA, PE, LEED AP
BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Hampshire
Registered Architect:  Maine, 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 post-graduate 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 additional 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. 

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.

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 is currently the Youth Boys Director of Saco Bay Lacrosse and an active Board member of that organization.  A Maine native, Allison participates in almost any type of outdoor pursuit that involves motion, including skiing, hiking, open water swimming and triathlon.

Scott C. Donovan

Senior Architect

Scott C. Donovan

Senior Architect

RA, NCARB, LEED AP
BS, University of New Hampshire;  MArch, Clemson University
Registered Architect:  Maine, New Hampshire

Scott is a Senior Architect whose experience includes project design from inception through construction documents, site analysis, programming, client interviews, cost estimating, construction administration and overall project management.  He has been involved with a wide range of projects within the federal, state, municipal, military, commercial, residential and educational sectors.

He is a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  In addition to design, Scott enjoys the challenge of project management and working with people.  He finds great reward in working together as a collaborative team with clients and project team members to design, develop and implement a successful project.

Scott is a native New Englander; growing up and currently living in New Hampshire, and spending a great deal of time in Maine.  He enjoys the outdoors and spending time camping, hiking and skiing with his family.   His other hobbies include the martial arts, fishing, boating, rock climbing, sport shooting, reading, and woodworking.

Peter F. Dunn

Associate Structural Engineer

Peter F. Dunn

Associate Structural Engineer

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

Peter is an Associate Structural Engineer with over thirty 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
Registered: 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 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.  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, Delaware

Kerry is a Senior Landscape Architect 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 currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Breakwater School in Portland, Maine, and is 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, Delaware, Colorado

Scott is a Senior Architect with over 20 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 playing soccer and golf, and has recently taken up stand-up paddle-boarding. His interests include travel, photography and furniture design.

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

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.

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 30 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, such as Passivhaus.  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).

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.

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 25 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 25 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, 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.

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. 

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.  She loves puzzles and 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 International Interior Design Association (IIDA).

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 nearly 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. 

Recently relocated from New York, Bill 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.

Kenneth Weston

Associate Architect

Kenneth Weston

Associate Architect

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

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: Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont
Licensed Master Electrician: New Hampshire

Wayne is an Associate Electrical Engineer with over 25 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, and fire alarm systems design.  His design experience includes fire, police and public safety buildings, municipal libraries, health care facilities, office buildings, K-12 schools, and industrial facilities.