May 2022 Bi-Annual Client & Team Members News

We are pleased to announce a series of new hires, promotions, anniversaries, employee recognition, project-related events, news, and community connections!


As we continue to grow, we proudly welcome 5 new passionate and creative professionals to our team!

Jennifer Plume Headshot

Jennifer Plume
Project Architect

Safa Alazari

Safa Alazari
Project Designer

Headshot of Ashley Sayers

Ashley Sayers
Interior Designer

Headshot of Brooke DeYoung, Project Designer at Lavallee Brensinger Architects.

Brooke DeYoung
Project Designer

Christine Rancourt
Healthcare Principal


Headshot of Project Manager Sean Landry

Sean Landry
Principal and Higher Education Studio Leader

Christina Mellor
Director of Interior Design

Danielle Santos
Healthcare Studio Leader

Jay Doherty

Stephen Laput
Senior Associate

Joe Lonergan
Senior Associate

Julie Spence

Scott Timmons

Doug Shilo

David Harris


Joe Britton
30 Years

Dale Doller
30 Years

Lance Whitehead
20 Years


We are excited to announce that the Harpswell Student Apartments at Bowdoin College has been awarded it’s third design award! The project was honored with an AIA Maine Award for Excellence in Architecture.

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Photo courtesy of ReVision Energy

Oyster River Middle School’s Commitment To Sustainability On Full Display During Earth Week!

School Board Members, Administration, Students, Teachers, Project Team Members and Legislators gathered earlier this week to celebrate the ribbon cutting of 1,450 solar panels at Oyster River Middle School. Hosted by ReVision Energy, a renewable energy contracting company, the celebration featured student led sustainability tours and remarks from Vice Chair of the School Board Denise Day, Senator Maggie Hassan, A representative from the office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Congressman Chris Pappas, Superintendent Dr. Jim Morse, Deputy Commissioner of Education Christine Brennan and Lavallee Brensinger’s own Anne Ketterer and Ryan Tirrell.
Ready to be one of the largest net-positive middle schools in the region*, the new middle school serves as a teaching tool to nearly 700 students, and reflects the Oyster-River Cooperative School District’s commitment to sustainable design.
*Installed renewable energy capacity is currently allocated away from the project as Renewable Energy Credits


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Acadia Hospital Breaks Ground on New Pediatric Inpatient and Adult Inpatient Renovations Project

In response to the statewide need across Maine, Northern Light Health’s Acadia Hospital breaks ground on a transformational project!


Design Considerations For Neurodiversity

The environments that individuals learn, work, heal, and live in greatly affects their success. Therefore, it is important that the physical environment be conducive to everyone—including those who are neurodivergent. So, what does a neurodiverse or “autistic friendly” environment take into account? Lance Whitehead, Principal and Studio Leader at Lavallee Brensinger Architects shares his top 6 design considerations for these environments.

RRMC Psychiatric Bedroom Single

Mental Health Awareness Month

Behavioral Health is a broad term that refers to how a person’s actions affect their overall health. This covers mental health, substance misuse concerns, stress-related physical symptoms, and health-related behaviors. Our emotional, psychological, and social well-being are all addressed by mental health.
Our Psychiatric Services Design Specialists are proud to support organizations who are offering those affected by behavioral health conditions the support, dignity, and continuum of care needed for patients to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we’d like to take this time to recognize our clients and the steps they are taking to make a difference!
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A photo of the welding shop at Morse High School and Bath Regional Technical and Career Center

Morse High School and Bath Regional Career and Technical Center

Morse High School and Bath Regional Career and Technical Center recently stated, in an article published by the Portland Press Herald, since opening their new building they have seen a 25% increase in enrollment in one year with 41% of Morse 11th and 12th graders currently attending Bath Tech programs.
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Patio and side view of North Hampton Public Library with walkways leading up to entrance

North Hampton Public Library

The North Hampton Public Library is designed to serve the entire community. The new building provides common reading and staff spaces, as well as dedicated areas for children, pre-teens, teens, and seniors.


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Waiting room and cafe at East Tennessee Children's Hospital with cafe seating and branding colors

East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

The Discovery Innovation and Simulation Center is groundbreaking in pediatric medicine, allowing staff to elevate the quality of their patient care and outcomes through continuing education and training. The Center is designed to promote a high level of utilization and flexibility, supported by decentralized staff support and storage space easily accessible to the simulation labs.
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