The Firm

Who we are

Collaborative Spirit.
Creative Commitment.
Client-Centered Attitude.

Ohlson Lavoie Collaborative (OLC) is comprised of planners and designers who listen, understand, guide and create. Our staff is committed, enthusiastic and driven to deliver stellar architecture, interior design, aquatic design and technology design. OLC's design process is enriched by collaborative spirit, creative commitment and a client-centered attitude. We partner clients' business insights with our aesthetic vision, deep experience, and problem solving skills to create a successful design project.

Our clients lead the way in providing opportunities for people to improve their health and well-being by way of athletic clubs, health clubs, fitness centers, medical wellness facilities, community recreation centers, day spas, and a broad range of aquatic projects. Our designs enable those clients to serve their users effectively, in a warm and welcoming environment that supports the success of the business.

OLC achieves innovation and design excellence within the parameters of  available funding and functional accommodation.

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Our team


  • Hervey Lavoie, F-MFA, NCARB
    Hervey is President of OLC. In his daily work, Hervey is “hands-on” - actively involved in projects and has...
  • Donaldo Visani, AIA, NCARB
    Senior Principal
    As a Senior Principal with 30+ years of recreation and wellness industry experience, Doni's works on a variety...
  • Brian Beckler
    Senior Principal
    As a Senior Principal, Brian's primary role is as lead designer. He brings teamwork, enthusiasm and charisma to...
  • Robert (Bob) McDonald, NCARB, LEED ® AP
    Senior Principal
    Bob is a Senior Principal and LEED® Accredited Professional best known for designing and managing large-scale municipal recreation facilities in...
  • Sam Elsheikh, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP
    Senior Principal / CFO
    Sam is the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of OLC’s Orlando, Florida office. He has more than...
  • David Sprague, AIA
    Senior Principal
    As a Senior Principal with Ohlson Lavoie, Dave brings a wide scope of design excellence to all of...
  • Dan Potter, AIA, NCARB
    Senior Principal
    As a project manager and Senior Principal, Dan possesses excellent problem solving and project management capabilities. With a focus...
  • Maged Elsheikh, EIA
    Senior Principal / International Projects Director
    Maged is OLC's International Projects Director, overseeing OLC's global business development. He has over 29 years of architectural...
  • Mahmoud El-Metwally, CSI
    Senior Principal / Managing Director Middle East
    Mahmoud is the Director of OLC's Cairo office. He has over 26 years of Architectural experience in a...
  • Linda Hoffert
    Principal / Controller
    As Principal and OLC's Controller, Linda is responsible for the firm's accounting and financial systems. Linda manages all daily...
  • Shady Moharrem, MCITP
    A named Principal in 2014, Shady has great experience in both Architecture and BIM systems. Shady's vision of...
  • Brenda Amsberry
    Senior Interior Designer / Associate Principal
    As Principal and Senior Interior Designer, Brenda’s passion is to work closely with clients to create unique and inspired...
  • Jodi Ross
    Jodi is OLC's Director of Marketing.  She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in English from Metropolitan State...
  • Emily Schisler
    Emily’s career as an Interior Designer grew from her artistic talent and eye for detail. She is passionate...


Recently Added Projects

  • Ubergrippen Indoor Climbing Crag
    Übergrippen is a full-service, family friendly, indoor rock climbing facility in Northeast Denver offering indoor rock climbing, fitness, youth programs, and classes. There are spaces for Yoga, Cardio and Training, as well as the ÜberKinder Zone, dedicated to the younger climbers.  The structure reaches a peak of 45 feet to...
  • Estes Valley Community Center
    In February 2016, OLC commenced work on a new and exciting design for Estes Valley that the community had attempted to build for 40 years. There had been a concept design in place for voter approval. When OLC took on the design assignment, we generated a plan that was almost...