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
    39 years with OLC. Hervey is President of OLC. In his daily work, Hervey is “hands-on” - actively involved...
  • Dan Potter, AIA, NCARB
    Senior Principal
    35 years with OLC. As a project manager and Senior Principal, Dan possesses excellent problem solving and project management...
  • David Sprague, AIA
    Senior Principal
    22 years with OLC. As a Senior Principal with Ohlson Lavoie, Dave brings a wide scope of design...
  • Donaldo Visani, AIA, NCARB
    Senior Principal
    30 years with OLC. As a Senior Principal with 30+ years of recreation and wellness industry experience, Doni's...
  • Brian Beckler
    Senior Principal
    22 years with OLC. As a Senior Principal, Brian's primary role is as lead designer. He brings teamwork,...
  • Robert (Bob) McDonald, NCARB, LEED ® AP
    Senior Principal
    19 years with OLC.  Bob is a Senior Principal and LEED® Accredited Professional best known for designing and managing large-scale...
  • Sam Elsheikh, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP
    Senior Principal / CFO
    19 years with OLC. Sam is the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of OLC’s Orlando, Florida office....
  • Mahmoud El-Metwally, CSI
    Senior Principal / Managing Director Middle East
    16 years with OLC. Mahmoud is the Director of OLC's Cairo office. He has over 26 years of...
  • Maged Elsheikh, EIA
    Senior Principal / International Projects Director
    15 years with OLC. Maged is OLC's International Projects Director, overseeing OLC's global business development. He has over...
  • Aldo Coronado
    Principal / Aquatics Director
    19 years with OLC. Aldo is a Principal and the Director of Aquatic Design for OLC. He has almost...
  • Christell Kee, NCIDQ
    Senior Interior Designer / Principal
    19 years with OLC. With almost two decades as a senior interior designer for OLC, Christell's creative talents...
  • Linda Hoffert
    Principal / Controller
    14 years with OLC. As Principal and OLC's Controller, Linda is responsible for the firm's accounting and financial systems....
  • Shady Moharrem, MCITP
    12 years with OLC. A named Principal in 2014, Shady has great experience in both Architecture and BIM...
  • Andrew Lacelle, CPO
    Associate Principal
    7 years with OLC. From elaborate swimming pools to intricate water features, Andrews’s in-field experience in the aquatics...
  • Brenda Amsberry
    Senior Interior Designer / Associate Principal
    As an Associate Principal and Senior Interior Designer, Brenda’s passion is to work closely with clients to create unique...


Recently Added Projects

  • Doubletree by Hilton – Denver, Colorado
    Doubletree by  Hilton - Denver, Colorado.  OLC's newest hospitality project is a 13,400 sf hotel located south of I-70 on the corner of Quebec Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.  Amenities include a lobby bar, restaurant, grab 'n go, and banquette space....
  • MC Fitness & Health – Page 2
    By utilizing a cutting-edge approach, MC Fitness & Health is focusing on the five key areas of wellness: nutrition & exercise, behavioral health; community wellness; community outreach; and spirituality.  The 130,000 square foot facility is a state-of-the-art ambulatory and wellness center offering quality outpatient, medical fitness, wellness education, and rehabilitation...