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...
  • 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...
  • David Sprague, AIA
    Senior Principal
    As a Senior Principal with Ohlson Lavoie, Dave brings a wide scope of design excellence to all of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Aldo Coronado
    Principal / Aquatics Director
    Aldo is a Principal and the Director of Aquatic Design for OLC. He has almost two decades of experience...
  • 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...


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...