About Us

Company Profile

Lassel Architects was founded in 1989 and has been providing sustainable design services to residential and commercial clients throughout New England for more than three decades. The firm provides a broad range of services with experience in a variety of project types.  Our work always denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards.

Our portfolio of work includes renovation and new construction, commercial, institutional, health care, retail, multi-family housing and custom single-family residential design projects of various sizes. We treat all projects with the same care and thought to achieve client goals.

Services

Architecture

At Lassel Architects, we focus on providing design services that reinforce the needs and vision of our clients.  We strive to create robust, energy efficient buildings that seamlessly integrate with their surrounding sites.  We design spaces that strengthen the human experience, are easy to manage and have low operating costs.  Our thoughtful designs have had a positive impact on users and the community alike for more than three decades.

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Historic Preservation

We consider ourselves fortunate to practice design in an area rich with architectural heritage.  We thrive on preserving the rich history of buildings in New England through the appreciation of and dedication to stewardship of place.

Site Design

Our universal approach to design puts a strong emphasis on developing the site and surrounding environment in order to fulfill programmatic, climactic and aesthetic needs.  Site and building design are integrated to limit impact on the environment and to orient spaces to flow logistically, utilize solar orientation and optimize site development.  This approach creates responsive solutions to individual design challenges.

Planning

We are experts in providing specifically tailored, practical design planning solutions for our clients.  Employing extensive research and thorough analyses and establishing a clear understanding of client and community desires, we develop plans that will succeed in the present and the future.

Sustainable Design

At Lassel Architects, sustainable design is regarded as a standard method of practice, not a specific exception to selective projects.  Our work always denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards.  We continually expand our knowledge base in sustainable design principles, keeping abreast of the most resent design and building techniques that conserve natural resources, promote the re-use of materials, reduce waste and lower energy consumption and operational costs.

Energy Consulting

Our team integrates energy-efficient design concepts and alternative energy technologies to minimize overall consumption while optimizing the space itself.  With a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) currently on staff, we have the expertise and knowledge to work with clients to define energy needs and determine the best way to meet project goals.  At Lassel Architects, our goal is to help the environment by optimizing a project’s energy efficiency while helping clients save money.

The Lassel Team

Michael W. Lassel

Michael W. Lassel

Principal Architect AIA LEED AP

Curtis Boivin

Curtis Boivin

Senior Architect AIA LEED AP

Sarah Hourihane

Sarah Hourihane

Architect AIA LEED AP

Michal Kaleta
Michal Kaleta

Project Manager, CPHC

Simon Yates

Simon Yates

Architect AIA

Rena Schneiberg

Rena Schneiberg

Bookkeeper

Rachel SMith

Rachel SMith

Office Manager/Marketing Coordinator

Michael W. Lassel

Principal Architect, AIA, LEED AP

Michael founded Lassel Architects in 1989 with a focus on designing high performance buildings and homes that are integrated to the surrounding landscape while meeting all human needs.  Michael holds a Masters of Architecture degree from Ohio State University.  Early in his career, he worked as an urban planner and Architect in Munich, Germany, designing a variety of communal and commercial projects.

Michael lives in Maine and enjoys the arts, music, and many outdoor sports.

Curtis Boivin

Senior Architect, AIA

Curtis Boivin is a senior architect at Lassel Architects.  He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been working and teaching in the built environment for more than 20 years.  Outside of the office he is a special Olympics slalom snowboard coach in the winter and a competitive cyclist in the summer.

Sarah Hourihane

Architect, AIA, LEED AP

Sarah has spent her professional career gaining diverse experience in design and project management of custom residential, commercial, hospitality and multi-family housing design projects. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

Sarah lives with her husband Patrick, two children and their dog on the seacoast of New Hampshire.  You can often find her on a boat or skiing and soaking up the fresh air with her family.

Michal Kaleta

Project Manager, CPHC

Michal is a Certified Passive House Consultant and has significantly enhanced sustainable design practices within the firm.  He offers expertise and leadership as Lassel Architects continues its focus on sustainable design as a standard.

Michal and his wife Joanna moved to New Hampshire from Poland to enjoy the barns, burgers and beers.  They live by the lake and enjoy New England to the fullest.

Simon Yates

Architect, AIA

Simon recently joined Lassel Architects after moving to Maine from his home country of New Zealand. He has worked across multiple typologies and scales in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, with predominant experience on high-end single family homes.  Simon lives locally with his wife and two young boys, and enjoys exploring the local scenery and searching for anywhere that will play his beloved All Blacks and Black Caps.

Rena Schneiberg

Human Resource Manager/Bookkeeper

Rena assists with bookkeeping and the human resource department and serves as ambassador for the firm.

Rena was born in Germany and advocates for the US to adopt to the metric system.  She lives in Maine with her husband.

Rachel Smith

Office Manager/Marketing Coordinator

Rachel has more than a decade of experience in serving as the liaison between architectural design work and the public.  Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of New Hampshire.

Rachel lives in Maine with her husband, their daughter Maggie and two dogs.  She loves reading, food trucks, and good grammar.

Reach Us

P.O. Box 370
370 Main Street
South Berwick, Maine 03908

207 384 2049

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