Excellence

Evan Aljoe

ASHE, LEED AP, CCCA, Lean/Six Sigma

Healthcare Focus Leader

Evan Aljoe

Evan has focused on a variety of projects including commercial high-rise office buildings, parking structures, and more exclusively hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities. While leading LHB’s Healthcare Focus Group, Evan delivers healthcare planning and programming expertise necessary to providing the highest quality project to our clients.

Mark R. Anderson

Human Resources Director

Mark R. Anderson

Mark is committed to uniting our guiding principles of quality documents, design excellence, and high performance into LHB’s appraisal system. Mark works with our staff to improve relationships, develop consensus, and emphasize the importance of serving our clients’ every need.

Bill Bennett

PE

Chief Executive Officer & Board Chairman

Bill Bennett

Wearing many hats, Bill’s 40 years of experience and valuable relationships provide access to resources and opportunity at the federal, state, county and city levels. His continued commitment to the development of the region can be seen across his extensive project history.

Quality

Kim Bretheim

AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Housing Focus Leader

Kim Bretheim

Being committed to sustainable and high performance design, Kim has been able to work on a variety of historic preservation projects in the downtown Minneapolis area. Over 35 years of experience have offered Kim several design awards on student housing, commercial development, and supportive housing projects.

Rick Carter

FAIA, LEED Fellow

Commercial Focus Leader

Rick Carter

Rick co-founded LHB’s Green Team in 1992, a multi-discipline team dedicated to incorporating high performance into all projects by educating staff and researching sustainable design techniques; that effort has grown over the last two decades into a firm-wide emphasis on sustainability and high performance.

“We lead in the field of design by using our experience to create designs that perform elegantly in the world for the people who use them every day.”

– Bruce Cornwall, Project Principal

Thomas Cook

PE, CDT

Industrial Focus Leader

Thomas Cook

With over 30 years of experience in heavy industry engineering and construction, Tom supervises site construction managers, safety professionals, and field engineers. His broad spectrum background in engineering and construction help him provide our industrial clients design and contract development, construction management, and project implementation.

Bruce Cornwall

AIA

Director of Campus Planning & Design

Bruce Cornwall

With over 30 years of architectural experience, Bruce is known as a strong advocate of environmentally responsible architecture. He specializes in working with higher education and community facilities as a project principal.

Jean Farmakes

JD

General Counsel

Jean Farmakes

Having practiced law at multiple levels, Jean now aids LHB in managing risks with our clients. Her expertise and experience in state and federal law helps LHB offer a valuable service to our clients.

Performance

Michael Fischer

AIA, LEED AP

Minneapolis Office Leader

Michael Fischer

Currently leading the Minneapolis office, Michael uses his extensive background in City Planning and Real Estate Development to serve our client’s needs. Being an expert on Tax Increment Finance District Analysis, Michael has assisted 90+ cities with strategic planning for TIF Districts.

Joellyn Gum

Marketing Manager

Joellyn Gum

Joellyn’s expansive knowledge with firm management in strategic planning, communication, and identifying opportunities for growth has been proven as she’s watched LHB over double in size. Along with her marketing team, Joellyn works to effectively communicate who we are and highlight our unique strengths in every area.

Dan Heldt

Using his 25 years of experience designing, specifying, and coordinating pipeline engineering projects, Dan is the current manager of the LHB Pipeline Group. Excelling at large scale projects, Dan specializes in the design and construction of linear facilities including liquid and gas pipelines and fiber optic cables.

Driven

Kevin Holm

AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, CCCA

Educational Focus Leader

Kevin Holm

Kevin, a registered Architect in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, coordinates project teams and facilitates clear communication between LHB, contractors, stakeholders, and owners. With over 20 years of experience Kevin is well-qualified to meet the clients every request and integrate them into the design.

Joe Litman

Joe takes an active role in every project that he is involved with ensures the project’s success through construction. Being well versed in the design of steel, concrete, timber, precast/prestressed, and post-tensioned structures, he has been successful in managing multimillion-dollar industrial structures.

David Sheedy

PE, LEED AP, CCS, CCCA

Chief Operating Officer

David Sheedy

With over 35 years of experience designing for multiple sectors, David has gained an extensive amount of knowledge regarding codes and guidelines essential to designing sustainable and safe projects. Several of David’s industrial projects include facilities that produce paper, chemicals, power, and steel fabrication.

“Clients choose us because we can serve all their needs in-house. They see the quality and timeliness they get from using a tightly knit, multi-disciplinary group.”

– Dan Heldt, Director of LHB Pipeline Group

Lori Thompson

Controller

Lori Thompson

Lori oversees all functions of LHB’s finance department. With over 25 years of experience she assists in training project managers to ensure they are able to readily meet their client’s needs. Lori also works closely with clients to develop LHB’s overhead analysis rate for projects.

David Williams

PE, FPE, LEED AP O+M, CDT

Sustainable Design Specialist

David Williams

With over 30 years of mechanical design experience and a commitment to sustainable design, David leads LHB’s Building Performance Services initiative. David’s specialties include oversight of design and specification of building mechanical systems, forensic engineering services, preparation of cost estimates, and coordination with contractors.

Design