Jamie joined Kaplan Thompson Architects in 2008 from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He is an Associate, a Maine Licensed Architect, a LEED-accredited professional and acts as the director of the firm’s restaurant market sector. Jamie is currently co-chair of the Maine chapter of the AIA and helped organize the Maine Wood + Sustainability Conference in Portland last May.
He holds a philosophy degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and went on to own and manage a ski photography business in Utah. When it became clear that architecture was his second calling, Jamie went on to earn a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon.
Jamie says, “I enjoy designing beautiful spaces—at best, it’s creating a livable sculpture. I like finding creative solutions to complex problems through design, and I enjoy seeing a happy client at the end of a project.”
“I’ve worked on large, custom residential projects; small, affordable, modular projects; townhomes, restaurants, and remodels. I worked on the Redfern Properties Harborview Townhomes, which won a New England AIA award for design, and I’m very proud of my work on the Hojoko restaurant in Boston.”
Jamie spent time in Hawaii, Japan, Europe, and all over the intermountain West before settling in Maine. He and his wife and daughter love everything Maine has to offer, especially skiing at Mt. Abram, live music in Portland, camping, and time at the beach with their dog.