Team

Our studio is located on the top floor of an historic brick warehouse, at the top of Portland’s Old Port. We have brought as much of the natural Maine landscape into our workspace as possible, from beach rocks within translucent walls, to a rippling galvanized steel ribbon tack space covered in our sketches. As you pause at the entry we bet you won’t be able to resist gliding your hand across the concrete wave.

Phil Kaplan - Principal

Phil Kaplan

Principal

Adrienne Stauffer - Principal, Director of Operations and Marketing

Adrienne Stauffer

Principal, Director of Operations and Marketing

Kaplan Thompson Architects
Kai Fast - Sustainability Specialist, CPHC®

Kai Fast

Sustainability Specialist, CPHC®

Grace Mathieson - Architectural Staff

Grace Mathieson

Architectural Staff

We hope you’re looking for a team of architects who are careful listeners, lifelong learners, and believers in the synergy between the built environment and the world around us. If you value beautiful design and high efficiency, our team has the technical expertise and personal passion to create designs that are memorable, adaptable, and will stand the test of time.

Quinn Wilcox - Architectural Staff, LEED GA

Quinn Wilcox

Architectural Staff, LEED GA

Kaplan Thompson Architects
Richard Lo - Associate, Senior Architectural Staff

Richard Lo

Associate, Senior Architectural Staff

Rachel McBrien - Associate, Senior Interior Designer

Rachel McBrien

Associate, Senior Interior Designer

Kaplan Thompson Architects
Cara Bionde - Architectural Staff, LFA

Cara Bionde

Architectural Staff, LFA

Sam Bell-Hart - Architectural Staff

Sam Bell-Hart

Architectural Staff

Selomi Nganga - Architectural Staff

Selomi Nganga

Architectural Staff

Kaplan Thompson Architects is the first architecture firm in Maine to receive the JUST label for our commitment to improving social equity in our workplace and the community. The International Living Future Institute launched JUST in 2014 to enrich the Equity category of its Living Building Challenge (LBC) Program. While most sustainability initiatives only focus on environmental and economic concerns, LBC is the first green building metric to also address social justice issues.

Jesse Thompson - Principal

Jesse Thompson

Principal

Adam Wallace - Associate, Senior Architect

Adam Wallace

Associate, Senior Architect

We move easily between hand sketching and digital production. We create 3D printed models, animated walkthroughs, and gorgeous renderings whenever it helps visualize your design better. We work commonly with clients from across the country using our secure extranet and web meeting software which allows full immersion in your building from any web browser.

Emily Greene - Senior Architectural Staff

Emily Greene

Senior Architectural Staff

Susan Brewer - Architect

Susan Brewer

Architect

Kaplan Thompson Architects
Meg Bunke - Architectural Staff

Meg Bunke

Architectural Staff

Olivia Bogert - Associate, Office Manager

Olivia Bogert

Associate, Office Manager

Kaplan Thompson Architects