Harriman Celebrates New Leaders

Harriman is pleased to announce the promotion of five key team members to leadership positions across all four offices.

Aug 27, 2018.

Lisa D. Sawin, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C is now a Senior Associate. A senior architect and project manager in the firm’s Education Studio, Lisa joined Harriman in 2016 and has over a decade of experience in K-12 and higher education projects throughout New England and beyond. She is passionate about learning environments that support educators and students alike. Lisa holds both a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Architecture from Norwich University and is based in Harriman’s Auburn and Portland offices.

Sharon A. Ames, RA, LEED AP BD+C is now an Associate. A senior architect in the firm’s Higher Education Studio, Sharon is focused on higher education and historic preservation projects throughout New England and brings more than 25 years’ experience to her role for clients such as the University of New Hampshire, Dartmouth and Bowdoin Colleges. She is a graduate of Penn State University and is located in Harriman’s Portland office.

Emily Keys Innes, AICP, LEED AP ND is now an Associate. A senior urban planner in Harriman’s Planning Studio, Emily has a diverse background and rich experience in project management, financial analysis, community engagement, and municipal planning for public and private sector clients. Based in Harriman’s Boston office, Emily is also a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Technical Service Provider for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she has also completed graduate work at the Boston Architectural College.

Kartik Shah, AICP, LEED AP is now an Associate. A senior urban designer in Harriman’s Planning Studio, Kartik has more than 10 years of experience in leading urban design and planning projects throughout the United States and abroad. Based in Harriman’s Boston office, Kartik holds a Bachelor’s of Architecture from the University of Mumbai, a Masters in Urban Design from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from MIT.

William H.G. Gatchell, AIA, NCARB is now an Associate. A senior architect based in Harriman’s Portsmouth office, Will has more than 20 years of experience in municipal, higher education, and commercial development projects for clients throughout New England. He previously held teaching positions at the University of Maine Augusta and Boston Architectural College and holds a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University.



Balancing the art of architecture with the thoughtfulness of planning and the science of engineering, Harriman is an integrated design firm headquartered in Maine. With a legacy dating back to the firm’s founding in 1870, Harriman has deep roots in New England’s cities and towns, and today develops thoughtful solutions and inspiring environments for a diverse client base from four locations in Auburn, Portland, Portsmouth, and Boston. Proponents of sustainability, technology, research, and discovery, we apply a holistic approach, blending diverse perspectives to provide our clients with solutions that translate their distinct strategic goals and respond to the challenges of today’s economy.