Alan Lindsay Berry, AIA, LEED AP, CNU
Alan Berry’s career has emphasized a comprehensive approach to architectural design with a sensitive concern for a project’s historical, cultural, and environmental context. His projects have focused on historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable design, and have included a variety of building types from residential to liturgical spaces, the redevelopment of mill buildings, and design for institutional facilities. Alan strives to build upon the knowledge of our predecessors, merging a vernacular aesthetic with modern technology, as we face the economic and environmental challenges of our times.
Diane Abate, RA
Architect, Project Manager
When she relocated to Southern Vermont to join the Stevens & Associates team, Diane brought with her over 20 years of experience in the field of design and architecture. She earned her Bachelor of Science: Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture: Architecture degrees from CUNY Spitzer School of Architecture, graduating with honors and receiving an Excellence in Design and Best Thesis Project awards. Prior to joining S&A, Diane was an Associate with Peter Gisolfi Associates, located in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Diane thrives on applying her extensive knowledge of project management, building design, and construction document production to her new projects, and is excited to play a role in the design and development of surroundings she now calls home.
Jim Williams, AIA
Jim is an award winning architect, author, and teacher. He provides architecture, design, and planning services with deep concentrations in custom homes, multi-family housing, health care, historic preservation, and master planning. The integration of sustainable design principles with whole systems thinking and extensive hands-on design/build construction experience forms the foundation of all his work. As a key member of the Stevens & Associates team, Jim leads an inclusive and collaborative design process which integrates multiple points of view with rigorous evaluation of ideas to achieve constituent goals.
Jeremy Toal, RA, LEED-AP BD+C
Senior Project Architect
Over the last 27 years, Jeremy Toal has acquired a breadth of experience in numerous building and project types, and a depth of skills within all phases of the design and construction process. He approaches every project with curiosity, creativity, and a collaborative spirit—fueled by a deep knowledge of and passion for construction, building systems, and sustainability. As a Registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, Jeremy brings experience in commercial, industrial, healthcare, municipal, multifamily, and education projects to the S&A Architecture team.
Allyson (Ally) Bedard received a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture with a minor in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences from Keene State College. While attending Keene State, she was awarded first place in the 2014 NESEA Net-Zero Energy Student Design Competition for the Residential Retrofit category. The following year, Ally received a second place award for the 2015 Marvin Design Studio Challenge. Her experience includes drafting, building materials, project management, and designing. Ally is passionate about sustainability and restoration with a desire to apply her knowledge of retrofitting within the community focusing on historic preservation.