Louis Hamel

Louis Hamel

Yorks Corner, ME, US




Louis Hamel Design & Build, York, Maine, Principal

Designing and building small to mid-sized commercial and residential projects in the Seacoast New Hampshire area, specializing in historically sensitive structures and restaurant design and construction.

Jan 1995 - current

Marc Truant & Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA, US, Project Assistant

Project Assistant on the Winslow Homer Studio Restoration Project, for the Portland Museum of Art: Charted project objectives. Monitored and coordinated subcontractors. Ensured compliance with safety regulations, design specifications and code. Completed site drawings and processed submittals and RFI’s. Performed preservation carpentry as needed.

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Restaurateur, Seacoast NH Area, Owner, Designer, Builder

Founded, Designed, Built and Operated five prominent restaurants in the Seacoast New Hampshire area:
Lindbergh’s Crossing Bistro and Wine Bar, Portsmouth, NH
Ciento Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Portsmouth, NH
Lou’s Upstairs Grill, Portsmouth, NH
Little Louie’s Fish House, Dover, NH
Dover Soul Martini Bar and Cafe, Dover, NH

Jan 1994 - May 2005

Legal Sea Foods, Boston, MA, US, Host, Server, Supervisor

Jan 1991 - Sep 1994


Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Design Studies - Architectural Technology

Class of 2011 Salutatorian.
The School of Design Studies emphasizes design thinking, and cultivates creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. The Design Studies program is similar to the Architecture program and it allows students to tailor their curriculum to satisfy career objectives.

Jan 2006 - May 2011

Boston Architectural College (BAC), Boston, MA, US, Sustainable Design Institute

Jan 2006 - May 2011

North Bennett Street School, Boston, MA, US, Preservation Carpentry

"The two-year, comprehensive Preservation Carpentry program combines an introduction to contemporary residential construction with a thorough grounding in pre-20th century New England house construction. Through lectures, demonstrations, projects and site work, students are exposed to a broad range of construction methods, including stabilizing endangered buildings, preserving and uncovering architectural details and recreating documented design elements. Students develop an understanding of building components and systems and learn to compare current technology and traditional tools and practices."

Sep 1991 - May 1994

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, Psychology

Jan 1987 - Dec 1990

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