Nick LoPresti is an architect and a founding member of Dexel. A Halifax native, Nick completed his architectural degree in 1985. After several years of experience in a multi-disciplinary firm, he broadened his cultural and professional experience working on a wide range of residential and commercial projects within various studios and in partnerships based in Italy. While abroad, he was project and site architect for challenging works in Saudi Arabia and Lisbon. Academically, Nick obtained the recognition of his Canadian degree, completing a thesis on sustainable building, which received full marks from the Polytechnic University of Turin. When he’s not thinking about his next design, Nick is out exploring Nova Scotia’s coastal towns and beaches, travelling to Italy, or visiting his grandchildren out west.
Brent has been with Dexel since 2010 and assists in the architectural development of all projects. He’s also the BIM (building information modeling) administrator for Dexel. A Windsor, Ontario native, Brent earned a diploma in Architectural Technology from St. Clair College while setting his sights to further his architectural training by attending Dalhousie University. As a second generation Scottish immigrant whose father crossed through Pier 21, the move to “New Scotland” was practically fated. At Dalhousie University, he obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters in Architecture and later completed the Rick Hansen Foundation assessor training. Outside of the office, Brent is also a gardener and an amateur vintner/brewmaster.
Attracted by their modern designs, Eli joined the Dexel team in 2015. He uses his design education, problem solving skills, and attention to detail to help turn designs into completed buildings. Eli grew up in Nova Scotia and has a Bachelor of Arts & Science from McMaster and a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies from Dalhousie. His previous experience includes a work term at Ekistics Planning & Design and working as a Design Coordinator for a national general contractor. Outside of the office, Eli is an avid cyclist and a proud father.
Kaitlyn studied Architectural Engineering at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) before moving to Grande Prairie for three years to work as an Architectural Technologist. In 2018, she happily made the move back to Halifax to join the Dexel team. After growing up forty minutes from Halifax in Lantz, Nova Scotia, Kaitlyn is thrilled to be a part of a great company contributing to positive changes in the city that she loves. On the weekends, you can usually find Kaitlyn staying active outdoors, cooking, or catching up with friends, family, and her dog, Rocko.
Brendan is a graduate of New Brunswick Community College’s Building Engineering Technology: Building Systems program. After spending four years working in civil transportation design, Brendan decided to get back to his roots and pursue a career in building design. He joined the Dexel team in 2019 and now assists in the development of new building projects. Brendan hails from Quispamsis, New Brunswick and likes to spend his free time golfing in the summer, complaining about not golfing in the winter, and enjoys making music in his spare time.