meet our team

WHO WE ARE

ROBERT BITTERLI, AIA/NCARB,LEED AP

Principal + Expert Architect

Throughout Bob’s career he has provided clients with a personal commitment, delivering expert consultant services in a forthright manner, with both pragmatic and theoretical perspectives in mind.

Specialties
  • Trial and Mediation Expert Witness
  • Forensic Architecture
  • Design & Construction Claims

MITCH WRIGHT, AAFS, RWC, IACT

Principal + Building Scientist

Mitch has specialized in Building Enclosure Science, Research and Analysis since 2006. He currently sits on multiple industry standards committees and has served as a forensic expert in over 30 cases. 

Specialties
  • Scientific & Industry Standards
  • Waterproofing & Roof Inspections
  • Material Properties & Performance

SCOTT BITTERLI, CDT

Principal + Managing Director

Scott manages day-to-day operations of the firm and serves as a Project Principal. He also ensures that we effectively communicate our findings with engaging reports, presentations & infographics.

Specialties
  • Client Relations
  • Visual Communications
  • Innovative Housing & Community Development
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LEWIS HOWIE, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Consultant, Architect

Mr. Howie, a Registered Architect since 1981, brings significant experience including building failures & forensics, design & construction documents, construction management, & strategic real estate planning.
Specialties
  • Architectural Standards of Care
  • Forensic Document Analysis
  • Architectural/Construction Defects

JACK TOWNLEY, CFLC

Senior Consultant, former Architect + General Contractor

Jack served 40 years as an architect & contractor. He is a Certified Forensic Litigation Consultant and serves on the board of the Forensic Expert Witness Association.

Specialties
  • Architect & General Contractor
  • Remediation & Project Management
  • National & International Experience

DAVID ANDERSON, AIA

Forensic Architect

David has been a licensed architect in Florida since 1975, and a Testifying Expert since 2003, specializing in Architect Standard of Care, Design & Construction Defects, and Construction Administration. 

Specialties
  • Architectural Standards of Care
  • Forensic Document Analysis
  • Architectural/Construction Defects
Sean Kelly 2022

SEAN KELLY, CDT, AIA ASSOCIATE

Project Manager, Building Investigator

Sean supports our experts in all facets of Design + Construction Litigation as well as Building Enclosure Consulting projects. He brings expertise in materials and fabrication as a Certified Composites Technician.

Specialties
  • On-Site Investigations & Destructive Testing
  • Product & Performance Research
  • Materials Specialist

DEBBIE KNIPPEN

AR Administrator, Office Manager

Debbie works closely with our team and our clients to ensure prompt and friendly contract management and project administration. She also has decades of experience in Surveying and Site Design. 

Specialties
  • Client Relations
  • Account Management
  • Office Management

JACK WEST III

Building Claims Adjuster, Investigator

Jack serves as Building Claims Investigator and Licensed Florida Insurance Adjuster. His career has been focused in Engineering Design and Construction Observation.
Specialties
  • On-Site Inspections
  • Building Claims
  • Property Insurance