Renee N. Poulin, Senior Staff Designer, Associate AIA Intern

Renee was born Renee Nicolle Lemieux in Plattsburgh, NY and raised in Tupper Lake, NY.  Renee and her husband Chris purchased a home in Saranac Lake where they have been living since 2011.  They now have a beautiful son.

Renee attended Cazenovia College where she gained a well-rounded knowledge of the design field.  Her courses included topics such as residential and commercial construction, building codes, lighting, furniture design, retail design, hospitality design and her favorite, universal design.  During her college years she designed projects for a number of competitions, including a Sony pop-up store, a Source One wallcovering design, and a hotel sconce lighting competition.   Her senior thesis made her proficient in green kitchen design.

Her experience is not limited to the design field.  Renee used to be a ski instructor at Mount Pisgah in Saranac Lake and Snow Ridge in Turin, NY where she taught kids aged 3-12 how to ski.  She also has experience with restaurant and retail work, having worked at a number of places throughout Tupper Lake and Saranac Lake.  During college, she worked in the college’s mail room processing the incoming and outgoing mail for the entire campus, as well as delivering it to campus offices. 

She enjoys spending her time with friends and family, particularly camping and fishing in the summertime and downhill or cross country skiing in the winter. 


EDUCATION          Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY

                                    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Environmental Design - 2008      

                        Tupper Lake High School – Regents Diploma - 2004 



R.E. Hanpeter, AIA- Architect, Saranac Lake, NY     2006 – 2008 Intern; 2008 to Present Staff Designer.

CAD Draftsperson, Staff Designer with growing responsibilities including DataCAD-based Construction Document preparation and management, gathering of Field Data, preparation of Existing Condition, Schematic Design and Design Development drawings and presentations, as well as general office duties.