Frank Oliva


Phone: 207.846.4600

Residential • Commercial • Institutional • Renderings

Since 1981 I have devoted my energy to the master planning, design, and construction administration of architectural projects. The first twenty years of my career were spent in architectural firms gaining valuable project experience and working for some great mentors. In 2000 I opened my own studio with the goal of creating site-specific, contemporary buildings, with an emphasis on open teamwork with clients, engineers and builders.

I’m convinced that good design matters and that it has a great impact on the life of a building. Buildings are conceived and born into a life span that exceeds human generations. They shelter us and help form our environment. When designed well, they have the power to improve our world.


Princeton University, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, Architecture & Urban Planning


     Registered Architect: Maine, Wisconsin


Frank Oliva Architect, Yarmouth, Maine, 2000–present
     Residential Projects in New England
     Long Island Library, Long Island, ME
     Renovations to Bartlett Circle, Yarmouth, ME
     Long Island Community Center, Long Island, ME
     North West Florida State College Master Plan, Niceville, FL
     Bulfinch Hotel, Renovations and Additions, Boston, MA
     Liberty Wharf, Mixed-use commercial development, Boston, MA
     500 Route #1, Office Building, Yarmouth, ME
     49 Lafayette Street Office Building, Yarmouth, ME
     Chilton's Furniture Retail Store, Freeport, ME

Orcutt Associates, Yarmouth, Maine 1996–2000
     Casco Bay YMCA, Freeport, ME
     Bath Area Family YMCA, Bath, ME
     Lima Family YMCA, Lima, OH
     Samoset Golf Clubhouse, Rockport, ME
     NW Florida State College Arts Center
     NW Florida State College Library
     UMO Student Union, Old Town, ME
     Maxwell's Pottery Store, Freeport, ME
     Williamson High School, Fairfield, ME

PDT Architects, Portland, Maine 1995
     Oxford Hills High School, South Paris, ME

Sasaki Associates / Orcutt, Simons Architects, Portland, Maine 1991–1993
     Kirk Hall, CMTC, Auburn, ME
     Carter Hall, KVTC, Fairfield, ME

Houses and Barns by John Libby, Freeport, Maine 1988–1990
     Timebr Framed projects in Maine

Archammer-Trittart Partnership, Innsbruck, Austria 1988
     Innsbruck Train Station Competition

Skimore, Owings & Merrill Architexts, Chicago, IL, 1986–1987
     Minnesota History Center Competition
     At&T Coprorate Headquarters, Chicago IL

Cosanti Foundation/ Arcosanti-Mayer, Arizona, 1984–1985
     East Crescent Complex, First Unit