Our Company

At ON POINT Design Build, our architect-led approach leads to an enjoyable process with stunning results.

At ON POINT Design Build, we feel that you should love your new practice… but you should also enjoy every step of the process!

Our friendly team has a can-do attitude. We’ll guide you through the design-build process from start to finish. When you are creating a medical boutique or dental office, you need a team to work WITH you, helping you to navigate the thousands of decisions that will be encountered. We’ll lead you through this process with grace, helping to minimize your stress while optimizing the results for your new medical office.

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Lisa Elkins
Managing Partner LEED AP

Lisa Elkins is a licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional with more than twenty years of architectural and interior design experience in Chicago, San Francisco and London. Lisa is passionate about creating unique, eye-catching spaces and buildings in which doctors and their team members can be proud to work.

Lisa has also worked as a furniture designer and an architectural writer, and has taught architectural design at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Ron Elkins
Director of Design NCARB LEED AP

Ron Elkins is a licensed architect in multiple states, and his NCARB certification allows him to practice throughout the US.  Ron is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of Passive House Alliance US (PHAUS).  Ron’s Self-Certification credential allows ON POINT’s Chicago projects to benefit from significantly reduced building permit time.  This saves our clients time and money.

With more than twenty-five years of diverse experience in Chicago, San Francisco and London, Ron has been the project architect for multiple award-winning projects.

Max Malenkov
Project Manager

Max Malenkov completed his university studies at the Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University in Russia. Upon relocating to Illinois, he began his construction project management career.  After initially working in carpentry, he quickly expanded his horizons to full-scale medical office construction and has completed more than 50 projects.  Max’s technical expertise is helpful during the design process, and his managerial expertise keeps projects running smoothly throughout construction. Max’s skills are critical in turning design drawings into a beautiful, functioning practice.

Emily Tjeerdsma
Principal Architect NCARB LEED AP

Emily Tjeerdsma is an Illinois licensed architect and LEED Accredited Professional with over fifteen years of architectural experience in the Chicago area. She has extensive experience in dental and oral surgery build-outs, and has also managed veterinary and medial projects.  Emily is an active member of USGBC and E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs), and she manages LEED coordination and documentation for projects that pursue certification.

Jenny Lewis-Jones
Director of Interiors LEED Green Associate

Jenny Lewis-Jones graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Interior Design and has over 15 years in the design and construction industry. Due to Jenny’s previous role at the Chicago Center for Green Technology, her product knowledge surrounding all types of finishes is impressive, and her ability to combine them in to striking finish palettes is nothing short of inspiring.

Kim Woods
Project Coordinator

Kimberly Woods has a bachelors’ degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Photography from Black Hills State University.  Throughout her career, she has overlapped in the worlds of real estate and photography, and her knowledge of these areas has been useful in her role as a Project Coordinator for ON POINT.  In addition, Kim’s time in the US Air Force has instilled her with stellar organizational skills.


We focus on innovative design, lasting quality, and professional support to provide excellence in our work.


Our design process covers everything from eye-catching aesthetics to daily functionality. We offer a supportive, proven system that helps you work out the details early so that the process is as smooth as possible. Design is our passion. We are here to provide innovative ideas and finishes that will make your office stand out in the industry. Not only do we offer a listening ear and professional advice, but we utilize real-time 3D modeling so that you can see the changes as they are implemented in the design.


Rest assured knowing that you are investing in quality and durability. We pay attention to the smallest details to ensure the highest levels of excellence for every project. Your office will be built to last. Alignment, flow, and functionality are harmonized to ensure the quality of every aspect of your design and build.

Friendly Process

Working with a friendly team makes it a fun, stress-free process. Your project is led by architectural professionals who truly care about the outcome of your new dental or medical office. We’re the only show in town that is led by designers with more than 10 years of experience working on medical and dental architectural designs.