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.

Essmat Barazi

Essmat Barazi has built seven different businesses in five different industries.  He brings over 20 years of business experience in general and 13 years in dental specific companies including two dental offices, Unique Dental Marketing and On Point Design Build.

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 Architecture

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
Director of Operations

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 100 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.

Senior Interior Designer

Kimaada Moore has more than 15 years of interior design experience in the Greater Chicagoland area. Her work in design has been all-encompassing, covering client consultations, finish selection, space planning, and project management. Additionally, Kimaada is an active participant in non-profit programs such as Designs for Dignity, where she shares her design experience with deserving communities.

Jenny Oliver
Jr. Designer

Jenny has an education in interior and architectural design, blending her industry knowledge and innovative design techniques to elevate professional spaces. Jenny contributes to On Point with the role of 3D modeling and design collaboration. Her goal is to get her LEED accreditation.

Architectural Project Manager

Hannah Bernas joined our team in 2020 after graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. As part of our team, Hannah helps keep us organized and on track throughout the entire design process. She brings 2 Point’s ideas to life through her extensive knowledge of digital drafting and 3D modeling. Hannah’s goal is to learn more about sustainable design and achieve LEED certification as she grows within our firm.

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.

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.

Ayrat Bakhmetov
Project Manager
Has 12 years of dental construction experience.  Holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Ulyanovsk State University, Ulyanovsk, Russia.  Has been working as a project manager since 2015.  In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family and friends playing soccer, swimming, hiking, going on a road trips, watching movies and reading. 
Moe Al Tamimi
Project Manager
Moe obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan. He possesses extensive expertise in the areas of building construction and hospital projects. Moe has acquired valuable experience in overseeing both small and large-scale projects. Additionally, he demonstrates strong teamwork skills and a commitment to achieving project completion to the highest standards.
Katie Nolan
Office Manager

Katie is a creative professional hailing from the tranquil landscapes of Oregon, now thriving in the hustle and bustle of city life in Chicago. With extensive experience gained in both London and New York City, Katie’s current role involves turning chaos into order in the office and ensuring we are present on social media.


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.