Team Meeting at Drafting Table



Experts ready to serve.

We are engineers, architects and licensed general contractors.
We provide our clients with a variety of forensic engineering, design
and construction services for their commercial or residential buildings.

Donald Atkinson Lead Engineer and Architect

Don received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University before continuing his education at UNC Charlotte, where he received a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Don is licensed in Florida as a professional engineer, architect, and as a certified building contractor.

In 2008, Don established Archetype Engineering & Architecture with the focus of providing inspection, condition assessment reports, repair and improvement design, as well as expert witness services.

Originally from Pittsburgh, Don lived and worked in Charlotte, NC before moving with his family to South Florida in 2003. Aside from work, Don enjoys oil painting, antique cars, and spending time with family.

Sharon Atkinson CPA Accounting Archetype Engineer

Sharon served as a consultant to the Archetype Companies from July 2009 and joined full time in August 2019 as CEO/CFO. Sharon has over 30 years of financial and asset management experience in commercial real estate development and construction.  Throughout her career, Sharon has managed the financial operations and construction loans for over $1 billion worth of commercial real estate development projects for both private equity lenders and developers.  One of Sharon’s signature achievements was the co-founding of a private school in 1999 known as Davidson Day School.  This effort was pursuant to a real estate development project where the property owner desired to repurpose a tired, mostly vacant industrial building into a residential neighborhood centerpiece. The school continues to grow and be successful today.

Prior to joining Archetype Companies, Sharon served as Director of Asset Management for a large private equity firm overseeing $500MM of commercial construction loans. Sharon also served as Director of Asset Management and Investor Relations for related firms where she oversaw $500MM in commercial real estate equity and debt assets.  From 2001 to 2009, Sharon served as CFO for Navarro Lowrey Properties and oversaw the financial operations for a $100MM commercial office portfolio.  Sharon has also held positions as controller, senior level financial analyst and senior corporate tax specialist for various real estate development and construction ventures.

Sharon obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1985 and holds CPA licenses in both Florida and North Carolina.  She also holds the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designations.

Robert Atkinson Engineer and Drone Pilot

Robert received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. He is also licensed as an Engineering Intern with the state of Florida working towards his Professional Engineering License. His experience includes 8+ years of working with various 2D and 3D drafting and construction documentation programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, and SketchUp. Prior to earning his degree, he spent 2 years as a draftsman creating shop and coordination drawings for architectural Interior work for custom homes and estates throughout the US. Robert is licensed by the FAA as an sUAS pilot which is required for drone operations in controlled airspace and commercial use. Robert likes to spend his time outdoors doing all activities ranging from snorkeling and snowboarding, to playing hockey and paintballing.

Holly Atkinson Marketing Intern - Archetype Engineer

Holly is a student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, pursuing a double major in Advertising and Psychology with a minor in Studio Art. In addition to her role at Archetype, Holly has worked as a photographer and social media coordinator at UNC Campus Health for two years. She also has 6+ years of experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud programs. In her free time, she enjoys making art and taking photographs of wildlife.