Instructors and Staff
Ethan Courand
Designer & Timber Framer

Ethan took the Purely Post & Beam Class in January 2003 and began working on the Shelter Design Build Crew that winter. He left Shelter in 2005, went to college and graduated from Southern Maine Community College in 2008 with an Associate degree in Architectural and Engineering Design. His education combined with his experience working for many years as a builder for his father’s contracting business, equips him with both creative and contextual knowledge to apply to Design Build projects for our clients. He splits his time between his office where he draws the plans for projects as well as the cut sheets and the shop and site where he cuts and assembles frames with the Design Build Crew. His passion for building and love of timber framing and super-insulated and smart homes is evident in his careful design and build work.