Architectural Engineering Technology - Meet the Faculty

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Liaquat Khan, D.A., Department Head - Architectural Engineering TechnologyDepartment Head
Liaquat Khan, D.A.

Dr. Khan joined the faculty as AET Department Head in 2002. He has worked professionally in Washington D.C. - Maryland area, and overseas. His academic experience includes teaching undergraduate Design Studios, Contract Documents, AutoCAD, Post Occupancy Evaluation - a graduate course, and designing 2-year Diploma programs for the Architecture Department, College of Architecture & Planning at KFU. Dr. Khan's areas of interest include learning models and architecture education, technology, urban design, and use of computers in architecture education. Dr. Khan holds a Bachelor's of Architecture from the University of Engineering & Technology - Lahore, a Master's of Architecture from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and a Doctor of Arts from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

Veronica Thibodeau Carter, Professor - Architectural Engineering TechnologyVeronica Thibodeau Carter

Professor Carter began as an adjunct professor in 2005 and joined the Architectural Engineering Technology department at NHTI as a full time professor in 2008. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH earning a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. Her experience ranges from structural building design and inspection, to dam analysis, to water and wastewater projects for municipal systems, and utility construction inspection.

Professor Carter is a Licensed Professional Engineer in New Hampshire, and was named NH Young Engineer of the Year in 2010. She is actively involved in professional engineering societies and served on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Society of Professional Engineers 2006-08. In addition to teaching civil engineering courses in the AET Department, she is the advisor to the Architectural Engineering Technology Club at NHTI and regularly volunteers in her community to promote the engineering profession.

Adjunct Professor Karen SchactAdjunct Professor Karen Schact

Karen Schacht graduated from the NHTI with her Associates Degree in Architectural Engineering Technology and from the Boston Architectural Center with her first professional degree in architecture. She has been practicing architecture first as an intern architect and then as a graduate architect for over 18 years in two distinctly different firm environments. Her first five years of practice were in a large multi-disciplinary firm of architects, land planners and landscape architects followed by her current position with the design oriented Architecture and Planning firm of C.N. Carley Associates in Concord, New Hampshire where she is a senior designer and project architect for a multitude of project types. Her work at C.N. Carley Associates can be viewed at the company web site, In addition to her skills as an architect she has strong graphic presentation and graphic design skills (she designed the company's web site), custom furniture design and guides both the interior and lighting design for the firms projects.

Adjunct Professor John GorhamAdjunct Professor John Gorham

John Gorham is a registered Civil Engineer and has been working as a consultant on environmental, structural and transportation projects for the past 14 years. He has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Science in Geo-Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He is presently an adjunct professor in the Architectural Engineering Technology Department.

NHTI, Concord's Community College Architectural Engineering Technology Adjunct Professor Bill HickeyAdjunct Professor Bill HIckey

Bill Hickey is a 1987 graduate of NHTI, where he gained his appreciation for hands-on teaching and learning that brought architectural and engineering concepts to life.  As a Senior Vice President for The H.L. Turner Group in Concord, Bill is a lead structural engineer actively involved with the day-to-day management and operations of the firm.  In addition to his key role overseeing the structural engineering division, he is responsible for all architectural work group functions as well as assisting with marketing, client relations, and business development activities for the company.

Bill enjoys staying connected to NHTI by teaching classes or hosting a class of students in his office for a tour of an interdisciplinary design firm.  He and his wife Martha live in Bow and have two adult sons.  He’s a sports enthusiast that spends much of his time golfing, thinking about golf, and hoping for good weather so he can get out on the course.

Adjunct Professor Magnus McLetchieAdjunct Professor Magnus McLetchie

Magnus McLetchie is a Registered Architect and was a member of the faculty from 1976 until Spring 2005 when he retired, he continues to teach at NHTI as and adjunct professor. He received an associate of science degree from Wentworth Institute and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Colorado. He teaches courses in Environmental Systems, Construction Management, Construction Materials, and Architectural Design Studio.

Adjunct Professor Ron NatoliAdjunct Professor Ron Natoli

Ron Natoli is a licensed Land Surveyor with over 30 years of technical and professional experience in land/engineering surveying, forestry, and environmental consulting. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a major in Forestry. Ron has been providing consulting services in the areas of Land Surveying and forestry since 1971. Previously he taught surveying course at Lakes Region Community College.

NHTI, Concord's Community College Architectural Engineering Technology Adjunct Professor Andrew QueenAdjunct Professor Andrew Queen, Architect

Andrew Queen is a 1993 graduate of NHTI’s Architectural Engineering program. He continued his education at Keene State College, earning a Bachelor of Science, and at Virginia Tech, earning a Master’s of Architecture, where he was awarded the American Institute of Architects’ School Medal for excellence in the study of architecture.  Andrew has worked for many architectural firms throughout New Hampshire and Virginia. For the past 12 years he has worked in the realm of design-build getting an opportunity to work on many projects from hospitality to multi-family residential to college and university buildings. Andrew is currently the Director of Design for a design-build company in the lakes region.

Andrew Queen started teaching as an Adjunct Faculty member at NHTI in the fall of 2007. He teaches courses in Architectural Design Studio, Construction Management, and Environmental Systems.

NHTI, Concord's Community College Adjunct Professor Victor RenoAdjunct Professor Victor Reno, M.S., P.E., IES, LEED-AP, Principal of Reno Engineering & Light Design

Victor Reno's diverse background includes more than 35 years experience in electrical, mechanical, and energy engineering, with twenty five years devoted to architectural and specialty lighting design.  Engineering projects cover a wide range of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities.  He has taught at the post secondary level and has authored more than ten technical papers and articles and has contributed to two books.

Victor Reno’s lighting design projects have received several honorable mention awards and been written up in magazines such as Home, House Beautiful and New Hampshire Magazine.



Liaquat Khan, D.A.
AET Department Head

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