Pre-Construction Services, Cost Estimating & Construction Research

Julie Paul Brown, AIA LEED AP

Julie is a registered architect in MA, CT, NH and VT, a LEED Accredited Professional, and specialist in building envelopes. She manages the day to day operations of North Bay and provides construction consulting for both owners and design firms. This includes construction cost estimating, constructability and peer reviews for a variety of project types. Julie’s background in architecture, real estate development, and general contracting brings a unique dimension to North Bay’s cost estimating and construction consulting services. She is adept at working with design teams and building owners to understand their needs to develop well-designed, constructable buildings with realistic cost planning.

Julie received a Bachelor of Architecture with University Honors at Carnegie Mellon University where she was awarded the Vira I. Heinz Travel Endowment to study at the Technical University in Vienna. She earned a Master in Design Studies (with Distinction) in Critical Conservation from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She has published articles and presented at industry conferences on the topic of sustainability and existing buildings.

Julie serves as a guest architecture critic at local universities and is active with several industry organizations. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Historic Boston, Inc. (a non-profit developer of historic buildings) and is Chair of the Project Review Committee.

Julie can be reached at

Timothy Brown, CPE

Tim is a Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) and experienced construction manager with 30 years of hands-on experience in the construction industry. Tim started early in his career in the carpentry trade before earning a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology and attending Northeastern University for Civil Engineering. He is a licensed Construction Supervisor and has worked as an Estimator, Project Manager, Field Engineer and Superintendent for such companies as Bovis Lend Lease and GBH Macomber Company. Tim holds a City of Boston Superintendent’s license and was involved in the ground-up construction of several mixed-use high rise projects in downtown Boston, as well as hospitals, banks, academic, retail, industrial and residential projects throughout the Northeast.

Tim’s direct experience in the construction industry has fostered North Bay’s reputation as construction consultants, leading to involvement in complex, multi-faceted projects across the country. With Tim’s leadership and knowledge, North Bay has been providing pre-construction services to critical military bases, transportation agencies, universities and numerous public and private entities around the country.

Tim is an active member of the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Boston Chapter.

Tim can be reached at