Wiebenson & Dorman Architects PC provides a wide variety of architectural services (residential, commercial, community). We believe that our efforts should result in a design that is appropriate to the property, to the users, to the existing amenities, to the neighborhood and especially to the times in which we live. In order to achieve such designs, we consider opportunities to take advantage of the Owner’s goals, the site and its views and its features, light (natural and artificial), circulation (vertical and horizontal), energy efficiency (including passive solar) and, other factors that we believe create dynamic, enjoyable, comfortable, and responsible architecture.EndFragment
Kendall Dorman AIA - PrincipalKendall comes from Lincoln, Nebraska, and he has a MArch degree from the Arizona State University. He has worked as an architect in Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, and in Washington, DC. He came to this firm in 1992, and became a partner in 1994. He is a founding member of Kill Architects, a group that investigates social issues through architecture and art.EndFragment
John Wiebenson (1935-2003) - PrincipalJohn's four decade career took him from coast to coast through cities like San Francisco, Denver, Boston and Washington, DC. He wrote articles about architecture, and his ‘Buildings That Teach’ was featured in the 2/98 Educational Leadership. Most of his articles were traditional in form, but some ten years’ worth appeared as a didactic comic, ‘Archihorse.’ He also taught architecture, first at the University of Maryland and Yale, and most recently at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.EndFragment
Samson Cheng AIA, LEED AP - Associate After 3 years at the main campus, a semester in Switzerland, and a year and a half at the Washington Alexandria Campus, Samson graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2008. He has worked with multiple firms in the DC area and has been with Wiebenson & Dorman for 3+ years. EndFragment
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Awards & Recognitions 2013 : Featured in East Coast Modern: Contemporary Residential Architecture and Interiors. Published by Design Book and written by AIA award-winning author Damir Sinovcic 2013 : CityPaper Best of DC : Best Architect 2012 : DC Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation : Bread for the City 2011 : NAIOP Award of Excellence : Best Urban Office up to 150,000 SF  2011 : ArchitectureDC Spring 2011: Bread for the City 2010 : Silver award for Bike Friendly Business 2007 : Dream Homes, Greater Washington DC : Selected Works 2005 : HGTV Small Space, Big Style : The DoRo House 2004 : Community Facilities Award for High Architectural Merit from the           District of Colombia Department of Housing and Community Development : The Arthur S Flemming Center 2003 : An Architect Who Built Goodwill By Benjamin Forgey of Washington Post            2003 : A Home Where Charity Begins - At Emmaus House, Good Works Meet Good Architecture By Benjamin Forgey of Washington Post Cityscape 2003 : Emmaus Services for the Aging, Bread for the City and Martha’s Table by Washington Post Staff Writer  2003 : Washingtonian Residential Design Award for the DoRo House Washingtonian Magazine  2002 : Winner Met Home of the Year, Metropolitan Home : DoRo House 1998 : Favorite Floor Plans, The L Shape House Beautiful Special Editions : The May Kitchen 1998 : Reinventing Modernism, Fall Home and Design Issue of The Washington Post Magazine : The Dorman Residence 1998 : Bigger and Better, Improving the LayoutHouse Beautiful Special Editions : The Fort Residence 1997 : What makes a Trophy Kitchen by Patricia Dane Rogers of Washington Post : May Kitchen