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DEAN K. BRENNEMAN, AIA

Visionary design, for people who want to invest in their lives, not just their real estate.

Dean Brenneman is a Sarasota, Florida and Washington, D.C. based architect specializing in custom home and apartment design, remodeling, renovation and historic preservation. He is a licensed architect with over 35 years of experience, and his work can be seen throughout the Atlantic seaboard and the Caribbean.  

Dean’s lifelong fascination with shaping the home environment has led him to study and practice in most styles of architecture – he is equally comfortable designing in classical and contemporary idioms. A “classicist” by training and a “modernist” by inclination, Dean’s style is rooted in the desire to integrate the timeless values of traditional architecture with the openness, light and technical innovation we have come to expect from contemporary design. Dean believes that architectural design is a collaborative process – not an extension of the ego of the architect.

It’s all about you, the client – developing a close connection that helps me thoroughly understand how you want to live. And, once I understand that, my mission is to create a special, personalized solution that will transform how you live in your home.
 
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A native Washingtonian, Dean began his architectural practice in the Washington, DC area.  It evolved into a design/build firm that was highly acclaimed and garnered many accolades and awards over a dozen years.  Eventually, Dean went back to solo practice and now divides his time between offices in Sarasota, Florida and Washington, DC.  He is enthusiastically married to Hungarian-born Márika Behr Brenneman, who works with him in the company.  Their homes have included an artfully restored Victorian, a sophisticated Urban Co-op, an updated Mid-Century Modern, and a renovated Contemporary.

Your house is either charging your emotional batteries or draining them - there is no neutral architecture.