"The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more."
~ Jonas Salk, 1914-1995
I would like to think my obsession with client service and attention to detail earned these awards but, to be fair, I have also been blessed with more than my share of wonderful clients. After all, it is a collaborative process, and I cannot make great homes without great homeowners. 

Dean’s distinctive designs have earned dozens of awards, and his articles appear regularly in magazines such as This Old House, Washington Spaces, and Women's Week. He has been featured in a number of Washington, D.C. and national publications and TV programs, and has served on expert panels of organizations ranging from the American Institute of Architects and Harvard University, to local historic preservation boards.

Dean has won numerous awards and recognition from diverse organizations such as:

  • American Institute of Architects

  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry

  • Remodeling Magazine’s “Big 50” list of the nation’s best firms

  • Peerless Rockville Historic Preservation

  • Montgomery Preservation



  • State of Florida Architectural License #AR97380

  • District of Columbia Architectural License #ARC-4370

  • State of Maryland Architectural License #6934-A



  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)

    • AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

    • AIA Washington, DC Chapter

    • AIA Potomac Valley Chapter

  • National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Sarasota Architectural Foundation (SAF)

  • Center for Architecture Sarasota (CAS)

  • Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation


Dean Brenneman Architect, PLLC
Offices in Washington D.C. and Sarasota Florida
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