"There will never be great architects or great architecture without great patrons."
~ Edward Lutyens, 1869-1944
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"As we get ready to have our final walk-through on our project, I wanted to share my gratitude with you. This past year has been so much fun for us and the best part is the beautiful kitchen, sunroom, and dining room."
~ Carol Horn, Homeowner
"The process was fun. The end result - my studio - is fabulous."
~ Margaret Fisher, Fabric Artist
"We are absolutely thrilled with your work. We got back last night from vacation, and we had to pinch ourselves because it all looks so great. The changes have completely transformed our house and we love it."
~ Janet Goss, Public Relations Executive
"Just writing to say that this is the first real snow since we've had our new home office. I'm sitting at my desk and I can see snow falling all around me. It is spectacular!"
~ Dale Harburg, Attorney
"Thank you for doing such a wonderful job on our addition. Indeed, it has transformed our modest "box" of a house into a home. Everyone who visits, comments on how seamlessly the old blends into the new."
~ Gaye Brown, Author
"Previously, we've always gone to the Midwest (for the holidays) and this year everyone came here. The way our remodeling opened up the house made it all work perfectly. The circular flow, plus the beautiful plant-filled porch, gave us comfortable room to move."
~ Wallace Snyder, Businessman
"So user friendly is how I describe my kitchen. The more I use it the more I love it. Thank you for a job well done. Great design – everything works."
~ Barbara Peel, Business Owner
"Dean gave me what I wanted, instead of what I asked for."
~ Joyce Gwadz, Attorney
"Dean designed and oversaw construction of a large addition for us. He was attentive in listening to our vision and presented several design alternatives that showed amazing creativity and sensitivity to budget. Throughout the process, he kept us apprised of progress and was humorous in dealing with unexpected issues that arose during construction. The process was truly collaborative. I would not hesitate to use him again. In fact, I have!"
~ Phillip Freidman, Attorney
"Having worked with Dean Brenneman, along with many other Architects and Design-Build firms over the last 15 years, I can say without hesitation that Dean is, without a doubt, one of the best architects that I have ever had the privilege to work with. Dean’s attention to detail, along with meeting the client’s needs, is unmatched. His flair for design and architecture, whether it be on a remodel or a new project, are always something to look forward to. He is a meticulous architect with an eye for aesthetic quality that is unmatched in today’s sea of commonplace design. You cannot find a better choice to design and manage your next project, from a simple portico or kitchen to a whole house remodel or a new home, Dean Brenneman is a leader in the field of residential architecture and design."
~ Robert Arthur, Professional Colleague
"Dean Brenneman has competed both residential and commercial renovations for Peel Properties over the last 15 years. He has an excellent eye for detail and a knack for coming up with extraordinary designs that sets a building apart from the rest. I highly recommend Dean for those who want a really special outcome on their project."
~ Denise Peel, Business Owner
"Dean Brenneman provided our non-profit organization with remodeling plans for a building we have owned almost 16 years and had never been able to move forward on and agree upon. He was able to listen to all of the various ideas different people had and amazed us by bringing those ideas together into one design that everyone felt so happy with and loved! Plus, he is a great communicator who has gone above and beyond to provide us with extremely professional advice."
~ Dr. Anna Less, Rising Tide International Board Member
"Dean has guided me through two major home renovations. The first was a high-end, two story addition, which totally changed the way we used the home and redefined the spaces. The added value was clear when we sold the house ten years later. The second, a much smaller and older home, was another extensive renovation. Dean respected the character and original footprint of the houses while updating and improving the spaces."
~ Lynne Adrine, Journalist
"Dean is a consummate professional with wonderful design ideas! I was not exactly sure what I wanted to do and Dean's suggestions made the project much easier and less expensive. With Dean's innovative ideas, the project was completed in a lot less time, stress and expense. Dean's ideas, knowledge and experience made the final product just amazing and I am very happy with my ‘new’ home."
~ Annabelle Noble, Homeowner
"I worked with Dean Brenneman on two home renovation projects. In one, Dean took two, very dissimilar, original homes and successfully joined them together. He developed a design approach that resulted in a very pleasing overall appearance for the new home. Bridging the space between the two original houses, the final arrangement allowed for easy flow to all parts of the home. The second project involved renovating a kitchen and converting an entire basement into a music-recording studio. The experience with Dean on both projects, from the initial design meetings through the bidding process to the completed product, was excellent. Dean listened carefully to our wishes both in terms of design and cost, and made suggestions and recommendations on how best to accommodate those wishes. We were completely satisfied with the end-results. I have no hesitation in recommending Dean Brenneman." 
~ Dr. Leonard Mitchard, Patent Attorney
"Dean, having had a successful architectural firm in the D.C./Maryland area, is now also in Sarasota, Florida, where he will continue to create magical spaces for those fortunate to get to know him. He is thoughtful and creative. It doesn't hurt that he is also a talented musician, which I believe gives him an extra dimension in thinking about the ways art, architecture, music, and geometry are inter-related. I recommend him highly."
~ Deborah Beacham, Realtor
"The latest drawings are perfect. They literally brought tears to my eyes. The additions are so harmonious – they look like they complete the house rather than add to it. Thanks for a wonderful design."
~ Dr. David Schindel, Research Scientist
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~ Rob Kibler, Engineer


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