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Kendall Dorman

Kendall Dorman is a practicing Architect registered in The District of Columbia, The Commonwealth of Virginia and The State of Maryland with over 30 years of professional experience.  Before forming his current award winning firm, Wiebenson & Dorman Architects PC in 1994 (with the late John “Wieb” Wiebenson) headquartered in Washington DC, he practiced in Chicago, Los Angeles and Phoenix.  He has been the lead Architect for a variety of projects including Pyramid Atlantic, Martha’s Table, Emmaus Services for the Aging, Bread for the City’s recent clinic expansion along with a variety of residential projects throughout the US.  Some of the firm’s residential projects were recently included in the book East Coast Modern: Contemporary Residential Architecture and Interiors.  His firm also developed 410 GooDBuddY – a renovation of an urban row house in a transitional neighborhood that serves as his firm’s offices and also incorporates exhibition/civic space for artists and others.  His firm has won DC City Paper Best Architect in 2013 and 2014.


Kendall was born in Nebraska, earned a MArch from Arizona State University, and was a founding member of Kill Architects, a group that investigated social issues through architecture and art.  He has sat on the Board of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) and is active on the Board of The Family Place – an organization that helps promote stability and well-being for low income families by offering education, critical resources, and social support. 


Currently he is most interested in discovering creative ways to build on small urban lots.  Philosophically he strives to design architecture projects that result in designs that are appropriate to the property, to the users, to any existing amenities, to the environment and especially to the times in which we live.


An avid cyclist, Kendall lives in the urban DC village of Mount Pleasant with his wife Jt Roy.

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