Our Firm

Our Firm

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What Our Clients Say

Daniel J. Santaniello – President & CEO of Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank

“DxDempsey has been a trusted partner for many years.  The team’s innovative and collaborative approach to design and building projects has resonated in our marketplace and has made the Fidelity Bank brand stand tall.  DxDempsey’s sustainable approach is congruent to the vision and the mission of Fidelity Bank.  The DxDempsey team brings passion to each and every architectural design and building project.  Successful projects are not an option – they are a requirement. DxDempsey is a great partner! We would not be where we are today without the team’s innovative approach.”

Joel Furey – Chief Commercial Officer of Noble Biomaterials, Inc.

“For more than 10 years, DxDempsey has been a partner in bringing our brand to life.  They understand our vision and help us tell our unique X-STATIC® technology story, especially through our corporate office space.  As we have grown and expanded, DxDempsey has continued to help us transform our industrial building and its challenging spaces into beacons of our brand, including offices that are light-filled, functional and inspiring.”

Denise S. Cesare, CPA, FACHE, Principal at DSC Consulting Group

“During my tenure as CEO of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, we worked with DxDempsey on several projects including the launch of our first retail stores. The approach their creative team took incorporated our brand into a cheerful design and led to successful stores where enrolling in healthcare became a user-friendly and inviting experience.”

Michael C. Wilkins – CEO of Marshall Retail Group

“For the past decade, DxDempsey Architecture has worked hand-in-hand with the Marshall Retail Group team to create a dozen successful brands that have helped us become America’s largest, independent specialty retailer in the casino-resort and airport marketplace.  Their intense creativity, commitment to excellence and can-do spirit dovetail perfectly into our fast-paced and collaborative culture.”

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Who We Are

We are an award-winning boutique architecture firm passionate about helping clients and communities thrive.  Our vision is our super-power and our mortal enemy is the mundane.  We use the word “boutique” intentionally because we value intimate relationships and our ability to be responsive and attentive to our clients.

Our intensely talented team of creative collaborators will work with you to bring your vision to fruition and make it even better than you could have imagined it. Our work is compelling, sustainable, brand-conscious and results-driven. That means it is not just about making it look great (that’s a given). By understanding and developing our expertise in the science behind successful retail and corporate environments, the net positive effect is not only a boost to the bottom line, but also better morale and improved quality of life for those who spend their time in the places we design.

We also dream on a larger scale through our planning projects, like the Iron District Comprehensive Plan. This allows us to create an exciting framework to guide future development, ultimately spurring economic development and improving quality of life.

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Our Passions

We are passionate about helping clients and communities thrive. We are committed to improving quality of life through compelling, thoughtful, sustainable, results-driven designs.

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The Philadelphia Eagles

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Game of Thrones

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Helping Clients and Communities Thrive

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Our Fantastic Team

Michele B. Dempsey, AIA, LEED AP

President

Michele received her Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and her Bachelor of Arts in Engineering from Lafayette College. Michele has a breadth of experience that is augmented by an in-depth understanding of Architecture, Planning, Interior Design and Graphic Design.  Michele is a LEED Accredited Professional and is committed to a practice of thoughtful, sustainable architecture, which includes figuring out how to minimize its implications on the environment. She is also adept at collaborating with individual clients as well as large, diverse client groups. Since founding DxDempsey in 2003, Michele has been recognized by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal as one of the “Top 20 Professionals Under 40” and as one of the “Top 25 Women in Business.”  DxDempsey Architecture has been recognized as “Small Business of the Year” and awarded for “Green Practices” by the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.  Michele is very active in her community and serves on several local boards.  In 2007 and 2013, she originated and helped organize “The Office Convention” and “The Office Wrap Party,” respectively, which brought the cast, along with thousands of fans, of the NBC show “The Office” to Scranton to celebrate the City and the show.  Michele also loves to travel, hike, and write.  Always one to challenge herself, she has completed four marathons and holds a second degree black belt in Tang Soo Do, therefore, she is not afraid of anything…except turbulence…and skinny jeans.

Andrea Woelkers

Architectural Associate

Andrea just moved home from Manhattan and has a background working on corporate office designs and high-end residential projects. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Temple University and a Master of Interior Architecture from Philadelphia University. So, yes, she is a Philadelphia Eagle’s fan (don’t judge).

Andrea believes that our environment effects our physical and mental well-being. During her time studying abroad in Denmark, Copenhagen, she was also exposed to how different cultures incorporate sustainability into their designs and every day actions. She is passionate about bringing that same approach to her professional work and personal life.

Chris Chilek

Architectural Associate

A native of Moosic, PA, Chris studied Interior Architecture and Design at Marywood University, where he graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.  Within the firm, he kick-started the Scranton What If campaign and blog to inspire the community and share ideas to improve downtown Scranton and beyond.  Chris has experience managing different size projects and all phases of the design process, but particularly enjoys creating elegant details and keeping a focus on the technical aspects of design.  When he’s not in the office, he works on restoring his 1967 Volkswagen Beetle.  If you see him driving around, make sure to call “punchbuggy, blue!”

Jennifer Sorokach

Business Manager

Jennifer is the Business Manager at DxDempsey.  Jennifer has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Accounting.  She also holds various certifications from Intuit for the QuickBooks software.  She specializes in solving complex bookkeeping problems and developing processes for the firm.  Jennifer oversees the business operations and administration of the firm.

Jennifer enjoys researching business topics and also serves as the treasurer for Mehoopany Township in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania.  In her spare time she enjoys keeping up with pop culture, watching television and movies, and traveling with her family.  She is an avid lifelong learner who is always working to improve her knowledge.  Her pop culture knowledge is rivaled only by Michele, who can even find a way to relate invoicing to Game of Thrones.

Corey Tilburg

Architectural Associate

Corey is a native of Williamsport, PA and studied architecture at Marywood University. His interest in the visual arts fed his desire to create “inhabited sculpture” in order to provoke and inspire. Corey has a passion for design and constantly strives to bring insight and originality into his work.  His talent, attention to detail and professionalism are assets to every project.

In his free time, Corey participates in “The Pop Up Studio” , which creates temporary architectural installations that engages the public in a unique and participatory manner.  Unable to sit still, he likes to stay active with hobbies such as wake boarding, skiing, and the visual arts.  His love of the architectural profession has touched all aspects of his life, including naming his adorable Dalmatian Van der Rohe after the one and only Mies Van der Rohe!