How We Can Help You

We are an award-winning boutique architecture firm passionate about helping clients and communities thrive. 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 what makes a successful experience, 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.


Team 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.


The Philadelphia Eagles


Game of Thrones


Helping Clients and Communities Thrive


The Leadership Team

Michele B. Dempsey, AIA, LEED AP


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 is very active in her community and is a founding member of Friends of Lackawanna, a grass-roots non-profit committed to protecting the health and safety of the local community, as well as the regional image and the environment. 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

Design Associate

Andrea has a background working on on corporate office designs and high-end residential projects during her tenures in Philadelphia and Manhattan. 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.

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

Design 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!