Your Success Is What We’re About

The distinctive work of DxDempsey has been recognized with awards and publications, including Design Bureau Magazine, AIA Design Excellence Awards, Independent Banker Magazine, AN Shopfitting Magazine, Design:Retail Magazine, multiple trade magazines, manufacturer product catalogues, and one of our specialty retail stores was even featured in a story line on NBC’s hit show, Modern Family. 

Though the accolades are appreciated, our real sense of accomplishment comes from the success of our clients and from the data we collect to ensure that our work is producing the desired results. We understand the needs of business and the bottom line. This is why we focus on Return on Design Investment (RODI), which is defined as the financial, physical, cultural and psychological benefits to an organization and its people as a result of investment in good design. We also value intimate relationships and our ability to be responsive and attentive to our client-partners. 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.

THE LEADERSHIP 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 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.

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!

Kim Szezorak

Business Manager

Kim is the Business Manager at DxDempsey. She specializes in solving complex bookkeeping problems and developing processes for the firm. Kim oversees the business operations and administration of the firm.

Kim enjoys researching business topics. 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.