In 1985 Mr. Dever established the sole proprietorship that has since grown into Dever Architects. Prior to the founding of this firm, he gained valuable experience working as a carpenter and as an architect in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. Today he serves as the firm's president.
Mr. Dever graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1979. His education included one year in Notre Dame’s Rome Studies Program with architectural studies and travel throughout Europe.
Mr. Dever's extensive experience has resulted in repeated invitations to speak at industry conferences including The Lodging Conference in Phoenix, AZ, the Food Marketing Institute’s Energy and Technical Services Conference in Bal Harbour, Florida and the SPECS Conference in Dallas, Texas. He has been a guest on "This Week in Business" with Cynthia Ericson, owner of Ericson Strategic Marketing Solutions (www.ericsonsms.com) on numerous occasions.
Mr. Dever served as a juror for the 2009 Pennsylvania Society of American Registered Architects Professional Design Awards, for the 2008 thru 2011 Associated Builders and Contractors, (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Merit Construction Awards of Excellence, and for the 2011 Associated Builders and Contractors, (ABC) Central Pennsylvania Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards.
Mr. Dever is an active member of professional, service, business and community organizations including:
PROFESSIONAL The American Institute of Architects:
Society of American Registered Architects:
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards:
U.S. Green Building Council:
Member & LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional