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Thomas J. Dever AIA, ARA, NCARB, LEED AP

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 has served as a juror for the Pennsylvania Society of American Registered Architects Professional Design Awards, for the Associated Builders and Contractors, (ABC) Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter Merit Construction Awards of Excellence, and for the 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: 

The American Institute of Architects:
Society of American Registered Architects:
  • Fellow 
  • President of Brandywine Chapter
  • Member of Board of Directors of PA Council
  • www.sarapa.org

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards:
  • Certificate Holder

U.S. Green Building Council:
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional

The Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia:
AAHOA - Asian American Hotel Owners Association:
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary:
  • Currently serving as the Commodore for District 5NR leading 1,776 USCG Auxiliarists in DE, NJ, and PA.
  • www.5nr.org/district-5-northern-region-commodore/ 
  • www.atlanticarea.uscg.mil/Our-Organization/District-5/District-Staff-and-Units/ 
  • Previously served as the District Chief of Staff, Division Commander for Division 4 (Southeast PA), Flotilla Commander Flotilla 49 West Chester, PA & Staff Officer-Member Training (SO-MT) for Division 4, District 5NR.
  • Named as one of 3 finalists nationwide for the 2009 Commodore Charles S. Greanoff Inspirational Leadership Award for Flotilla Commanders.
  • Awarded Past District Commodore's Cup and Past Division Commander's Cup for Flotilla's achievements while Flotilla Commander.
  • Boat Crew Coxswain, Vessel Examiner, Instructor.

Habitat for Humanity of Chester County:
  • Previously served as a Member of the Board of Directors
  • Donated Architectural services on numerous occasions

Brandywine Lions Club:
  • Past President
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation Melvin Jones Fellow 
West Chester Area School District Gifted Education Program:
  • Mentor for Students with an Interest in Architecture
Garnet Valley School District:
  • Mentor for Students with an Interest in Architecture
Thornbury Township Building Code Board of Appeal:
  • Current Member
Thornbury Township Planning Commission:
  • Former Member
Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry:
  • Former Member of the Government Affairs Committee
Regency Plaza Condominium Owners Association:
  • Former President

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