Dennis Wedlick, AIA, is the founder and co-owner of BarlisWedlick Architects, based in Manhattan and Hudson, New York.
began his architectural career with a 12-year apprenticeship to the
master architect Philip Johnson. During his time in Johnson’s office he
worked on both residential and urban planning projects, and spearheaded
the compilation of a vast archive of Johnson’s work. Johnson’s
client-focused approach was an inspiration to Wedlick; today,
BarlisWedlick Architects begins every project with a client wish list,
and prides itself on a portfolio that represents the tastes, practical
concerns and, ultimately, the dreams of its diverse client base.
1992, Wedlick founded Dennis Wedlick Architect LLC (the firm changed
its name to BarlisWedlick Architects in 2013). The award-winning firm
offers a full range of services: architecture, master planning,
landscape and interior design. From the first, the firm established a
reputation for its own brand of residential and community design:
sustainable, expressive places to live and work that prize design,
technology and craft. A curator at the Cooper-Hewitt, the Smithsonian’s
National Design Museum, described the firm’s work as containing
“extraordinary amounts of poetry.”
Wedlick is a founding member
of CORA, the Congress of Residential Architecture, a national trade
organization dedicated to improving the field of residential
architecture and educating the public. He is a frequent speaker on
issues as general as how architecture can transform our built
environment as well as specific ways we can improve the
energy-efficiency of our homes and communities. Wedlick has taught at
the University of Pennsylvania, Parsons School of Design, and City
College of New York.
Featured widely in the press, Wedlick is also the author of five books: The Good Home (2001); Good House Parts (2003); Designing the Good Home (2004); Good House Hunting: 20 Steps to Your Dream Home (2005), and Classic & Modern: Signature Styles (2013), which he co-authored with Alan Barlis, his partner in the firm.
Wedlick lives in Manhattan and Kinderhook, New York.
Hanley Wood Sustainability Council members Blaine Brownell and Dennis Wedlick explore the push-pull dynamic between product development and high-performance design, and call for more experimentation between now and 2020.
Continuing our Vision 2020 exploration of the critical goals and deadlines for sustainable design between now and 2020, we're proud to introduce our cross-disciplinary panel of experts who will lead us in 2014.