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B. Architecture, Roger Williams College

860 368.4158

Dean Ober, Senior Designer, Associate, AIA

Design Architect

Dean brings more than 30 years of experience in the design and architectural planning of highly diverse educational facilities. His innovative approach to design and the design process enables him to articulate the needs of the client into functional and inspiring facilities. Dean’s designs have been award-winning and published in both design periodicals and architectural books. Notably, Dean was recognized with a Stone Lion Award by the Biennale De Viennza, as a design team leader under the guidance of Dr. Luigi Butera, FAIA, Venice, Italy.

He enjoys discussing and teaching his craft and has served as thesis advisor and as adjunct faculty at Capital Community College, University of Hartford, School of Engineering and Architecture, and as an invited juror at Yale University, School of Architecture. Dean is active in the Green Building Council, SCUP, MCPPO, and the National Historic Preservation Society.



Notable Project

Weaver High School Renovation



Notable Project

Ox Ridge Elementary School – Darien, CT