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1711 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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BENJAMIN  A.  VAN  DUSEN,  AIA 

Professional Practice
  • Van Dusen Architects, Washington, D.C. 
    Principal, January 1994 – present
  • Van Dusen Takesuye Architects, Washington, D.C.
    Partner, 1986 – 1993
  • Dunn Brady Associates Architects, Washington, D.C. 1983 – 1986
  • Martin & Jones Architects, Washington, D.C. 1979 – 1983
Awards
  • Award for Excellence 1990:  Summit Place Condominium Bldg.
    American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. Chapter
  • Design Award of Excellence, 1992:  Summit Place Condominium Bldg.
    AIA/NCMA (National Concrete Masonry Association)
  • Preservation Achievement Award, 1992:  Muse Residence
    Preservation Achievement Award, 1995: Wertheimer Residence
    Cleveland Park Historical Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Special Achievement Award: Outstanding Architect 1994: Hecht Residence
    Montgomery County (MD) Awards for Historic Preservation
  • Great American Home Award, 1995: Wertheimer Residence
    National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • New Carrollton (Metro) Station Arts Project Competition, 1997: awarded
    commission for 2,200 sf glass mosaic mural proposal. Completed 1998
    Featured in “House of Cars” exhibition at National Building Museum, ’09
  • Merit Award in Historic Resources 1998: Wertheimer Residence
    American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. Chapter
  • Washingtonian Magazine, 2000 ,2003, 2007, 2009: named one of Top 15
    Residential Architects in Washington, DC area
  • Architects Newspaper: Best of Design Awards 2017 for Representation Analog
    First Place: “Cosmic Metropolis” (9 ft x 6 ft hand-drawn pen & ink mural)
Publications
  • Washington Post  Home  Magazine
  • Washington Post  Style Section – Cityscape
  • Historic Preservation  Magazine
  • Washingtonian  Magazine
  • Dream Homes of Washington, DC , Panache Publications
  • AIA Guide to Washington, DC Architecture, 5th Edition: Blaine Mansion
  • Design Bureau, Sept. ’13 issue (Blaine Mansion + Addition)
Education
  • Tulane University School of Architecture, Masters of Architecture 1979
  • John William Lawrence Award for Outstanding Thesis, 1979
Registration
  • NCARB (National  Council of Architectural Registration Boards)
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia
Pro Bono Work
  • Architect for Quaker Work Camps International, whose primary mission is the rebuilding  of churches destroyed by arson. Coordinated renovation effort at the Rapture Prayer Center in Aberdeen, MD; 2001
  • Field School Design Committee Chair; oversaw development of new campus; 1998-2004
  • Field School Board of Trustees; 2007-2015, Board Chair 2012-2015
  • Chair, Master Planning Task Force 2010
  • Architect for the Vermont Haiti Project: design of  Vocational Education  & Community Center in Duchity, Haiti, 120 miles west of Port-Au-Prince; 2011-2012

Art Exhibits

  • ‘Cosmic Metropolis’ – Cross MacKenzie Gallery; solo exhibit
    Hand drawn 9 ft x 6 ft pen & ink mural, consisting of 18 panels; April 2014
  • ‘Architects’ Drawings’ – Cross MacKenzie Gallery; group exhibit; June 2016