About Us
Simplicity and elegance. The threads we search for in all of our projects.

David C. Bennett Architects LLC is a full service architectural firm located in Philadelphia's historic Mainline. The home is our design focus. The firm has considerable experience in the design of new homes, additions and renovations in the Philadelphia suburbs and the Jersey Shore.

We draw inspiration from houses that form the fabric of towns we admire from the train suburbs of Philadelphia to the simple shingle cottages of Cape Cod, coastal Maine and Nantucket; from the Early Victorian and Federal Style farmhouses of the Eastern Shore of Maryland to the Low Country houses of
Charleston, SC and the Gulf-Coast cottages of Florida.

Our goal is to be an advocate for our clients. The details, whether cost considerations, sustainability of materials or aesthetics, make our relationships with our clients. Our product is a house for today, but is built to be enjoyed for many years to come.
David C. Bennett Architects LLC
David C. Bennett, AIA, NCARB - Founder and Principal

David grew up in a converted barn in Haverford, PA that his parents had retrofitted to be their family home.  David spent much of his childhood drawing, painting, photographing and writing about the neighborhoods and landscapes of the Philadelphia suburbs and the Jersey Shore.

David is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. While at CUA, David studied and sketched in Europe and the Pacific NW.  David has a broad range of experience in architectural design, construction documentation and construction observation.

Having designed many coastal residences, David has a wealth of experience in high-wind and flood zone design. David also brings a strong knowledge of both the zoning issues and low-maintenance long-lasting materials for coastal communities.

Registrations: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland & DC.

Member: American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

13 Reviews
N Romansky
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jun 2017

We chose David Bennett to design our shore home and we are very happy that we did. David's attention to detail was invaluable. He listened to what our vision was and he made suggestions that enhance...Read More

Donna Groon
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

Designing a home with an architect is a negotiation. He has his vision and the homeowner has theirs, but as soon as David visited our property, he knew that the views of the water had to be the focu...Read More

Jennifer Zilenziger
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2016

It has been a pleasure to work with David on our project in Stone Harbor! David is creative, attentive, professional and very pleasant to work with. Anytime we had questions or concerns David was time...Read More

Larry Klebanoff
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2016

We hired David to design & plan the construction of our beach house in Avalon , NJ. We subsequently visited some of the new home projects David had completed in Avalon and spoke to a few of the home o...Read More

Winfield Developers
Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Sep 2015

We have worked with David C Bennett Architects on multiple projects in Avalon and Stone Harbor. Their attention to detail and thoughtful planning is unparalleled. Throughout the construction proces...Read More

Relationship: ClientProject Date: Dec 2014

David Bennett was the architect on two projects for me at my shore vacation home in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. in both situations David was a pleasure to work with. he was innovative with his design, ...Read More

Relationship: ColleagueProject Date: Nov 2015

I have known David Bennett for over 15 years. He is reliable, personable and brilliant with his architecture, design and ideas. He works so well with his clients and listens to their needs and idea...Read More

Gilbert & Sykes Builders, LLC.
Relationship: Have had several homes designed for our clients .Project Date: Mar 2015

I met Mr. Bennett about 4 years ago. Since that time I have had the pleasure of working with him on several of his projects. We at Gilbert and Sykes work with only a few select Architect's. We look fo...Read More

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