Our History

In 1971, James Lamphere joined Richard “Dick” Wiemann in establishing Wiemann Lamphere Architects. The two were successful in building a considerable design practice and becoming leaders in the design community, in and around Vermont. 

In 1985, the second generation of partners was established with the offering of a partnership to Gary Lavigne, a native Vermonter who went to the Boston Architectural Center and practiced in the Boston area, as well as Dennis Webster, a graduate of Colgate University who practiced in Ohio. 

Richard and Jim went on to retire in 1994 and 1998, respectively.

David Roy, a native Vermonter and graduate of Vermont Technical College and Kansas State University, did his internship in Wichita Kansas prior to starting with Wiemann Lamphere in 1994. David accepted a partnership in 2001. The following year, David’s brother Steven Roy joined the firm. Steven is a graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and worked in Boston for two years before moving back to Vermont. By 2008 Steve also became a partner, establishing himself and David as the third generation of partners at Wiemann Lamphere Architects. 

Dennis Webster retired in August 2014, and Gary Lavigne retired in May 2016.  

David and Steven Roy began spearheading the firm’s new direction with renewed focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly architectural design, while continuing the firm’s long history of design excellence across multiple industries and functions. 

In 2017, Kelley DesRoches, a graduate of Roger Williams University, joined the team, bringing with her 20 years of experience in architectural design work and a strong background in interior design. She became the newest partner in March 2023, establishing herself as the root for the fourth generation of principals at Wiemann Lamphere Architects.

Together, David, Steven, and Kelley are building on a solid foundation of quality projects while focusing on providing leading edge, dynamic and sustainable architecture for today’s world.

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