Dennis W. Langley AIA, Principal
Dennis Langley AIA received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign Urbana in 1970. After serving in the military, he worked for five years at two firms in the Chicago area, including a large AE firm. He joined Weese Langley Weese in 1978 and became a principal in 1992. Current representative projects include a new construction 100% Geothermal Affordable senior housing project; a new construction 100 unit, 100% Geothermal supportive housing project; a LEED certified historic dorm renovation for Northwestern University and numerous other new construction and adaptive reuse affordable housing projects in the City of Chicago. Numerous of his projects have received various awards from organizations such as the Chicago Chapter of the AIA, The National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Richard Driehaus Community Development Design Awards.
Daniel Towler Weese, AIA, Associate
Dan Towler Weese AIA has been with Weese Langley Weese since 1992. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, and a Master's Degree from the School of Architecture at Yale University. Major projects at Weese Langley Weese include: Chicago City Day School, Chicago, Illinois; South Loop Apartments, Chicago, Illinois; School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois; Hanmee Presbyterian Church, Itasca, Illinois; Winnetka Congregational Church, Winnetka, Illinois; Ida Noyes Hall, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Harris Hall Renovation and Expansion, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Dan is active in the Chicago Architecture Club and was the chair of the AIA Chicago Design Committee for 2002.
Richard Klein, AIA, Associate
Richard Klein AIA graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1986. He completed internships with architecture firms in Indianapolis; Baltimore; Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania; and Charleston, South Carolina . He has been with Weese Langley Weese since 1986. Representative recent projects include the Allerton Hall Renovation at The Art Institute of Chicago; the St. Leo Residence for Veterans and Auburn-Gresham VA Clinic; and North Ave. Redevelopment Buildings 1 & 2 for Hispanic Housing. Current projects include a new Christian Life Center for First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville and large scale affordable housing renovation projects for Mercy Housing. He has served on the AIA Housing Committee.
Katherine Heinz received both a Bachelor's degree in Art History and a Master's degree in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis . Prior to her studies in architecture, she worked for the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and Phyllis Kind Gallery. Katherine has been with Weese Langley Weese since 2004. Representative projects include Casa Kirk and Coppin House for Interfaith Housing, fully accessible housing in Matteson, IL and Waukegan, IL for Over the Rainbow Association, Branch of Hope affordable senior housing and Phase III of the North Avenue Redevelopment.
Tina Kress, AIA
Tina Kress, LEED AP, has been with the firm since 2004. She received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Michigan and a Master's Degree from the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Weese Langley Weese, she worked with architecture firms in Glencoe , Illinois , Chicago and Charlottesville, Virginia. Representative projects include Emerald Commons and The Liberty at St Clair in Cleveland, Ohio, Casa Maravilla and Casa Morelos in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago and Rogers House, the first LEED certified dormitory at Northwestern University.
Emily Kociolek joined Weese Langley Weese in 2008. She received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, Portland. Emily has previously worked for architecture firms in Portland, OR, New York, NY and Reston, VA. Since joining Weese Langley Weese, she has contributed to the Casa Maravilla, Branch of Hope, Harris Hall, Harold Washington Apartments, North Eastwood Shores Apartments and School of the Art Institute of Chicago Academic Facility Study.
Ben Weese, FAIA, Principal
Ben Weese FAIA is a founding partner of Weese Langley Weese. He received graduate and undergraduate degrees at Harvard University and a Certificate of Scholarship at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Fontainbleau, France. Prior to Weese Langely Weese, he worked for 20 years at Harry Weese and Associates, where major projects included The Latin School of Chicago, Williams College Library, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and Lake Village Townhouses and Apartment Tower, Chicago, Illinois. Major projects with Weese Langley Weese include: Art Institute of Chicago, Allerton Hall Renovation; Winnetka Congregational Church, Winnetka, Illinois; and the F.W. Olin Classroom Building, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Ben has received numerous local and national design awards and is a board member of the Graham Foundation for Advancement in the Fine Arts and a member of the City of Chicago Landmarks Commission.
Cynthia Weese, FAIA, Principal
Cynthia Weese is a founding partner of Weese Langley Weese. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to Weese Langley Weese, she was in private practice and worked at Harry Weese and Associates. Major projects at Weese Langley Weese include: F.W. Olin Classroom Building, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; Art Institute of Chicago Kraft General Foods Education Center; Chicago City Day School, Chicago, Illinois; and numerous projects for A New Leaf flower store in Chicago. From 1993-2005 she was Dean of the School of Architecture at Washington University. She has been active in the AIA at both local and national levels and has served on mayoral advisory committees in St. Louis and Chicago. Cynthia has received numerous Design Awards, the AIA Illinois Excellence in Education Award and the Tau Sigma Delta Gold Medal for Excellence in Architecture. She lectures widely nationally and internationally.