January 2022 Program - The Architecture of the Dempwolfs
Presented by Mark Shermeyer, President, SAA Architects
A history of the genealogy, education, and careers of the Dempwolf architects of York County, from approximately 1874 to 1930, and their contributions to the architectural heritage of the region..
This archived presentation may be watched here.
Summary of the program coming soon
Mark Shermeyer is a native of York, PA and President and founder of SAA Architects, Inc., a York-based architectural firm currently celebrating its 25th year. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and spent his early career working in Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD and Lancaster, PA, returning to the York area to found SAA Architects, which has subsequently grown into an 18-person firm with a diverse portfolio and currently active in approximately 18 different states. His personal experience and project portfolio includes specialties in historic buildings and adaptive reuse projects.
Mark has been a member and past chair of the York Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) since 1998, Past Member of the Historic York, Inc. Board of Directors, Member and Past Chair of the Affordable Housing Advocates Board of Directors (formerly York Area Housing Group) since 2014, and Member of the York County Community Foundation Sustainable Energy Committee since 2018. Mark’s relationship with the Historical Society of York County began in the summers of 1978 and 1979, where he worked as a student intern in the Library Archives. He began researching the Dempwolf architectural firm around 1980 at the encouragement of the staff of Historic York, Inc. The Dempwolf architects became the subject of his thesis at Carnegie Mellon and he continues to give public presentations on their contributions to the architectural heritage of the region. During this research he became friends with local architect C. WIlliam Dize, and
encouraged Bill to donate his collection of Dempwolf linen drawings to the Library Archives.