Dean Works is a Brooklyn based architecture and design practice established by Brandon Dean in 2018.  


With years of experience working in the city, the woods, the desert, and post-industrial spaces, we've found patient study of the environment and context results in compelling contemporary spaces.  Our aim is to reduce projects to their fundamentals, emphasizing and exploring the relationship between new and old, heaviness and lightness.  

The building sector remains one of the single greatest contributors to greenhouse gases. We believe that elegant design, research, and study can lead to buildings that last longer and consume less resources.  There are simple ways to site and orient homes and buildings, specific to every type of climate and location, that when designed properly, can reduce energy consumption while enhancing and delighting the people inside. 


Prior to founding Dean Works, Brandon worked at Rafael Viñoly Architects followed by eight years at Deborah Berke Partners. Over that time, he worked on home designs in Connecticut, the Hamptons, residences in the city, and major renovations of historic and industrial buildings in

New York City and New Haven, CT.  Brandon received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon and is a licensed architect

in the State of New York.