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www.DesignReasons.com


Dolores Browne's expertise highlights restorations, designing functional art , space planning and graphics.  Her various award winning projects, whether it be a show room, a calla lily sculpture to hide steam pipe cover eye sores, or a restoration of a dilapidated building, never cease to end.  Currently, she has been exploring projects on the main line and enjoys delving into her love for computers and expertise as a graphic designer and space planner.   She attended the Barnes Foundation both for Art and Arboretum studies and enjoyed attending the AIA computer committee before the Architects exploded with the use of  computers.

Being the first to join the Barnes Alumni Association and elected to the University of the Arts Alumni Board she insures that the world of beauty is nearby.  Many articles have praised her talents, including  the Trigen Project, where Calla Lily Steam Pipe Covers  won her the award for the Best  Public Art in Philadelphia in 1995. Her last restorations is the Accomac Shores project in York, PA and the 1948 Bauhaus Renovations in Merion Station in 2010.

 

IN 2012 DOLORES BROWNE ARCHITECT STILL PRACTICES IN CREATIVE RESTORATIONS, GRAPHICS, FUNCTIONAL ART, ART AND HER PRESENTLY MOST PRESTIGIOUS PROJECT, DESIGNREASONS.COM.        

 



 

 

 

 

DOLORES BROWNE

ARCHITECT, ARTIST & DESIGNER

Biography


EDUCATION
MOORE COLLEGE OF ART:
UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS: Interior Design Degree
BARNES FOUNDATION: Art History 2 years

BARNES FOUNDATION: History & ID of plants 3 years

TYLER: Temple University extended art classes
SANTA MONICA COLLEGE: Studied auto cad

DREXEL UNIVERSITY: Bachelor of Architecture Degree 

 

COMPUTER SOFTWARE
AUTO CAD 12 ARCHITECTURAL SOFTWARE; COREL DRAW & COREL DRAW VIDEO STUDIO, ADOBE PRO, EXCEL, MICROSOFT WORD: WEB SOFTWARE; SHOPIFY: E-COMMERECE, BOLD, OPTIONS

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS  
DESIGNREASONS.COM: Penn Valley, PA., CO-PRESIDENT; A design consulting firm that includes a web site selling high end furniture, accessories and art. Designed the Web Site with Gorilla Systems Corp. 2011-Present

DOLORES BROWNE DESIGNS: Philadelphia, PA., Interior Design and Restoration Firm, 1980-2000
CORPORATE MEMBER OF THE INTERIOR DESIGN COUNCIL: Philadelphia, PA 1980

BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF ART: Philadelphia PA, Alumni Exhibit Committee, 1975-1980
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE "Y" ARTS COUNCIL: Philadelphia, PA, Promoted Modern Art. Designed the Alice in Wonderland Event, 1979
PR BOARD OF THE INTERIOR DESIGN COUNCIL: Philadelphia, PA, Designed Events & helped with IDC Newspaper.
URBAN DESIGN COMMITTEE AIA: Philadelphia, PA, Breakfast time to keep in-touch with the urban planners 2000-2005
MERION CIVIC ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR: Merion Station, PA Membership Committee Chair, 2011 to present

LOWER MERION PLANNING COMMISSION COMMITTEE WATER AND ENERGY CONSERVATION: Philadelphia PA. A committee selected to help Lower Merion Township plan their water resource codes. 2012 to present

AIA Associate Member 



PROFESSOR
ART INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA: SPACE PLANNING, Philadelphia, PA. 1980-1981



SHOWS W/ EXHIBITIONS
DESIGNERS' SHOW HOUSE: Article in the Bulletin Newspaper The Ellerslie Charity Home Villlanova, PA 1979
DESIGNER'S SHOW HOUSE: Article in Today’s Post The Woodstock Charity Home 1980 Villanova, PA.  1980

DESIGNER'S SHOW HOUSE: Faraway Farms Charity Home Article in Philadelphia Inquirer & Philadelphia Magazine 1981

WOMEN IN ARCHITECTURE SHOW: Philadelphia, PA & Washington, D.C.1981
PHILADELPHIA COLLEGE OF ART ALUMNI SHOWS: Philadelphia, PA Article in Welcomat Newspaper 1979-1980

TOP OF THE HILL EXHIBIT: Contest to up-grade the Friends of the Park 2005

AIA GALLERY: Trigen Steam Pipe Project and the Steel Book Repository 2017 


AWARDS
BEST OF PHILADELPHIA FOR THE TRIGEN STEAM PIPE COVERS: A laser cut aluminum painted with calla lilies and red stars designed to replace the ugly metal stovepipes that stick up from the City sidewalks, funneling superheated steam from the underground pipes into the air above the pedestrians’ head. Philadelphia, PA.  '95
TOP PRIZE DREXEL ARCHITECT CLASS CONTEST: Philadelphia, PA. '96
FINALIST: THESIS PROJECT: Architecture, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA '99
HONORARY MENTION FOR THE TOP OF THE HILL PLAZA CONTEST: Philadelphia, PA, Exterior Architecture for a Plaza in Germantown, '2005
SPARK AWARDS FINALIST-STEEL BOOK REPOSITORY: Los Angeles, CA. An Architectural Design Award supported by Auto Cad 2009



PROJECTS
DESIGNREASONS CORP: Penn Valley, PA. An innovative furniture & accessories & art web site designed by famous & new architects and designers. 2009

DESIGNREASONS.COM: Web Site highlighting famous designers and architects. 2010

RESTORATION BAUHAUS: A complete 1948 restoration keeping the original flooring, door knobs, moldings, bathrooms tiles, sinks & tub, beautiful details and up-dating to today’s standards adding a deck and modern kitchen. Merion Station, PA. 2009-2010

COTTAGE ON THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER: A complete restoration of a shack to a weekend cottage including the acre of land on the river.  York, PA.  2003-2008.                                                          

SMG : Wyncote, PA Expansion of a CPA accountant firm, 1980.
GSC: Tampa, PA. Renovated and designed software firm, years. 1994
L.V.C.T. CORP: Tampa, FL 1982 & Redondo Beach, CA 1986: Renovated, designed nightclubs,
W,W,ONE. INC: Philadelphia PA. 1991 Designed candy boxes 1991
VINTAGE PROPERTIES: Director of Design Philadelphia, PA Real Estate renovation for old buildings.

THE BAUHAUS DESIGNED BY HOWE ON RT23, GLADWYNE, PA: Designed & restored the original Bauhaus home that was featured in Progressive Magazine 1982 installed an original neon bar designed by Dolores Browne
ELLIOTT CURSON ADVERTISING AGENCY: Philadelphia, PA Interior Designer for Advertising Agency 1980, 1990 & 2000

HARRIET & STEWART GOLEN: Philadelphia, PA Architectural Interior Design of their homes, 1980, 1985, 1990

HOWARD N. SOBEL: Voorhees, NJ, Designed legal offices, 1990

HANCOCK PAPER CO: Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, PA Plans for the new offices 1982

JOYCE SEGAL: Philadelphia, PA. Designed her 2 bedroom condo in the Dorchester, 1991
SHEILA GOODIS & CLAYTON SHORE: Bala Cynwd, PA Article written and displayed in Philadelphia Inquirer 1882

RUTH & DR. HARLEY: Bala Cynwyd, PA. Designed a neon sculpture in the hallways. 1881
SELTZER: Penn Valley, PA., Designed a custom dining room & living area including furniture and art wall panels. Article in the Inquirer Newspaper 1979
MR. & MRS. MAX BUTEN: Penn Valley, PA   Custom design all the furniture. 1980 
OSCAR SCHWARTZ, ESQ.: Philadelphia, PA. Getaway Place , 200 sq. ft. which contains sitting, sleeping, bathing, cooking & storage facilities. Tours were given and displayed in the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper. Year 1980
LASTER, SAMENS & LEVIN INSURANCE: Philadelphia, PA. Insurance Offices 1980
MARTIN FISCHER REAL ESTATE: Old City, Philadelphia, PA. A series of rental lofts. 1980
DR. STUART POLLACK: Philadelphia, PA A custom eye glass & doctors’ offices designed in a garage.1979
GAY/BROWNE: Pyramid Building, Ocean City, MD. Custom furniture throughout where one shape & size designed the sofas & beds.

DR. ISRAEL DOMSKY: Philadelphia, PA Interior designer of dental offices, 1980
SOCIETY HILL REAL ESTATE: Philadelphia, PA, Interior Design of a custom Real Estate Agency, 1979.

SOMERSET KNITTING MILLS: Philadelphia, PA.  A 1% Art Project. (4) 12 ft. high murals designed into one 115 sq. foot mural. Written and displayed in Philadelphia Inquirer 1978.
DR.& MRS. JAY YANOFF:
 Philadelphia, PA. Interior Design a Germantown Home with everything custom designed by Dolores Browne. 1979
SECOND FEDERAL SAVINGS & LOAN. Philadelphia, PA. Interiors of a bank on Chestnut St 1978
BUCCI SHOW SALON: Philadelphia, PA. Interior Design of Footwear Store.  Articles in Philadelphia, Inquirer 1976
RAPUNZELS TOWER: Philadelphia, PA. Interior design and renovation of the first boutique designed underground with plumbing pipes. 1970
GENERAL HOUSING SYSTEMS INC: Philadelphia City, PA, NJ & CAYMAN ISLANDs Interiors Design 1976

MR. & MRS. NEIL COHEN: Lafayette Hills, PA. Interior design of home, 1977.
ED BUZAN INC: Philadelphia PA Reproduced the modular table called “Infinity,” that was displayed and written about in the “Bulleting,” Inquirer,” “Interiors,” and “Interior Design Magazine,” Exhibited in Chicago ICFF Show 1980

CONNER RESIDENCE: Becker Winston Architects 1997 
CAD CONTRACT: Frederick Harris Co I95 extensions to the airport 1999
GORILLA SYSTEMS CORPORATION: Plans & building for their new software headquarters 1999

ELLIOTT CURSON ADVERTISING AGENCY: A complete renovation of the space to downsize EAA move to Rittenhouse Sq. 2003
MAP OF SAN MIGUEL: A graphic design map to mark the places in San Miguel for tourist ‘2000

THE SIGNATURE TABLE: The owners’ signature inlaid into a table designed for an elegant client 2000

MAP OF MERION STATION: Transferred a hand drawn map of the streets of Merion Station onto Auto Cad for MCA 2013

BECKY & ZACH GOLEN: Architectural Design of two bathrooms in a City View Condo, Philadelphia, PA 2014

4001 MAIN STREET: Plans & proposal for an event space 2013

VENTURI BUILDING: Plans & proposal for a consignment shop 2013

921 MONTGOMERY: Plans & proposal for a new shop & living quarters  2013

OLDSMAR, FLORIDA Restoration of wood structure home with a dock on the harbor 2015

PENN VALLEY, PA Plans for an extension to a 1951 home to raise the roof for space. 2015


 

GRAPHIC DESIGN

TPDS.COM 2015

TPDSARCH.COM 2015

EVENTS-MALL.COM 2014

DESIGNREASONS.COM 2010
SMG, CPA ACCOUNTANTS: Wyncote, PA. Souvenir cups with SMG on it.1980
KARL'S BABY FURNITURE: Philadelphia, PA., Posters to hang in shop.1988

A NEW TWIST: Philadelphia, PA, Designed decorative boxes for candy 1990
UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AGENCY: Philadelphia, PA & Merion Station, PA. Designed logo & Calling Cards. 1990

LVCT, INC: Philadelphia, Pa. & Tampa FL. In-house advertising literature of accessories, menus, flyers, posters, signage, multi-media etc.. 1982-1985

MERION STATION ADVERTISING PIN AND POSTER: To help celebrate the 2013 hundred year celebration. 2012 Merion Station, PA, 2012

DESIGNREASONS.COM: Merion Station, PA Web and all the advertising for the company. 2010 to present.

RESTORATIONS
Arhcitectural Drawings, Restorations & Contracting

RESTORATION OF A 1948 INTERNATIONAL HOUSE: Surrounded by an magnificent gardens Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday, February 12, 2012

CREATIVE RESTORATION OF A SHACK ON THE SUSQUEHANNA RIVER:  York, PA

LONDON RESTAURANT: 19th Century (Battles Flower Shop) Published in Restaurant Design Magazine (Joe Speakeasy Site for, "Big Blonde," TV Movie)
4251REGENT SQ: Philadelphia, PA. Late 19th century townhouse

LONDON RESTAURANT: 19th century bar in the museum area. Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Magazine (Feature Article) Metropolitan Magazine

RITTENHOUSE SQ. 19TH CENTURY BROWNSTONE: 3 Story Condo & 13 apartments within. Philadelphia Inquirer

VICTORY BLDG: 1873 Empire cast iron & marble buliding located 10th & Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia, PA  

LONDON VICTORY CLUB:  Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Inquirer, Welcomat, Bulletin, AM Philadelphia TV, site for Big Blonde starring Salley Kellerman & John Leithgow.
BAUHAUS STYLE HOUSE BY WM. LESCAZE: ( PSFS) Gladwyne, PA. Progressive Architecture

WYNCOTE SCHOOLHOUSE 1894:  Accounting firm in Wyncote, PA. Philadelphia Inquirer
RITTENHOUSE SQ. APARTMENT EARLY 20TH CENTURY: Philadelphia Inquirer
OLD FACTORIES INTO APARTMENTS 4TH & VINE STREET:
PROJECT FOR THE CONVERSION OF THE EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY in 1975: Plans & proposals to use the closed down penitentiary.  
H.H. BATTLES BUILDING ’98-2008: A 10 year restoration & the most creative. of the buildings. Only the photographs remain. Creator of the TPDS Club.  An event space catering to large events up to 500 guests

 



TPDS STEEL FURNITURE AND STEEL PROJECTS
TWO LOCKING STAINLESS STEEL DOORS: Designed for the TPDS Club '2000

STAINLESS STEEL RAILINGS: Designed for the TPDS Club '2000
FREE FORM MIRROR: Designed by Dolores Browne & crafted by Robert Phillips 2001
SNAKE & TWIG MIRROR Designed by Dolores Browne & crafted by Robert Phillips 2001

STEP UP SNAKE DANCE TABLE: designed by Dolores Browne & crafted by Robert Phillips 2004
INSECT LIBRARY designed by Dolores Browne and crafted by Robert Phillips (The insects were left out) '2008
DESIGNER OF MANY SNAKE STAINLESS STEEL TABLE FURNITURE AND STEEL OBJECTS: '2010  


                             

Award winning Dolores Browne is a versatile artist/architect whose expertise revolves around building restorations, designing steel furniture and functional sculptures, noted for her space planning, and has had her work exhibited throughout the US.  She began her career exhibiting in show houses in the Main Line, right outside of Philadelphia.  Now she has returned to the Man Line, where she operates her web site.  Delving into a variety of software programs, she introduces graphic design into her space planning and basically everything she does.   Being a computer advocate prior to the internet craze, she attended the AIA computer committee.  She also attended the Barnes Foundation both for Art and Arboretum studies.  She is the first to join the Barnes Alumni Association and was on the University of the Arts Alumni Board. Her many restorations were published in various magazines and is best known for her Trigen Project, The Trigen Steam Pipe Covers won her the award for the Best Art in Philadelphia in 1995. Her last restorations are the Accomac Shores project in York, PA and the 1948 Bauhaus Renovations in Merion Station in 2010.  Her latest architectural project is the Bay House in Oldsmar, Florida 2016. She is working on the T-Table Project continues with the designreasons.com in 2017.