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David DenneyDAVID C. DENNEY

Principal Architect

David Denney began his career in 1961 as an architectural draftsman in the firm of Will H. Lightfoot and Associates, Paris, Texas. From 1963-1968, after earning an Associate of Science degree from Paris Junior College, he studied architecture at the University of Texas at Austin and earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1968.

Upon completing his formal education, David served a three-year apprenticeship in the firm of Scudder and Wadsworth, Austin, Texas and in 1971 received his license to practice architecture in Texas.

From 1971 to 1973, David worked as an associate architect in the firm of Nix, Spencer, Herolz and Durham in Houston, Texas, with special emphasis on health care and educational facilities.

In 1973, David returned to Paris and joined his father in the firm of B. P. Denney, Architect, as a project architect involved extensively in the design of health care facilities, educational facilities, banking and commercial, industrial, governmental, worship and residential facilities.

In 1991, upon the retirement of their father, David and his brother, Paul, formed the firm of Denney Architects, Inc., and together they have continued to provide innovative designs and the best possible architectural service to the Northeast Texas region.


Paul DenneyPAUL K. DENNEY

Principal Architect

Having grown up in a family of architects, Paul Denney began his architectural career as a teenager, serving as an architectural draftsman in the firm with his father and brother. He earned an Associate of Science degree from Paris Junior College and went on to study architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree and a Master of Architecture degree in 1981.

Upon completion of his professional training, Paul returned to the family business in Paris and served his internship until 1983, when he received his license to practice architecture in the State of Texas.

From that time until 1991, Paul served as a project architect for a broad range of projects, providing extensive design service for health care facilities, educational facilities, banking and commercial, industrial, governmental, worship and residential facilities.

In 1991, upon the retirement of his father, Paul joined his brother in forming the firm of Denney Architects, Inc., and has continued to provide the Northeast Texas region with the highest quality architectural service, developing a special expertise in historical restoration and adaptive re-use of historic structures.


Martha DukeMARTHA F. DUKE

Office Manager

Martha Duke has served as the office manager of Denney Architects since 1976. Her wealth of experience in the day-to-day operations of the firm is a key element in the organization’s efficiency and productivity. Martha’s duties far exceed those of a typical office manager. She is the principal organizer and proofreader of the final production documents, making sure that all “I’s” are dotted and “T’s” crossed.

Martha was instrumental in the development of Denney Architects’ unique project outlining system and is solely responsible for the cataloging and ongoing maintenance of what has become one of the largest drawing libraries in Northeast Texas.

Known among her colleagues as the “den mother” of Denney Architects, her relentless efficiency is crucial to the overall effectiveness of the firm, allowing the design professionals to concentrate on the projects at hand without worry about the mundane problems that continually arise in any business office.