Homsey Architects office exterior

Firm Profile

Homsey Architects is an award-winning architecture firm founded by noted husband-and-wife architects, Victorine du Pont Homsey and Samuel Eldon Homsey in 1935. Centered in Wilmington, Delaware, the firm has been a key contributor to the revitalization efforts of downtown Wilmington, with many projects completed along the Market Street corridor. The firm is closely tied to the artistic and horticultural heritage of the Brandywine Valley as well, executing multiple projects at the premier gardens, museums, and performance spaces of the area. The firm’s work ranges in scale and type from the design of a specialized university building to a pedestrian footbridge for a neighborhood; from the historic restoration of an entire city block of mixed use buildings to an interior restoration of a small church. The firm’s residential work includes multi and single family new construction, additions, and renovations all varying in size and budget.

Consistent with the founders’ beliefs, Homsey’s process involves clients, engineers, consultants, and contactors in a collaborative relationship that integrates the expertise of each to find elegant design solutions. The goal is always to meld form, function, and budget to create enduring architecture.

We’re not a firm with an ego that insists on a certain style or forces a single solution on a client

~Chuck Ryan

Kept purposefully small, the office endeavors to focus attention on every detail of a project while providing careful oversight of clients’ budgets and schedules. The absence of hierarchical management layers allows for consistent client contact from start to finish ensuring the best customer experiences and outcomes.



  • Feasibility Studies
  • Budget Analysis
  • Programming
  • Master Planning
  • Conceptual Design
  • Preliminary Building Plans
  • 3-D Modeling and Virtual Walk-Throughs


  • Code Analysis and Compliance
  • Project Management
  • Consultant Coordination
  • LEED Certification & Sustainable Design
  • Final Building Plans & Details
  • Specifications


  • Bid evaluation
  • Submittals Review/Approvals
  • Construction Observation
  • Final Punch List
  • Project Closeout Assistance