Design-Build Firm in Washington, DC Area
About Us

Meet the Wentworth Team

Bruce J. Wentworth, President

Wentworth was founded by Bruce J. Wentworth, AIA, a noted remodeling architect who has worked in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area for over twenty years. He has built hundreds of his own designs, ranging from modest bungalows to large-scale luxury residences.
Passionate about historic architecture, Wentworth has also handled numerous historic renovations. He recently put his survey of residential architectural styles in the DC metro area online so that interested viewers can research and identify their own home’s period and style, or those of other houses that interest them.
Wentworth’s approach—sensitive remodeling with integrated aesthetics—has led to his work, and that of his creative team, to be featured in House Beautiful, American Bungalow, The New York Times, and on HGTV. His dedication to the fields of residential design and construction is expressed through his extensive writings and featured projects in Architecture DC, Washingtonian, Luxury Homes, and other publications. He continues to receive recognition from his industry with project awards from National Association of Remodeling Industry, Qualified Remodeler, Professional Remodeler, and Remodeling Magazine.
Wentworth is a graduate of the School of Architecture—University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a licensed home-improvement contractor in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. He and his wife Eryl are active participants in Washington’s design and preservation communities. They live in an ever-changing 1920s home near the Washington National Cathedral.
Wentworth is also a proud supporter of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

Steven Barnard, Production Manager

Steven-Barnard_1Steven Barnard, Wentworth’s Production Manager, provides the Wentworth team with excellent craftsmanship and disciplined leadership. Mr. Barnard manages each Wentworth project with professionalism, thoughtfully overseeing our lead carpenters and construction team ensure every project runs on schedule and within budget. In addition to his leadership and management, Mr. Barnard’s exceptional woodworking skills and attention to detail are often featured in our client’s homes. For over 12 years, Mr. Barnard has overseen every Wentworth project, from the largest to the smallest, many of which have been honored with the industry’s highest design awards.

Mr. Barnard attributes his success as a Production Manager to his 10 years in the Marine Corps where he traveled the world, honed his organizational and teaching skills, and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his term of duty, he proudly served the operations of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Among his many awards and citations, Steven’s highest commendation was the Navy Achievement Medal.

Mr. Barnard resides in an ever-improving 1920s Tudor-style home in the historic Foxhall Village area of NW, Washington, DC. He enjoys doing custom woodworking, woodturning, and metalwork in his free time. Steven is one of the early members of the Foxhall Artists Collective.

Sergiy Shalopa, Architectural Designer

Sergiy’s love for architecture runs in his family. His father is a residential architect in Ukraine and Sergiy grew up visiting and helping his father on construction sites.

After obtaining an Economics degree, Sergiy moved to the US. Inspired to work in architecture, he went back to school and received an Architectural Technology degree from NOVA, VA.

Sergiy assists the design team with design layouts, AutoCAD drawings, and 3D modeling. In his spare time, Sergiy loves fishing, cooking, and painting. He speaks fluent English, Russian and Ukrainian.

“ Thanks, Michael. We are VERY much enjoying the space! ”

G.R., Penn Quarter, Washington, DC