Ken Wertheim, Architect, Profile













Western North Carolina

Green Building Council





History Ken grew up in Western New York near Niagara Falls. He and Debbie, his wife of over 25 years,

started a family in New England where he designed and built the family’s first timberframe home in 1986.

He has a special interest in mountain design and has been living in the mountains of Western North Carolina since 1998.

Background –  He is the principal of a custom residential design firm in Asheville, NC specializing in log,

timberframe mountain and coastal homes, golf and equestrian resorts, planned communities and real estate


Experience – Ken is a licensed architect with over 25 years experience in design and construction of custom

residential projects ranging from million-dollar homes in Greenwich, CT, to a small New England farm house on

Block Island, RI, to mountain resort homes in Western North Carolina.  He designed and built his own timberframe

home in Brookfield, CT in 1987, as well as his present Timberpeg®  home in Asheville, NC. He has designed over 220 residential homes which include nearly forty Timberpeg® homes.

Before establishing his practice Ken gained valuable experience in site design and engineering of corporate

facilities and shopping malls, architectural design of medical facilities including nursing homes and housing

for the elderly, and interning in Buffalo, NY under a renowned solar architect.


State of Georgia Licensed Architect 2003

State of South Carolina Licensed Architect 2003

State of North Carolina Licensed Architect 1996

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, NCARB Certified 1995

State of Connecticut Licensed Architect 1988


Jan 1985 State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Environmental Planning,

Master’s Degree in Architecture (M. Arch.)

Jun 1983 State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Environmental Planning,

Bachelor’s Degree of Professional Studies in Architecture (B.P.S.Arch)

Jun 1979 Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, Associate’s Degree of Applied Science

in Civil Engineering Technology (A.A.S. Civil)

 © 2006  Kenneth J. Wertheim
   Architect, AIA    P.O. Box 9039 Asheville, NC 28815              E-mail: Ken Wertheim          828-298-7280         Top of Page