At Longleaf Design Build it is our goal to deliver a quality home to our customer. With our own recent experience of 25 years in a Family Business founded in 1954, we enjoy decade long relationships with our local craftsmen and contractors who work with pride and diligence to ensure a quality product.


It is our goal to exceed our customers architectural and construction expectations. We demonstrate courtesy, care and respect towards our employees, customers and construction partners. We take every job as personally as if it were or own home and make only those promises we can keep




Masters Degree in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Art 1983
Diplom Ingenieur Architektur and Planning, Fachhochschule Konstanz, Germany 1979

Growing up in Germany Gunther spent his High School summers working in the construction industry. Prior to and during college he interned with Architect Roland Goetz renovating medieval historic buildings and structures in Heidenheim an der Brenz and later with renowned award winning Architect Horst Haag in Stuttgart specializing in civic buildings and large indoor community pools and entertainment centers.

When in Philadelphia, Gunther had the opportunity to work one of the icons of American Architecture Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown, a firm known for their exquisite architecture near and afar, their writings and bringing the richness of American architectural history into the main stream.



Architect, Member AIA
Masters Degree in Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Fine Art. 1983
Bachelors Degree in Interior Design, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. 1978
Internship with Plannungs Gruppe Freiburg, Germany. 1978 construction documents for The Waldorf School, Freiburg

Work experience with Dan Kopple and Assoc. Philadelphia.1984/86 Planning and documentation for an Equestrian community in New Hope, Pennnsylvania. Freelance residential 1986/2010 Private Homes

I grew up in a family of builders. My father was always building something. It was exciting and creative! Over the years we built cottages, barns, a covered bridge, even a mill powered by a water wheel. This ability to make things happen and work on site is why our customers own a home that they helped design to meet their needs, budget and style.