Firm Spotlight | WTG Design Architects, LLC


Wendell Green of WTG Design Architects LLC in Chesapeake, photographed by Steve Earley
Wendell Green of WTG Design Architects LLC, Photograph by Steve Earley

This month we are featuring one of Chesapeake, Virginia's minority-owned firms, WTG Design Architects, LLC.


Wendell’s company has worked with our church over a number of years. We are pleased with the professionalism which is especially noted in the way they listen to their clients needs and in the way WTG Design Architects will go above and beyond the call of duty to satisfy their clients. ROBERT G. MURRAY, PASTOR THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF NORFOLK


Celebrating Wendell T. Green

WTG Design Architects L.L.C. has been serving the Virginia community since 1994, specializing in Architectural consulting, Architectural interiors and exteriors renderings, and responsive project planning.


Wendell Green has practiced in the architectural profession for well over 45 years having received his Bachelor of Science degree in industrial education and drafting technology from Norfolk State University. He also attended the Chicago Technical College where he received a certificate in architectural drafting.


Wendell began WTG Design Consultants in 1994 and incorporated in 2001. In November 2006, WTG Design Architects, LLC was formed after he became a registered architect with the Commonwealth of Virginia.


His company is an experienced architectural/planning firm with a broad range of experience in various types of projects, operating as a full-service architectural firm. ​ The firm is headquartered in the greenbrier section of Chesapeake, Virginia along with associated members in the Washington DC area, Atlanta GA, Richmond, Northern Virginia and Williamsburg VA areas.


​WTG Design Architects LLC is committed to the creation of quality design and construction documents within the necessary constraints of time and budget. Wendell believes that this commitment, coupled with an understanding of the practical application of economical construction techniques, produces cost effective structures and good architecture.


Wendell is also a long-time advocate for other African Americans who aspire to join the architecture profession. In 2017, he marched 3 miles for the young architects and designers that he mentors. Green did so, with a coalition of religious leaders, in solidarity with others who all hope for a better and brighter future – one with equal opportunities for minorities and better opportunities than those he had.


Whenever Green feels like quitting, he thinks reverently of The Torchbearers statue, by Anna Hyatt Huntington, in front of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. He sees himself as the older man on the ground handing a torch to a younger man on horseback, and the torch as a symbol of passing knowledge onto the next generation.

Though he often considers retiring, he won’t. Wendell stays the course so less experienced architects can work alongside him until they can obtain the highest level of certification and start their own firms. Whenever Green feels like quitting, he thinks reverently of The Torchbearers statue in front of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. He sees himself as the older man on the ground handing a torch to a younger man on horseback, and the torch as a symbol of passing knowledge onto the next generation.



The Torchbearers statue by Anna Hyatt Huntington, Photograph courtesy of the Library of Congress


Click here to read the full-length Virginia Pilot article, “I can’t sit at the table because I am not a good ol’ boy”: Virginia Beach Architect Marches for Equality” by Alissa Skelton, featuring Wendell T. Green.