Who We Are

Industrial people working on building site

Speedwell Design is a commercial design firm, specializing in design-build projects in a wide array of industries. Together with our partner, Speedwell Construction, we provide complete design and construction services from prints to final delivery.

Our team is nimble, flexible, and collaborative, providing innovative designs from a builder’s point of view so that every project is as practical as it is beautiful. We’re here to walk you through every step of the design process, working through your ideas, offering insights, and keeping your project on track at every stage.

Our Team


Pete Wittmaier

Project Architect

Pete began his career at Speedwell Design in 2015 and has over 18 years of design experience. He excels at conceptual design and planning, encouraging forward thinking and planning for growth. He enjoys hearing a client’s needs and helping them work out a plan that’s right for them.

Pete is a registered architect in PA, MD, and DE. He attended Penn State University where he received his B.Arch.

When he’s not working, Pete enjoys home improvement projects, photography, and teaching. He also loves following Major League Baseball. However, these pursuits take second place to spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Favorite Buildings:

  • Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Medieval castles
  • Any building designed by Zaha Hadid


Ben Deppen

Project Architect

Ben joined Speedwell Design in 2016 with a wide base of knowledge about a variety of building types that coincides with most building projects. He most enjoys renovation projects that involve elements of restoration and reuse.

Ben is a registered architect in PA, MD, and DE with over 25 years of construction and design experience.

Ben is married to a lovely wife who own an art studio. They have 5 children. In his spare time, Ben enjoys home renovation projects and supporting his kids in their extracurricular activities.

Favorite Building:
Thomas Crane Memorial Library, by H.H. Richardson

Ready to get started on your next commercial project? Contact us to schedule a consultation!