Hinckley Shepherd Norden, Architects has been serving Fauquier County and beyond for over 50 years. The firm was originally started by Albert P. Hinckley, Jr. who bought the practice in 1966 from the estate of Washington Reed, one of the original architects of the Williamsburg restoration. Richard J. Shepherd, III and David A. Norden joined Albert in 1973 and 1984, respectively and 1996 the three became partners and the firm was renamed Hinckley Shepherd Norden, PLC. Together this team has designed and completed over 500 projects.

Albert P. Hinckley, Jr.

Albert Hinckley attended Phillips Exeter Academy, and holds a B.A., Princeton University, and a B.Arch. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He was principal in the solely-owned firm of Albert P. Hinckley, Jr., AIA from 1966 to 1996, when the firm became a partnership, Hinckley Shepherd Norden, PLC.  His work has included public schools and community colleges in New York, residential work in Boston and public and private housing in Israel.  The firm has done work in the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, and Louisiana.  Albert served as project architect for the Steamboat Mississippi Queen and is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, The Cultural Landscape Foundation and the Casa del Herrero Foundation of Santa Barbara, California.

David A. Norden

David A. Norden, a life-long resident of Warrenton, graduated from Fauquier High School in 1978 and achieved a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech in 1984.

While at Virginia Tech David entered the Study Abroad program based in Lugano, Switzerland and studied architecture in seven countries.  He also served as the Student Chapter President of the American Institute of Architects and was nominated to the National Deans List.

David served on the Warrenton Town Council from 1998 to 2014 and as Warrenton’s Vice Mayor from 2004 to 2014.  Other community involvement includes: Co-founder and past President of the Friends of Warrenton and Co-founder and past President of the John Singleton Mosby Museum Foundation. David is currently serving as a Board member of the Citizens for Fauquier County.  In 2009 David was awarded “Citizen Architect” by The American Institute of Architects.

David is licensed in Virginia and Maryland and is a member of The American Institute of Architects and The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Richard J. Shepherd, III

Richard J. Shepherd, III, a Fauquier County native, graduated from Fauquier High School in 1968 and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree (1973) from Virginia Tech.  Rick served twelve years on the Town of Warrenton’s Architectural Review Board and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.