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William M. Weidemeyer

A photographic portrait of William M. Weidemeyer
Superintendent, House Office Buildings

William Morton Weidemeyer graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1983 with a B.S. in Civil/Structural Engineering. In 1989, he obtained a Masters Degree in Engineering Administration from the George Washington University. Mr. Weidemeyer began his federal career in 1983 as a Project Engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, Maryland. In 1989, he was promoted to the position of Branch Manager in the Facilities Acquisition Division where he was responsible for overseeing a segment of the planning and design program for the Naval Surface Warfare Center and in 1992 became the Deputy Director for the same organization. In 1996, Mr. Weidemeyer was selected for the position of Branch Manager for the Civil/Structural Design Branch where he was responsible for the development and review of facility design projects for the Naval Surface Warfare Center. In 1997, he became the Acting Director for the same organization.

In 2000, Mr. Weidemeyer began his career with the Architect of the Capitol as an Assistant Superintendent in the House Office Buildings.  In 2001, he was promoted to the position of Deputy Director of Engineering for the Architect of the Capitol where he was responsible for the oversight of the engineering design program as well as several support shops. In 2004, Mr. Weidemeyer was charged with establishing a “pilot” Project Management organization for the Architect of the Capitol which was responsible for the cradle-to-grave oversight of facility-related projects. In 2005, Mr. Weidemeyer was promoted to the position of Director for this organization. In 2007, he became the Director of Design Services for the Architect of the Capitol where he was responsible for the oversight of the architectural and engineering design program as well as several support shops. In November 2008, Mr. Weidemeyer was appointed to the position he currently holds as Superintendent, House Office Buildings.

Throughout his career, Mr. Weidemeyer has received numerous outstanding performance awards and recognition including the Architect of the Capitol Commendation Award in 2005. He has also been assigned a variety of collateral duties during his career. In 1996, he was appointed as the Leader of the Facilities Acquisition Working Group for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, which was chartered to improve the timeliness and quality of contracted construction. In 2001, Mr. Weidemeyer was appointed by the Architect of the Capitol as a member of the Legislative Branch Emergency Preparedness Task Force. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Maryland.