Mr. Weiss, who boasts nearly two decades with the Williamsburg-based architecture firm, developed a diverse portfolio during his career which included designs for recreational facilities, churches, custom homes, government buildings, and clubhouses. Of Mr. Weiss, GuernseyTingle stated, “He is known for placemaking and using a people-centered approach to design that delivers value while aligning with the context of what came before.”
Amongst other accomplishments during his time with the firm, Weiss led to the creation of GeurnseyTingle’s quality control program. He also played a key role in developing the firm’s value-based culture which fosters the spirit of diversity, collaboration, and a “mentoring philosophy in the workplace.”
“It has been an honor and privilege to work with Dale, and we congratulate him on his well-earned retirement,” said Thomas G. Tingle, AIA, president of GuernseyTingle. “We look forward to carrying on Dale’s legacy, as he fundamentally shaped the GuernseyTingle culture, influenced how we deliver design excellence, and helped so many clients create a true sense of place.”
After graduating from the University of Maryland in College Park (Md.), Mr. Weiss held a variety of leadership positions in the Northern Virginia area before moving to Williamsburg and ultimately recruited by GuernseyTingle.
The firm noted in a statement that Mr. Weiss plans to remain in the Williamsburg area following retirement. Additionally, it will continue to benefit from his design, photography, and writing skills in the near term. The statement also says that Mr. Weiss will continue to serve as a consultant on special projects and periodically provide support for clients with whom he has long-standing relationships with.
GuernseyTingle, a firm that was founded 38 years ago, provides full design services for its clients, including interiors, architecture, and planning. Today, it employees 28 people and expects to continue growing over the next year. Additionally, it also has staff that are based out of Charlottesvillle.
The firm stated that Mr. Weiss’ duties as well as responsibilities are being transitioned to other members of its leadership team, including six other owners who also serve as vice presidents for GuernseyTingle.
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