GuernseyTingle Vice President Dale Weiss, AIA is transitioning to retirement after nearly two decades with the firm. During his tenure, GuernseyTingle grew to become one of the largest architectural firms on the Virginia Peninsula and a leader in the team-build design philosophy that emphasizes collaboration and partnership with clients.

Weiss established a diverse portfolio over his career, with designs ranging from recreational facilities, government buildings and commercial enterprises to churches, clubhouses, and custom homes. 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.

“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.”

Building on years of experience helping clients successfully navigate complex codes and optimize construction technology, Weiss led the creation of GuernseyTingle’s robust quality control program.

Weiss also played a key role in helping to develop the firm’s value-based culture that fosters collaboration, diversity, and a mentoring philosophy in the workplace. Last month, GuernseyTingle was again named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business magazine and one of only two architecture firms to make the list.

A graduate of the University of Maryland, Weiss held leadership positions with firms in Northern Virginia early in his career prior to moving to Williamsburg and being recruited by GuernseyTingle. He anticipates staying in the Williamsburg area following his retirement where he is active in the local community arts scene. He was instrumental in the formation of PechaKucha Williamsburg, a social gathering and storytelling format which encourages young creatives to meet, network, and display their talents.

GuernseyTingle will continue to benefit from Weiss’ design, photography, and creative writing skills in the near term. While his primary duties and responsibilities will be transitioned to other members of the GuernseyTingle leadership team, Weiss will continue to serve the firm as a consultant on special projects and periodically support clients with which he has long-standing relationships.

GuernseyTingle currently employs 28 people across the region and expects to grow further over the coming year. It also has staff based in Charlottesville.

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