Team

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Robert

Robert Paxton, AIA

Principal

Bob Paxton earned a Bachelor of Architecture in 1979 and a Master of Architecture in 1981 from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.  Upon graduation he joined Browne, Eichman and Dalgliesh, P.C., and was named a partner in 1985.

Thirty-four years in architecture have given Bob experience in a broad range of projects, from farm and estate, for which he is most widely known, to historic preservation and commercial.  His work, regardless of genre, evokes a timeless elegance through thoughtful detailing, enduring materials, abundant natural light, and strong connections between indoor and outdoor spaces.  Notable projects that illustrate the breadth of his experience include: Keswick Hall and Golf Club, twice named the number one small resort in the mainland United States by Condé Nast; Crow Holdings’ corporate headquarters at Old Parkland in Dallas, Texas, a classically inspired office campus; and the renovation of Powhatan County Courthouse, listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places, which earned a design award from the Virginia Society AIA .  His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Southern Accents, Home & DesignHouse and Garden, Inform, Virginia Living, Albemarle, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Eric

Eric Amtmann, AIA

Principal

Eric Amtmann graduated from the University of Virginia in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and from Syracuse University in 1997 with a Master of Architecture.  He began his career in the construction industry as a superintendent for custom residential construction, renovations, and additions at J. H. Hiser Construction Company in Bethesda, Maryland.  Subsequently, he joined the firm of Dal Pos Architect in Syracuse, New York, where he worked on commercial and institutional projects.  In 1998 Mr. Amtmann joined Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects and became a partner in 2008.

Eric’s understanding of cultural, social and historical influences on architecture inspires his designs and the expression of his clients’ visions.  His notable projects include:  Crow Holdings’ corporate headquarters at Old Parkland in Dallas, Texas; restoration and expansion of the Madison County Courthouse, listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places; and the Bank of Hindman in Kentucky.  Among his numerous residential projects are several at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, where Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects has provided architectural services since the early 1970s.

Roger

Roger Birle, AIA

Principal

After studying at Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Roger Birle earned a Master of Architecture at the University of Virginia in 1991.  While at UVA, he researched housing design in Berlin and Vienna as the winner of the RTKL Traveling Fellowship.  Upon his return to Charlottesville, he was the in-house architect for Shelter Associates, a custom design/build firm.  He then joined William McDonough and Partners, where he worked on residential projects, one of which was awarded the Presidential Citation for Sustainable Design and named Custom Home of the Year by Custom Home.

Roger joined Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton in 1998 and became a partner in 2008.  As a principal in the firm, he focuses on residential and estate projects, historic preservation and adaptive reuse.  His collaboration with Bob Paxton on the restoration of Esmont Farm, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, earned design awards from the AIA and the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities.  This project was featured in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, and Writers of the American South.  Roger’s artistic hand is evident today in many of the firm’s presentation drawings.

David

R. David Craig

Director of Interior Design

David Craig earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design at the University of Georgia in 1990.  Since joining Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects in 2004, he has directed interior design services from our Baltimore office for a range of projects including farm and estate, historic preservation, commercial and residential.  In this capacity he oversees project management, design, budgeting, specification, acquisition and installation.  David has completed projects in London, New York, Washington D.C., Virginia, Georgia, West Virginia and Florida.

Before joining the firm, David served as Design Consultant for Traditions in Tile in Atlanta, Georgia.  He was responsible for company-wide showroom design and trade sales, both commercial and residential.  David then served for ten years as Assistant Manager and Design Consultant at Stark Carpet, where his experience included resort, hospitality, commercial and residential projects.

The Team

  • Mark Bittle, AIA
  • Joseph Chambers, AIA
  • Ashley LeFew, Assoc AIA
  • George Logusch, Assoc AIA
  • Shawn Mulligan, AIA
  • Jane Paxton
  • John Peterson, AIA
  • Barbara Prichard
  • Victoria Regan
  • Garett Rouzer, AIA
  • Blake Walker, Assoc AIA