Robert Paxton, AIA


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-eight 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, House and Garden, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, USA Today, Home & Design, Southern Home, Inform, Virginia Living, and Albemarle.


Eric Amtmann, AIA


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 in suburban Maryland and metropolitan Washington D.C. as a superintendent for single family residential construction, custom renovations, and additions. Subsequently, he joined the firm of Dalpos Architects in Syracuse, New York, where he concentrated in the design and documentation of commercial and institutional projects.

Eric joined Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects in 1998 and became a partner in 2008.  He specializes in historic preservation and commercial/institutional projects involving varied public and private development and ownership arrangements. 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; a 200,000-square-foot office building and parking structure in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and master planning for a 762-acre ecotourism resort in central Virginia.  Eric’s numerous residential projects include houses at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia and homes in communities throughout Albemarle County, such as Bundoran Farm and Keswick Estate.  Currently, he is leading the historic preservation team for the circa 1803 Albemarle County Circuit Court renovation.


Roger Birle, AIA


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.

Garett Rouzer, AIA  LEED AP


Garett earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia in 2005.  After graduating he joined Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects and was named a partner in 2022.

Garett’s experience comprises a diverse portfolio of over ninety residential, commercial, and historic preservation projects, as well as numerous sorority and fraternity housing projects.  His work extends throughout Virginia and includes projects in West Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Rhode Island, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.  He has shepherded numerous properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register through review processes of the Department of Historic Resources, state offices, and local review boards.  Upon joining DGP, Garett earned his LEED accreditation and now champions DGP’s legacy of energy efficiency and sustainability.


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, Pennsylvania, Texas, Maryland, Florida, and California.

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 Falwell, AIA
  • Danielle Granger, Assoc. AIA
  • George Logusch, AIA
  • Jane Paxton
  • John Peterson, AIA
  • Barbara Prichard
  • Victoria Regan
  • Blake Walker, AIA