Blake Walker AIA NCARB
Blake joined Dalgliesh Gilpin Architects in 2013 with a Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, a professional background in graphic and exhibit design, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. They have since made significant contributions to a variety of hospitality, commercial, and residential projects. At Old Parkland, a business campus in Dallas, Texas, Blake managed the design and construction administration of interior spaces. The project included a 6,000-square foot restaurant and a technically sophisticated debate chamber designed to subtly integrate complex acoustical and audio/visual systems into classical detailing. They served in a similar capacity for the equally complex interiors of the Hammes Building, a 20,000 square-foot, highly detailed office building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Blake has worked on a variety of residential projects in Albemarle County, including homes and dependencies in Keswick, Bundoran Estates, Ivy Creek, and Farmington. Currently, they are engaged in the expansion and renovation of a historic property on the Chesapeake Bay and the development of a rustic event space in Bath County, Virginia. Their broad stylistic experience, quick conceptual thinking, and rapid visualization abilities make Blake an asset during all phases of development.
Blake is an active community member who has donated their professional capacities to a number of local non-profits, including the Tom Tom Founders Day Festival, PB&J Fund, Pilgrim Baptist Church, ReadyKids, Wildrock, and, most notably, the complete interior renovation of C4K’s 3,000 square foot maker-space in the historic IX Building. Additionally, as a board member and Emerging Professionals Liaison for AIA Central Virginia, Blake coordinates educational, career development, and mentorship opportunities for local young designers.