Joseph Chambers AIA
Joe earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University in Ohio in 1983 and a Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1986. He came to Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects as a registered architect in 1997 with extensive work experience in both residential and institutional projects. Additionally, he spent several years working with a landscape architecture firm to better understand and design in harmony with the land. In addition to his professional practice, he taught as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Notre Dame, including a year in the Rome Program teaching design studio and watercolor sketching.
Since arriving at DGP, Joe has worked on a variety of projects ranging in scale from master site plans to garden follies. He has worked throughout the local area in Keswick, Farmington, Ivy Creek, Blandemar Farm, Ednam, and Free Union, as well as in New York City, South Hampton, and Washington, DC. He led the design team for the extensive and highly detailed residence, Ivy Creek, and a stunning formal garden in Albemarle County, both featured in Southern Home magazine. Throughout his career, Joe has forged relationships with local builders and crafts people. He values the collaborative process and the resulting range of design solutions in the outstanding completed works.
As a member of the community Joe has completed pro bono design work for local private schools and served on the Albemarle County Architectural Review Board. He raised his family in the area and successfully renovated several old homes over the years, relishing the opportunity to breathe new life into structures while enjoying the mature landscape and patina of each property.