Mark Bittle AIA
Mark joined Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects in 1998 after earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from West Virginia University in 1979 and a Master of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1989. Since then, his experience has spanned a diversity of project types, from resort and hospitality to residential, farm and estate, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and wineries. The geographical reach of his work extends from the American Southeast to Nova Scotia, Canada, and Mustique in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Among his notable projects are the design of V House, an award-winning Palladian residence featured in Home & Design, Building Stone Magazine, Brombal Magazine, and Abode, and the redesign of Les Jolies Eaux, a luxury rental property on Mustique featured in Architectural Digest, Town & Country Travel, and Island Life.
Mark champions craft and collaboration between owners, designers, and artisans, and his projects showcase the exceptional quality of work born of this creative synergy. He is an artist as well as an architect, and his refined copper finials, weathervanes, and light fixtures adorn projects throughout the firm’s portfolio. His artistic experience contributes to his understanding of materials and fabrication, often leading to innovative solutions in his architectural designs.
In his free time, Mark is often found happily cycling country roads, paddling any stream that can float his canoe, or sailing when the wind is fair.