Dale attended the College of Design,
Architecture, and Art at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. The
cooperative experience program at U. C. took him to Alabama where he
gained drafting and detail knowledge.
While working for an architect in Florence, AL, Dale designed
and built from scratch his first home, a geodesic dome.
In 1974, Dale returned to Ohio for a short time to design and
contract a large timber frame home for his parents.
In 1978, he moved to Georgia bringing his dome
home with him. From
1978 to 1984, Dale worked in corporate architecture designing banks
and retail grocery stores. He
also worked with a Japanese construction firm where he got onsite
construction experience coordinating the design and construction of
a large industrial plant. Beginning in 1984, he worked for several
large architectural firms in the Atlanta area.
He worked on the details and
design of a MARTA station.
He also worked on renovations to a state building in Atlanta
and on public school building renovations.
In 1986, Dale went to work for a small
architectural firm in Newnan, GA. He
participated in the design of local commercial buildings, as well
as, numerous county and city buildings.
He also was involved in the
design of nursing facilities around the state.
In 1994, Dale spent a couple of years working with an
architect in South Georgia, where he gained valuable experience in
the design and construction of large public school buildings.
In 1996, Dale hung his
shingle for Architectural Services.
Appropriately, his office is now housed at 139 Greenville
Newnan, GA in that same geodesic dome house that he built and
designed at the age of 21. Architectural
Services has designed many projects to include churches,
manufacturing facilities, county and city buildings,
commercial/retail stores, restaurants, and residences throughout
Coweta County and other parts of the state of Georgia.
Dale’s love of historical structures has made him especially
adept at renovations and additions to historical buildings and
residences. He is a
strong believer in constructive reuse of historic properties and has
always worked hard to preserve their integrity while improving their