W. Douglas Gilpin, Jr. FAIA ('74, '76) Receives Milton Latour Grigg Award
The Grigg Award is the highest award bestowed on a member Architect, to honor a distinguished, sustained, body of accomplishments. An award winner’s work spans the spectrum of the profession, and transcends the scope of normal professional activities.
Gilpin received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Illinois in 1974 and 1976, respectively. He is also a graduate of Lake Forest Country Day School, and Lake Forest Academy.
Gilpin is registered to practice architecture in Virginia, West Virginia, and Rhode Island. His award-winning architectural work has been featured in magazines, video, the Amtrak calendar, and tours such as Bob Vila’s “Restore America,” The Old House Journal, Southern Accents, Virginia Business, Charlottesville HOME, and The Garden Club of Virginia’s “Historic Garden Week.”
Doug recently served for ten years a as member of Block Island, Rhode Island’s Historic District Commission that oversees the historic character of this landmark New England seaport. He continues to be a member of The Greenbrier Sporting Club Architectural Review Board at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, and is a Design Advisor for the Bundoran Farm (a conservation and sustainability-based community) Design Committee near Charlottesville. He also served on the Capitol Square Preservation Council, which oversees the environs of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia State Capitol (1788), and was appointed to this position by the Speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates.
Gilpin is Past President of the Preservation Alliance of Virginia, as well as of AIA James River and the Charlottesville-Albemarle AIA. In 1999, he was elevated to Fellow in the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).