The Catholic University of America


George Dove


C.R. George Dove, FAIA received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Penn State, and his Masters of Architecture in Urban Design from The Catholic University of America.  As Managing Principal of WDG Architecture, his leadership has helped to create a national practice that is recognized for design excellence, and continues as the oldest firm in DC, and is currently one of the most productive firms in the country.  He began his career with Weihe, Black, Jeffries, now WDG Architecture, in 1971, and he continues to serve as Managing Principal.  Under his stewardship, the firm grew from a small office of 15 into an organization of more than 180, with offices in Washington, DC and Dallas, Texas. 

Mr. Dove has been directly involved in the design and planning of numerous award-winning projects recognized by design industry organizations including The American Institute of Architects.  His projects represent a wide range of building types, mostly in urban environments, and he is recognized for his special expertise in planning and urban design. Most recently he has led design teams for several major planning projects around the new Tysons Corner Metro stations including the 7 million SF Spring Hill Station, which was selected as Fairfax County's Demonstration Project to inform the Comprehensive Plan that now guides the future Tysons.   

Mr. Dove has served as national Board Member and Regional Director of The American Institute of Architects (AIA); President of the Washington Chapter/AIA; President of the Washington Building Congress; and founding Board Member and past President of the Washington Architectural Foundation.  Mr. Dove was elected to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows in 2000, and in 2010 he received the AIA DC Centennial Award, the highest honor the organization may bestow upon an individual member. 

In addition to Mr. Dove’s responsibilities at WDG, he teaches an undergraduate design studio at The Catholic University of America’s School of Architecture and Planning, and also is Chair Emeritus of the School's Development Board.  In 2002 he received the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in Architecture from the CUA's Alumni Association, and was the 2010 recipient of the CUArch's Joseph Miller Alumni Medallion.