C. R. George Dove, FAIA, former Managing Principal of WDG, prominent architect whose remarkable career spanned nearly five decades, and whose legacy in the Greater Washington Metro region will endure for generations, passed away on October 23, 2023 from post surgical complications. Born in Annapolis, MD on February 9, 1942 to Reginald and Arita Dove, George graduated from Penn State and later received a Masters from Catholic University following his service as an officer in the US Navy. Throughout George’s career he worked on award winning projects in the Washington, DC area and around the world. George received many accolades for his work in the field of Architecture, including the distinction of FAIA. George is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ann, his children Marc and Leah Renee, and his four granddaughters, Marley, Hannah, Ella and Magdalene. Services will be held at a later date.
Outside of WDG, George was a dedicated community leader. He concurrently served as chairman of the board of the Washington Building Congress (WBC) in 1990-1991 and president of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 1993. As an association leader, he mobilized a strong coalition from disparate industry associations to jointly sponsor community service projects, educational forums, regional workshops for guiding development, and a public-private partnership to jump-start the revitalization of the District of Columbia’s public housing infrastructure. These programs had a significant impact on the region’s economic and social recovery during the mid-1990’s.