Commonwealth Architects
“I believe all solutions start by listening, by thinking, and then by acting on solution.”

Delmar L. Dayton, AIA


Delmar plays a leadership role in the design and implementation of projects for both public and private clients. He brings enthusiasm, commitment and the highest professional standards to his guidance of the project team, along with a dedication to understanding the client’s unique needs in order to develop and execute an integrated solution that is consistent with those needs.

Delmar’s early role and responsibilities as Chief City Architect for the City of Richmond helped him develop his strong focus on the client’s success. Delmar has over 46 years of experience in the architectural profession, working across the full spectrum of project types, scales, budgets, and timelines.


American Institute of Architects: Virginia Society AIA – President 1991 & 1992; Past Chairman, Government & Professional Affairs Committee; James River Chapter AIA – Past President; Virginia Foundation for Architecture – Treasurer/Trustee

Construction Specifications Institute (CSI): Richmond Chapter CSI – Past President

City of Richmond Fire Code Appeals Board – Past Chairman

American Arbitration Association: National Panel of Arbitrators, National Faculty

Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University: Bachelor of Architecture, 1976

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University: Post-graduate work towards Master of Architecture, 1977

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