Dale Duncan

Principal, Operations Director

Dale began his career as a technical architect, construction advisor, and specification editor, but today, he helps lead Perkins&Will’s 28th studio on Bainbridge Island. He’s inspired by great design and has contributed to several award-winning projects as a team leader and manager.

Over the course of his career, Dale has been a mentor and advisor for young architects. An adjunct lecturer at the University of Kansas, Dale taught the Ethics and Professional Practice course for 10 years. He also served as President of the AIA Kansas City chapter in 2016.

Growing up in the Heartland, Dale was inspired by life on a small farm and watching his father adapt tools and machinery to meet his daily needs. Dale learned the importance of each assembly, and the beauty in the final detail. Now, he thoroughly enjoys the art of refining details that support design ideas.

Unique Fact

Dale leads a nonprofit that supports veterans and their families: The Spencer C. Duncan Make It Count Foundation was created in honor of Dale’s oldest son Spencer, a specialist in the U.S. Army who, in August 2011, was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. He was 21 years old.

“I aspire to be a binding agent to bring people together. United, we are stronger and have greater opportunity for success. It is my goal to encourage and guide teams to use their best skills, and motivate them to step forward with confidence.”