JAMES CITY–A local architectural firm has announced that two of its employees have earned their architectural licenses.
Guernsey Tingle announced on June 27 that its Vice President T. Michael Creasy and architect Peyton Bright have passed rigorous state and national architectural exams, which includes Virginia’s Architect Registration Examination (ARE). The ARE is a professional licensure program that has been adopted by each of the 50 states as well as the Washington D.C. It is a multi-exam series that is set up to test a person’s knowledge on architecture.
Creasy has been with the firm since 2015. He currently manages installation projects alongside contractors as the Design Project Manager. Creasy has contributed his professional time to projects at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Yorktown, Fort Lee in Hopewell, and Fort Benning (Ga.). His design contribution portfolio includes the expansion of St. Bede Catholic Church in James City County, the Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury Memory Care Facility in Irvington, and the renovation of the bachelor enlisted quarters at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida.
Bright started with GuernseyTingle four years ago. His current duties include supporting residential, multi-family, and resort design projects. Prior to joining GuernseyTingle, Bright graduated from Virginia Tech with significant experience using digital graphics in order to visualize designs. His portfolio includes the Downtown Hampton Implementation Study where he brought the ideas of local business owners to realization through a 3D visual flyover of a potential new downtown area. Bright also provided support for projects with Busch Gardens Williamsburg, CHUKKA Caribbean Adventures, and the City of Petersburg.
“Becoming licensed as an architect is a major milestone in our profession, and one that certainly benefits GuernseyTingle,” said GuernseyTingle President Thomas G. Tingle in a statement to the Peninsula Chronicle. “Michael and Peyton join our ten other licensed architects and will soon have their National Council Certificates, which will allow reciprocity in other states in the Eastern U.S. where we have clients and projects.”