Two Ringling students won the Mitzner Markle Women's Sculpture Competition with their design of a wood sculpture involving two 13 foot Australian pine tree trunks. Dale had helped them fine tune their proposal by providing critical information such as specifications for engineering for wind loads and maintenance guidelines for longevity.
Dale fabricated the interior of the tea house, located on the banks of the pond, which was designed and constructed according to customary Japanese methods by the architect Glen Darling of Greg Hall Architect.
A joint project of Dale and Jenny is the boutique mid-century guest house on Lido Beach in Sarasota, FL. Dale built custom retro styled kitchens, panelled walls with birch and high gloss paint, and added Australian pine dining tables and bar tops to the units, as well as a 10 foot long table for entertaining outside.
The replica of architect Paul Rudolph’s iconic midcentury modern Walker Guest House stood on the grounds of the Ringling Museum from November 2015 till April 30 2017. The Sarasota Architectural Foundation conceived of the replica project and raised the $250,000-plus to produce it.