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Walt Teague, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, SEED AP

Creative Director

Architecture, engineering, and design are disciplines that need to be seamless, and they need to adapt in harmony to all the changes around us. Enabling this takes strong leadership and vision, which is what Walt Teague brings to Thinc Strategy as our Creative Director. 

In his role here at Thinc, Walt leads our design firm strategy and provides valuable insights to our team and clients as a seasoned architecture professional. He is also taking on the role of mentor and coach given his deep knowledge of how to develop talent and how to optimize design firms to help them scale. Walt is renowned for delivering quality work on time and on budget. Doing so – and simultaneously building a foundation for long-term relations with clients – is a balancing act. That’s part of Walt’s unique specialty, building bridges between clients and creative firms so that everyone achieves success.

For more than three decades, Walt has been the architect for a wide range of design projects that include senior living communities, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, municipal/government, and recreational project types. His extensive diversified experience successfully integrated design, technology, and creative thinking. Walt is a founding partner emeritus of Teague Freyaldenhoven Freyaldenhoven Architects & Planners (also known as TFF Architects) and is a long established leader in the field. His emphasis on service and quality design was effective in establishing and maintaining client trust and commitment for future engagements.

In 2012 Walt was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. He served on the North Carolina AIA College of Fellows Committee in 2014-2018, serving as chair in 2018. Going forward, Walt serves as the AIA College of Fellows Regional Representative until 2024. Walt has a long-standing leadership history with the AIA having recently served on the AIA National Strategic Council representing the South Atlantic Region. He twice served on the AIA South Atlantic Region Council and was the Senior Councilor in 2020 and 2021. Previously, he served on the NC AIA Board of Directors, as Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect, and President in 2007.

Walt was the Project Director for the development of the AIA North Carolina Center for Architecture & Design in Raleigh: the first free-standing Center for Architecture in the country. In 2011, Walt was awarded the prestigious AIA NC Dietrick Service Medal. In 2022, he was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve on the NC Board of Architecture and Interior Design.  In addition, Walt is a voluntary consultant to the NCSU School of Architecture Public Interior Design Studio.

Serving in a variety of roles within the nation’s leading association of professional architects afforded Walt with lessons in agility where he learned to adapt, be innovative, and to seek efficiencies with every role and project. These are essential today for success in the design profession given the constant changes in our field and in the world. Everything from how we work to where we work has undergone transformation. Design thinking that embraces creativity and flexibility are winning factors brought to Thinc clients by this high level of experience.

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Walt Teague, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP, SEED AP

Creative Director 

Architecture, engineering, and design are disciplines that need to be seamless, and they need to adapt in harmony to all the changes around us. Enabling this takes strong leadership and vision, which is what Walt Teague brings to Thinc Strategy as our Creative Director. 

In his role here at Thinc, Walt leads our design firm strategy and provides valuable insights to our team and clients as a seasoned architecture professional. He is also taking on the role of mentor and coach given his deep knowledge of how to develop talent and how to optimize design firms to help them scale. Walt is renowned for delivering quality work on time and on budget. Doing so – and simultaneously building a foundation for long-term relations with clients – is a balancing act. That’s part of Walt’s unique specialty, building bridges between clients and creative firms so that everyone achieves success.

For more than three decades, Walt has been the architect for a wide range of design projects that include senior living communities, K-12 and higher education, healthcare, municipal/government, and recreational project types. His extensive diversified experience successfully integrated design, technology, and creative thinking. Walt is a founding partner emeritus of Teague Freyaldenhoven Freyaldenhoven Architects & Planners (also known as TFF Architects) and is a long established leader in the field. His emphasis on service and quality design was effective in establishing and maintaining client trust and commitment for future engagements.

In 2012 Walt was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. He served on the North Carolina AIA College of Fellows Committee in 2014-2018, serving as chair in 2018. Going forward, Walt serves as the AIA College of Fellows Regional Representative until 2024. Walt has a long-standing leadership history with the AIA having recently served on the AIA National Strategic Council representing the South Atlantic Region. He twice served on the AIA South Atlantic Region Council and was the Senior Councilor in 2020 and 2021. Previously, he served on the NC AIA Board of Directors, as Secretary, Treasurer, President-Elect, and President in 2007.

Walt was the Project Director for the development of the AIA North Carolina Center for Architecture & Design in Raleigh: the first free-standing Center for Architecture in the country. In 2011, Walt was awarded the prestigious AIA NC Dietrick Service Medal. In 2022, he was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve on the NC Board of Architecture and Interior Design.  In addition, Walt is a voluntary consultant to the NCSU School of Architecture Public Interior Design Studio.

Serving in a variety of roles within the nation’s leading association of professional architects afforded Walt with lessons in agility where he learned to adapt, be innovative, and to seek efficiencies with every role and project. These are essential today for success in the design profession given the constant changes in our field and in the world. Everything from how we work to where we work has undergone transformation. Design thinking that embraces creativity and flexibility are winning factors brought to Thinc clients by this high level of experience.