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DLR Group

DLR Group
Industry Architecture, Engineering
Founded 1966
Products architecture, engineering, planning, interior design
Revenue $116 million (FY 2012)
Number of employees

DLR Group is an architectural design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design to clients throughout the United States. The firm's focus is corporate (mixed-use, hospitality, and workplace), higher education, K-12 education, justice (courts, civic spaces, and detention), and sports design.

In September 2012, Architect magazine, the official publication of the American Institute of Architects, ranked DLR Group as the #1 firm in the United States in its annual ARCHITECT 50 ranking of U.S. firms. The ARCHITECT 50 list is compiled by weighting three key components of practice: design excellence and pro bono, sustainability, and business. DLR Group has ranked in the top 10 of U.S. firms each year since the ARCHITECT 50 debuted in 2009.[1]

DLR Group was founded in Omaha, Nebraska in 1966 as Dana Larson and Roubal and Associates. The founders were Irv Dana and Bill Larson, both architects, and engineer Jim Roubal.[2] The firm has 19 offices in the United States and an office in Shanghai, China. Its home office is in Omaha.

In February 2010, DLR Group merged Southern California-based design firm WWCOT into the firm. The transaction added DLR Group office locations in Los Angeles and Riverside, and the office in Shanghai.[3] In July 2010, DLR Group announced the acquisition of Minneapolis-based design firm KKE Architects. KKE offices in Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Tucson, and Pasadena, Calif., were merged into DLR Group.[4]

In its January 2012 rankings, United Kingdom based BD World Architecture ranked DLR Group's Education practice #1 in the world, its Criminal Justice practice #2, its Sports Stadia practice #4, and DLR Group Engineering #7 in the world.[5] DLR Group also ranks as the 26th largest firm in America by revenue according to Architectural Record.[6]

DLR Group is a member firm of Architecture 2030 and supports the 2030 Challenge. The firm also is a signatory of the American Institute of Architects’ 2030Commitment.[7]


  • DLR Group building designs 1
  • Office locations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

DLR Group building designs

Office locations



  1. ^ , The Architect 50, Sept. 2012Architect
  2. ^ Us. Sept. 2012, DLR Group website, accessed June 27, 2010
  3. ^ , WWCOT to Become Part of DLR Group, March 2010Architect
  4. ^ Architect
  5. ^ , 2012 World Architecture 100, January 2012BD World Architecture
  6. ^ June 2012
  7. ^ American Institute of Architects web site, AIA 2030 Commitment, List of Committed Firms [1]
  8. ^ a b AIA Seattle Website, Firm Finder
  9. ^ DLR Group Website
  10. ^ PRWeb Newswire, June 17, 2009, DLR Group to Design Headquarters Hotel in Tucson [2]
  11. ^ American School & University Website, Feb. 1, 2009
  12. ^ Architectural Record, Jan. 2009, Schools of the 21st Century
  13. ^ Education Design Showcase, Green Project of Distinction Winner 2008
  14. ^ Education Design Showcase, Honorable Mention Winner 2008 Education Design Showcase [3]
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  16. ^ a b c Baseball America, College Preview, Ballparks Feature, Feb. 23, 2009
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  19. ^ DLR Group Website
  20. ^ DLR Group Website
  21. ^ DLR Group Website
  22. ^ Hoffman Construction Co. Website
  23. ^ [4] AIA Seattle Website, Firm Finder
  24. ^ "Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution Opens." The Layton Companies. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
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  27. ^ DLR Group web site, Locations

External links

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