DLR Group

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DLR Group
Type Employee-owned
Industry Architecture, Engineering
Founded 1966
Products architecture, engineering, planning, interior design
Revenue $116 million (FY 2012)
Employees 600+
Website www.dlrgroup.com

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, Nebraska.

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]

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