DLR Group

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DLR Group
Industry Architecture, Engineering
Founded 1966
Headquarters Minneapolis, Minnesota
Products architecture, engineering, planning, interior design
Revenue $169 million (FY 2016)
Number of employees
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.

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.[1]

In February 2010, DLR Group acquired 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.[2] 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.[3] In 2015, DLR Group acquired Washington, D.C.-based Sorg Architects, establishing a strong presence on the East Coast.[4] In September 2016, DLR Group acquired design firm Westlake Reed Leskosky, adding locations in Charlotte, Cleveland, and New York.[5] In February 2017, DLR announced its acquisition of Studio Hive, a Minneapolis interior design firm.[6] The firm acquired San Francisco based design firm Kwan Henmi in May, 2017.[7]

In its January 2017 rankings, United Kingdom based BD World Architecture ranked DLR Group's Education practice #1, Government practice #4, Engineering practice #6, Sports practice #9, and its Sustainable Design practice #9 in its annual world rankings.[8] DLR Group also ranks as the 23rd largest firm in America by revenue according to Architectural Record.[9] In its 2016 Giants 300 rankings, Building Design+Construction recognized the firm's Courts[10] and Education[11] practices as number one in the United States.

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.[12]

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  2. ^ Architect, WWCOT to Become Part of DLR Group, March 2010
  3. ^ Architect
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  6. ^ Norfleet, Nicole (22 February 2017). "DLR group acquires interior design group Studio Hive". Minneapolis Star Tribune. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
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  8. ^ "World Architecture 100 - the only comprehensive survey of the world's biggest architects". www.bdonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  9. ^ "2016 Top 300 Architecture Firms". www.architecturalrecord.com. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  10. ^ "COURTHOUSE GIANTS: A ranking of the nation's top courthouse design and construction firms". Building Design + Construction. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  11. ^ "K-12 SCHOOL GIANTS: In a new era of K-12 education, flexibility is crucial to design". Building Design + Construction. Retrieved 2017-05-17. 
  12. ^ American Institute of Architects web site, AIA 2030 Commitment, List of Committed Firms [1]
  13. ^ a b AIA Seattle Website, Firm Finder
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  15. ^ PRWeb Newswire, June 17, 2009, DLR Group to Design Headquarters Hotel in Tucson [2]
  16. ^ American School & University Website, Feb. 1, 2009
  17. ^ Education Design Showcase, Green Project of Distinction Winner 2008
  18. ^ Education Design Showcase, Honorable Mention Winner 2008 Education Design Showcase [3]
  19. ^ SchoolDesigns.com
  20. ^ a b c Baseball America, College Preview, Ballparks Feature, Feb. 23, 2009
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  27. ^ [4] AIA Seattle Website, Firm Finder
  28. ^ "Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution Opens." The Layton Companies. Retrieved on December 12, 2010.
  29. ^ "Ballpark FAQs". Rockland Boulders. Archived from the original on April 29, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  30. ^ "Sports Complex at Benedictine University in Lisle". walshgroup.com. 
  31. ^ DLR Group web site, Locations

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