DLR Group believes integrated design is the practice of early collaboration in order to produce sustainable design excellence.
At the core of an integrated design firm are collaborative, interdisciplinary teams composed of all project lifecycle stakeholders. These teams champion true collaboration, open information sharing, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and proficient use of technology to elevate design. The outcome is sustainable design of a high performance building for a sustainable future.
DLR Group's brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. Founded as an architecture and engineering firm in 1966, today we serve clients through integrated delivery of planning, architecture, engineering, interiors, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. Our core areas of expertise are organized around Hospitality, Retail/Mixed-Use, Workplace, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Justice+Civic, and Sports design. These design services and our sector expertise are available in every DLR Group location.
Our practice for corporate and commercial clients entails three focus areas: Hospitality, Retail/Mixed-Use, and Workplace. We are a design partner with Hyatt, Marriott, General Growth Properties, Simon Malls, Starbucks, Boeing, Google and other best in class brands to elevate a guest experience, increase sales, and enhance workplace satisfaction and productivity.
DLR Group believes a 21st century school fully integrates curriculum with technology. The outcome is passionate, self-learners who use problem-solving skills to transform school into a collaborative working environment. The Council of Educational Facility Planners International recognized the design of Marysville (Wash.) Getchell High School and Joplin (Mo.) Interim High School with the James D. MacConnell Award in 2011 and 2012 for the outstanding planning of education facilities. DLR Group is the only firm to win the MacConnell Award in consecutive years.
Colleges and universities across the country benefit from our integrated facility design, development, and management expertise. DLR Group collaborates with clients to design solutions that support organizational strategy, objectives, and values. Our Higher Education experts work as a trusted partner to public colleges and universities and private institutions on campuses across the nation providing master planning, allied health, and residence hall expertise.
DLR Group’s Justice+Civic practice is recognized for award-winning courthouse and correctional design for local, state, and federal clients. In no other market type is our promise to elevate the human experience more vital than in the design of modern, humane correctional facilities. Our designers deliver flexible civic buildings, public safety complexes, and correction facilities to meet the unique needs of inmates and staff in local communities.
DLR Group Sports design delivers facilities that meet the needs of users, whether that is an Olympic medalist, collegiate athlete, professional competitor, or recreational sportsperson. Our designs elevate the fan and athlete experience on campuses across the nation including Louisiana State University, University of Nebraska, University of Texas, and University of Southern California, and for owners of professional franchises across the country.
DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030. We believe sustainability is best judged by disciplined, systematic evaluation of high performance building metrics (energy, air quality, daylighting, water, maintenance costs, wellness, productivity, etc.) to measure the effectiveness of design and not just by plaques on a wall.
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