Long-time Architect Carrie Matlock named President

Recently my partners and I voted Carrie into the position of president of the firm. She is an architect who sees how the smallest of elements add up to the whole.
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Progress at Elgin Community College’s Public Safety Training Center

We’ve had our quad-copter drone out at the Burlington, Illinois site of the new Elgin Community College Public Safety Training Center several times this summer. Take a look at the footage from one of the visits...
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A Colorfully Designed NeoCon 2015

This year color was the big standout theme at Neocon...
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Neighborhood Schools are Good for Your Kids’ Health

This month, we've committed to spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. All this focus on the outdoors and physical activity got us thinking about the schools we design and how active environments have the potential to enable students to "get moving."
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USGBC Announces Top 10 States For LEED In 2014

Ridgewood High School Among Buildings Contributing to State of Illinois' Top LEED Ranking...
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DLA Architects THINK [about architecture] Scholarship

Top Ten Reasons to THINK [about architecture]: Why not try for a Scholarship?

The DLA Architects Think [about architecture] Scholarship is available. Students at eligible schools have a good shot at being selected for the $500 School Level Scholarship...
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A top-notch financial officer, Tom McInerney has been a Principal at DLA Architects for 17 years. He will retire at the end of 2014...

Tom McInerney, DLA Architects Comptroller, to Retire

A top-notch financial officer, Tom McInerney has been a Principal at DLA Architects for 17 years. He will retire at the end of 2014...
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Cantigny Park Main Entrance

Making an Entrance at Cantigny Park

The new Winfield Road entrance to Cantigny Park represents DLA Architects continued service to Cantigny and the McCormick Foundation, dating back to 1989!
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3 Inspiring Concepts for School Design at NEOCON 2014

Neocon is always a great source for inspiration. This year three ideas stood out as especially relevant to school design...
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High Performing Schools are Green

My takeaways from the Illinois Healthy Living & High Performing Schools Symposiums/Workshops, sponsored by Governor Pat Quinn, the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council and the Illinois Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. The overarching theme of the event was how to
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