It’s that time of the year again. At schools, Second Semester is well under way. Seniors are getting their acceptance letters from colleges and working on their FAFSA’s. At DLA, we’re gearing up for the Construction season. We’re also starting to see submissions for the DLA Architects
Graphic Design icon Steven Heller interviews Pamela Pease, creator of Design Dossier: Architecture for Kids. The new book sounds fantastic. An excerpt from the interview: What can children truly derive from the material you are giving them. What is their take-away? That their ideas m
I’m a firm believer in the concept that “architecture connects us all” – and it does in a variety of ways. Architectural design is an expression of our culture and it is closely tied to people and their influences and ideas. When it comes down to it, it is interpersonal interaction th
The Gymnasium Addition at Ridgewood High School, designed by DLA Architects, is featured in the new issue of Design Cost Data (DCD) Magazine. The project is a great example of sustainable design for an educational facility and it earned LEED Gold certification. Read more about the pro
In this series, DLA Architects President Bruce Dahlquist shares observations, both positive and negative, regarding project management and office organization, through the various stops that he has made along his professional path.
Sustainability and Green Design are the buzz words of the day, especially in reference to architecture. What’s it all about? Well, the way we talk about it is a great place to start; language can be a challenge because each of us might think a term has a different meaning. Three terms
Over the years, as I've progressed and matured in the practice of architecture, I've come across quotations from a variety of sources that have become my moral compass. I thought I'd share these. Maybe they'll inspire you, guide you, or reaffirm your values...
DLA Partner Steve Wright usually keeps a busy schedule, but this week he’s taking some time to get away from the office and get his hands dirty. He and his daughter have hit the road to New Orleans. This is their second trip to help rebuild the Lower 9th Ward which was inundated
We’re proud to share that DLA Architect’s new Multi-Purpose Classroom Building for Elgin Community College has been awarded the Merit in Architecture for Preservation and Adaptive Reuse from the Northeast Illinois Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ at the biennial
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