DLA Architects at Greenbuild 2014's Opening Plenary

Why We’re at Greenbuild 2014

The other day our friends over at Andersen Windows shared why they are pumped to be exhibiting at Greenbuild. This provoked us to think about why we are excited to be at the conference.
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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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Community Connections: 2014 Bloomingdale Park District Annual Fish Release

I was excited to participate in today's Bloomingdale Park District Annual Fish Release. The lake that I was at had about 100 children and parents enjoying the outdoors and appreciating nature. The boys and girls scooped fish from large tanks into little plastic buckets, walked over to
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Community Connections: Principal for a Day

Today, I had the privilege of serving as Principal for a Day at Coleman Elementary School in School District U-46. This was particularly special to me since 2 of my children went to Coleman. I visited each of the classrooms and saw the familiar faces of teachers who had my son who is
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Problem Based Learning at Elgin Academy

This Problem Based Learning assignment tasked students to successfully design the classroom space. The program challenged 5th through 8th grade students with the question: How could we redesign the interior of Sears Hall to maximize learning?
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FRWRD Project Earns LEED Silver Certification

U.S. Green Building Council recognizes FRWRD’s commitment to environmental stewardship and energy conservation. The new Administrative Office and Laboratory for FRWRD was designed by DLA Architects, Ltd.
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DLA Architects High School Scholarship Program Awards State Level Winners

DLA hosts scholarship winners for “A Day in the Life of an Architect” and presents scholarships to the top entrants.
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A celebration of commitment and expertise

At DLA we realize that our people are what make the firm stand out. Employees recognized for service include: Jose Pareja, Matt Lowe, Tracy Biederstadt, Hilarion Amaro, & Sandy Warren
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Part of our Community

Last Friday, I had the privilege of serving as Principal for a Day at Otter Creek Elementary School in School District U-46, a school that we designed several years ago.
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It’s all about focus and passion

When I started out on my own, working in the basement of Peggy’s and my home, I never dreamed that we would be here today. In 1983 when Dwain and I became partners, he talked me into...
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