Our History

Back in ‘83, Bruce Dahlquist and Dwain Lutzow joined their families for dinner. As the evening progressed, the lively conversation moved from the upcoming summer release of “Return of the Jedi” and that new TV show “The A-Team” to the lofty topic of Great Architecture. Here at the dinner table, in the company of friends, is where the cornerstone of our firm was set.

The two founding partners agreed that Great Architecture doesn’t just come from someone in a black turtleneck and frameless glasses, with an ego bigger than the building; it comes from someone who can roll up their sleeves, get over the idea that flashy is always better, and know their client’s vision. What are your organization’s needs and aspirations? What is your organization’s brand, style and culture? How can your building be designed to reflect you? Can your building make your job easier and more cost effective?

This is our philosophy. We’ll work closely with you to learn about your organization and how it functions. This will inspire every space we design for you – a formula that for decades has bestowed our clients their own unique version of Great Architecture.

It’s an honor and a privilege to know that your project represents your legacy for decades to come. After all, it’s you that makes us great.

Examples of our work