Dwain A. Lutzow, AIA, NCARB


Dwain Lutzow is CEO and co-founder of DLA Architects. He is passionate about architecture and the White Sox.

Dwain enjoys sailing and is very results driven, which makes him a natural to chart our strategic direction and navigate executive operations. He is past Chair of the Illinois Association of School Business Officials SAC Committee, has served on the Illinois Capital Development Board’s Advisory Committee, and the American Institute of Architects local and State Boards.

It was under Dwain’s leadership that the THINK [about architecture] Scholarship Program was developed in 1997, providing financial support for over 200 college freshman.


  • Architecture
  • Sailing
  • Travel
  • Skiing
  • Photography
Good architecture may be expected.
However, at DLA, we constantly strive for great architecture, from passionate people that design dynamic spaces that inspire learning!

Dwain Lutzow
Top Midwest Design Firm
Long-Range Plan at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School
Top 300 Architecture Firms
Elementary School Architecture Designed to Create Community
Curriculum Takes Center Stage
Classroom Additions Create Spaces to Learn 21st Century Skills
Not Your Father’s School Cafeteria
North Building Field House Renovation at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, Illinois
Engaging and Playful Library Media Center
Physical Fitness and Extracurricular Activities are Enhanced in this New Fieldhouse
A Hardworking Sports & Recreation Center Design
TV and Radio Broadcast Studio Gets a State-of-the-Art Renovation
A Public Space Offers Privacy and Flexibility
Vikings Show Their Pride
Building for a Family of Faith
Creating Great Places to Learn
Engaging Environments that Enhance the Arts
A Focus on Fitness

Recent News

Dwain Recognized for 40 Years
DLA Architects’ CEO Dwain Lutzow was honored the 2019 AIA Northeast Illinois Design Awards Gala…
Liquid Architecture, Session One
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Cultivating a Culture of Mentorship
Leadership goal to continue the culture of working hard while having fun along the way.
Long-Time Architect Carrie Matlock Named President
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H-F Fieldhouse Achieves LEED Gold Certification
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DLA Architects once again in the Top 100 in the prestigious magazine's ranking of the...