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 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
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
Top Midwest Design Firm
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

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...
Newly Renovated TV/Radio Broadcasting Studio Unveiled
We're very excited to see the folks over at WCIU's You & Me This Morning...
A celebration of commitment and expertise
At DLA we realize that our people are what make the firm stand out. Employees...
It’s National Architecture Week
At DLA Architects, we're celebrating Architecture Week by asking area students to THINK [about architecture]....
Administrative Office Design featured in AS&U Magazine
Design of Homewood Flossmoor Community High School Administration Office Remodeling featured in American School &...
DLA HQ garners Green Commendation
Doug Widener of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) presented a LEED Certified plaque to...