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

Congratulations to the THINK [about architecture] Scholarship Recipients
We're pleased to announce that the judging is complete and we've awarded the final THINK...
Thanks for making us a Top Design Firm
Today we're celebrating some exciting milestones! We especially want to thank our clients for making...
Top Ten Reasons to THINK [about architecture]
It’s that time of the year again. At schools, Second Semester is well under way....
A bit of courage
The latest issue of Illinois ASBO Update covers a variety of topics. Take a look at Dwain...
Time flies when you’re having fun!
29 years ago today, Bruce and Dwain officially founded DLA Architects. They and their partners...
Three reasons every professional should participate in a Career Day
Every year, the DLA Architects team participates in “Career Day” activities at our client schools....