Edward L. Wright, AIA, LEED® AP BD+C


Some architects see buildings as cookie-cutter boxes; Ed Wright sees them as a puzzle. This innate sense of curiosity and talent for problem-solving serves him well as a principal at DLA Architects. He also has a deep understanding of building systems and construction logistics thanks to his early experience in the construction trades.
Ed has led many award-winning projects including Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s Field House and the Renovations at Kankakee High School.

He holds two degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture.

Watching or attending sports games are a favorite pastime. When not taking advantage of all of the things that Chicago has to offer, Ed finds time to head home to Michigan. Here he spends time with his sister, niece and nephew… and his close extended family that consists of 20+ first cousins.


  • Sports
  • Golf
  • Music
  • Family
  • Travel – trying to visit as many places as he can
  • Skiing in the winter
When I was younger, I worked in various aspects of construction, from estimating to working as a laborer and Millwright. This really piqued my interest in how the different components of a building fit into place and how construction logistics work. I knew I wanted to be a part of the process of figuring out what pieces are best for a project and where they belong in the big picture.

Ed Wright
Addition provides much needed space for vibrant Fine Arts programs
Reimagined Learning Spaces
Putting the Cool in Culinary Arts
Transforming an Existing High School for Today’s Learners
Kankakee High School Renovation, Kankakee, IL
Kankakee High School Renovation, Kankakee, IL
Renovation Phase 1 of Kankakee High School, Kankakee, IL
Top Midwest Design Firm
Long-Range Plan at Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School
Top 300 Architecture Firms
Steger Intermediate Center, Steger, IL
Addition and Remodel at Crete-Monee Middle School, University Park, IL
Addition and Remodel at Crete-Monee Middle School, University Park, IL
Elementary School Architecture Designed to Create Community
Curriculum Takes Center Stage
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

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