Louis F. Noto, Jr., AIA, LEED® AP BD+C

PRINCIPAL, ARCHITECT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Lou Noto, who is known for his leadership and organizational skills, is Chief Operating Officer at DLA. He manages the day to day operations of all the Architects, production staff, and projects within the firm. He also puts his skills to use in the community as a volunteer assistant coach for his sons’ football and baseball teams.

Lou is passionate about family time; he enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, and family. He brings this spirit to the office with his ability to create a sense of camaraderie.

When it comes to his clients, Lou takes their trust personally. He will go the extra mile to provide them the best service and will always be the client’s advocate to ensure their needs are being met. He is honest, straight forward, and has a great sense of humor. His clients respect that.

Interests

  • Family
  • Football
  • Architecture
  • Baseball
  • Travel
  • Watersports
  • Landscaping
When I was growing up, I was fascinated how drawing lines and shapes on a piece of paper could be transformed into blueprints for constructing buildings and that’s what led me into the Architecture field.
I can’t tell you how fulfilling it is to now be the author of those lines and shapes, the information used by contractors to build DLA’s innovative 3-dimensional spaces and buildings.

Lou Noto
New Indoor Aquatic Center
Play Doesn’t End at the Playground
Renovations and New Amenities at Existing Park
Fieldhouse Rises from the Rubble
Top Midwest Design Firm
Expansion Yields Limitless Possibilities for Performing Arts
Richard & Sharon Portillo Performing Arts Center Addition at Argo Community High School, Summit, IL
Richard & Sharon Portillo Performing Arts Center Addition at Argo Community High School, Summit, IL
Top 300 Architecture Firms
Richard & Sharon Portillo Performing Arts Center Addition at Argo Community High School, Summit, IL
Ample Practice and Performance Spaces Enhance Performing Arts Program
Science, Corridor & Administrative Addition at Shepard High School, Palos Heights, Illinois
Science, Corridor & Administrative Addition at Shepard High School, Palos Heights, Illinois
Science Classroom Design Breaks the Boundary Between Lecture and Lab
Form and Function Meet
Taking it to the MAX
Rising to New Heights
Creating Great Places to Learn
Engaging Environments that Enhance the Arts
Swimming in Style

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