News & Resources

Ed Wright Named Partner
An experienced architect, Ed is passionate about school design.
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Eric S. Sickbert, AIA, Promoted to Chief Financial Officer
Forward-thinking and analytical, Eric has nearly three decades with the firm.
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Cultivating a Culture of Mentorship
Leadership goal to continue the culture of working hard while having fun along the way.
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Long-Time Architect Carrie Matlock Named President
Recently my partners and I voted Carrie into the position of president of the firm. She is an architect who sees how the smallest of elements add up to the...
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Co-Founder and President Bruce Dahlquist Celebrates Retirement
Founding partner Bruce Dahlquist retired on February 14th, the firm’s 34th anniversary.
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Student Design Input Shapes New Collaboration Space at Lake Zurich High School
Dynamic, coffeehouse-style lounge shaped by student design input will empower kids to collaborate on projects and learn from each other.
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Leadership: The Game Plan
What makes a leader? As I look at successful leadership traits, both in myself and in the many others that I have worked with, I realize that there is a...
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Class in Session at New Science Addition at Elmwood Park High School
With bright and roomy classes that open to the corridor thanks to the large overhead doors, distance markings on the floor and “drop-zones” in...
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Progress at Elgin Community College’s Public Safety Training Center
We’ve had our quad-copter drone out at the Burlington, Illinois site of the new Elgin Community College Public Safety Training Center several times this summer. Take a look at the...
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H-F Fieldhouse Achieves LEED Gold Certification
U.S. Green Building Council announces that North Building Fieldhouse Addition project earned a LEED gold certification under the LEED for Schools Rating System...
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BUILDING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION Releases GIANTS 300 REPORT
DLA Architects once again in the Top 100 in the prestigious magazine's ranking of the nation's Top Architecture Firms...
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DLA Architects Donates to Community Back to School Programs
Back to school programs in northern Illinois will benefit from donations of supplies totaling over $1,000 from DLA Architects...
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Creating a 21st Century Learning Environments with Students at Crete-Monee School District
Our team recently brainstormed with students at Crete-Monee School District to develop the program for their new 21st century learning environments. Students were given color markers and encouraged to write...
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A Student Centered Classroom Design starts with the Students
Our team recently brainstormed with students at Crete-Monee School District to develop the program for their new 21st century learning environments. Students were given color markers and encouraged to write...
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ENGINEERING NEWS RECORD Announces MIDWEST TOP DESIGN FIRMS
DLA Architects moves up 2 spots in the prestigious magazine's ranking of the Midwest's Top Design Firms...
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