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21st Century Education is now
DLA Architects is committed to creating spaces that support and inspire 21st Century education. In keeping with this, we recently hosted another in our series of symposiums reinforcing our core...
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Architect Carrie Matlock discusses some of the research around 21st Century Educational Theory and design trends for creating spaces to support it.
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Too Late for Pessimism at Greening the Heartland
Marge Anderson, executive VP of the Energy Center of Wisconsin, gave the opening keynote address at Greening the Heartland 2013. She concluded her remarks with the quote “It’s too late...
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Full Circle at BUILDINGChicago
One of the sessions that I attended BUILDINGChicago/Greening the Heartland was Materials Matter - Innovative Design with Wood. The speaker said something that really stayed with me: “Wood is ...
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Help Wanted: Architectural Drafter
DLA Architects, Ltd. is seeking a self-motivated Architectural Drafter to join our growing firm located in Itasca, IL. Candidates must...
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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 scholarships to the top entrants.
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Engaging aspiring professionals
At DLA Architects, our focus is school design and we’re experts at creating spaces that enhance a 21st century education. This means we create environments that encourage...
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Newly Renovated TV/Radio Broadcasting Studio Unveiled
We're very excited to see the folks over at WCIU's You & Me This Morning give a shout-out to the newly unveiled TV/Radio Broadcasting Studio at Homewood Flossmoor High School....
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A celebration of commitment and expertise
At DLA we realize that our people are what make the firm stand out. Employees recognized for service include: Jose Pareja, Matt Lowe, Tracy Biederstadt, Hilarion Amaro, & Sandy Warren
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Community Connections in the Great Outdoors
I love the outdoors and I'm an avid fisherman. As a member of the Bloomingdale-Roselle Rotary Club, I had the privilege of participating in the annual fish release at Lakeview...
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Part of our Community
Last Friday, I had the privilege of serving as Principal for a Day at Otter Creek Elementary School in School District U-46, a school that we designed several years ago.
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It’s National Architecture Week
At DLA Architects, we're celebrating Architecture Week by asking area students to THINK [about architecture]. Students submit a video exploring the architecture of their school
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It’s all about focus and passion
When I started out on my own, working in the basement of Peggy’s and my home, I never dreamed that we would be here today. In 1983 when Dwain and...
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Technology in Schools: The 21st Century Principal
A take on technology in schools: “When people adopt technology, they do old things in new ways. When people internalize technology, they find new things to do."
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A musical interlude
DLA President Bruce Dahlquist shares his thoughts on a presentation by Chris Catalano, the CEO and Chairman of the School of Rock.
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