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30 Years and Counting…
DLA Architects celebrates 30 years in 2013. Firm president Bruce Dahlquist shares his original vision and how the team accomplished his goals.
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Snail Troopers focus attention on Architecture Restoration
An International art collective recently created and placed 50 blue snail sculptures on a Milan cathedral’s roof to call attention to much-needed repairs and restoration. The snails are made from...
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Administrative Office Design featured in AS&U Magazine
Design of Homewood Flossmoor Community High School Administration Office Remodeling featured in American School & University Magazine’s Educational Interiors Showcase honoring the nation’s most Outstanding Learning Environments.
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DLA HQ garners Green Commendation
Doug Widener of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) presented a LEED Certified plaque to DLA; this recognition was for the design of our new corporate offices in Itasca.
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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 [about architecture] scholarships...
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Thanks for making us a Top Design Firm
Today we're celebrating some exciting milestones! We especially want to thank our clients for making it possible: we ranked #22 in the nation for K-12 Design, in the top 25...
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Hanover Township commemorates Lords Park
We were recently happy to attend the dedication of the Hanover Township Heritage Marker at Lords Park Pavilion. It was a wonderful event and it was interesting to hear the...
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Happy 40th Birthday Title IX
Tomorrow marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX. This landmark civil rights legislation resulted in increased educational opportunities and athletic participation, changing the school life of girls and women across...
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2012 THINK [about architecture] Scholarship
Students were asked to discuss their experience and interaction with the architecture that surrounded them at their school. Judging will surely be difficult as there are some wonderful and creative...
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How do Students see the School of the Future?
Earlier this year, the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) challenged middle school students to creatively apply their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills in The School of...
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals — THE Journal
A hot topic in education today is the definition of the term literacy. Traditionally it's about reading and writing to communicate effectively...
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An Interactive Journey Through New Yorks Roofscape Makeover – Technology – The Atlantic Cities
These videos are a great introduction to the concept of the heat-island effect and how alternative roofing surfaces can make a difference in your energy costs. Take a look...
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Are you keeping pace with 21st Century Education?
In keeping with the trends discussed at Learning Environments for Tomorrow, we came across an interesting article over in the Wall Street Journal that you might be interested in...
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Anatomy of a Healthy Workplace Infographic
Need some inspiration on how you can make your work environment a little healthier? Take a look at this infographic for some great ideas. Have you already implemented any of...
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Project Management Case History – A Career Reflection (Part 4)
LESSONS LEARNED: So, to sum it up, what have I learned since I began my career in the early 1970’s?
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