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2012 THINK [about architecture] Scholarship Entries
The entries are in for the DLA Architects Scholarship and we're excited to share them...
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Project Management Case History – A Career Reflection (Part 3)
Within our management model we encourage visioning. We ask everyone to look ahead and share upcoming trends or industry changes with their collegues. This meant...
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Project Management Case History – A Career Reflection (Part 2)
After experiencing life in some very different firms, I made the major life decision to try it on my own...
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Learning Environments for Tomorrow… last week
The workshop Learning Environments for Tomorrow (LEFT) was a great immersion into the minds of...
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Learning Environments for Tomorrow | Harvard Graduate School of Education
To build or renovate a school in the 21st century is no easy feat. When you consider that many schools were built 40-plus years ago, educators and architects are often...
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SEDAC – Retro-Commissioning Program
We try to keep tabs on funding opportunities for our clients; it's certainly a moving target! We wanted to share that the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC) is now...
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The Forecast is Mostly Sunny
As a successful architectural firm, we are always looking forward. Long range planning is critical to our firm; it's a service we provide our clients. Forecasting and economic trends play a...
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Top Ten Reasons to THINK [about architecture]
It’s that time of the year again. At schools, Second Semester is well under way. Seniors are getting their acceptance letters from colleges and working on their FAFSA’s. At DLA,...
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Architecture for Ages 10 and Older — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers
Graphic Design icon Steven Heller interviews Pamela Pease, creator of  Design Dossier: Architecture for Kids. The new book sounds fantastic. An excerpt from the interview: What can children truly derive...
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Making the Connections: More than Just a Pile of Bricks
I’m a firm believer in the concept that “architecture connects us all” – and it does in a variety of ways. Architectural design is an expression of our culture and...
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Ridgewood High School featured in DCD Magazine
The Gymnasium Addition at Ridgewood High School, designed by DLA Architects, is featured in the new issue of Design Cost Data (DCD) Magazine. The project is a great example of...
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Project Management Case History – A Career Reflection (Part 1)
In this series, DLA Architects President Bruce Dahlquist shares observations, both positive and negative, regarding project management and office organization, through the various stops that he has made along his...
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A bit of courage
The latest issue of Illinois ASBO Update covers a variety of topics. Take a look at Dwain Lutzow's contribution, in which he shares his experience on getting involved in the legislative process.  ...
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Time flies when you’re having fun!
29 years ago today, Bruce and Dwain officially founded DLA Architects. They and their partners hosted a luncheon at the office to celebrate. In the opening speech, on behalf of...
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Three reasons every professional should participate in a Career Day
Every year, the DLA Architects team participates in “Career Day” activities at our client schools. We’ve had a variety of professionals from the owners of the firm to the designers...
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