ARCHITECT magazine recognizes DLR Group as
the #1 architecture firm in U.S
DLR Group sits atop the 2012 ARCHITECT 50 List
(DLR GROUP–Sept. 24, 2012) — ARCHITECT magazine, the official publication of the American Institute of Architects, has recognized DLR Group as the #1 firm in the United States. ARCHITECT published the annual ARCHITECT 50 ranking of U.S. firms in its September issue.
The ARCHITECT 50 list is compiled by weighting three key components of practice: design excellence and pro bono, sustainability, and business. DLR Group has ranked in the top 10 of U.S. firms each year since the ARCHITECT 50 debuted in 2009.
“ARCHITECT’s scoring is a direct reflection of our promise to elevate the human experience through design,” said DLR Group Managing Principal Jon Pettit, AIA. “This recognition validates the efforts and investment of our employee-owners to transform DLR Group into a recognized design firm.”
According to ARCHITECT, the aim of its Top 50 list is to reward accomplishments according to the broadest possible criteria: “The list is designed to celebrate practice of all kinds – practices that are as adept with building technology as they are in business, that can win design awards and also give back to their communities. The overall winner? A big hand for DLR Group, which drew raves for its Joplin Interim High School in tornado-ravaged Missouri.”
In addition to being the leading K-12 education design firm in the United States, DLR Group partners with an envied list of clients including The Boeing Company, Google, Hyatt, Mall of America, NRG Energy, Kaiser Permanente, and with college and university campuses and public agencies across the nation.
“Client success stories like Joplin illustrate the effectiveness of DLR Group’s integrated design approach,” said DLR Group Managing Principal Griff Davenport, AIA. “This honor is really the outcome of the faith that clients have placed in DLR Group during the past 50 years. On behalf of our employee-owners, I want to thank every client across the country that has entrusted us to deliver their dreams and visions.”
DLR Group practices in the Corporate (hospitality, retail/mixed-use, workplace), Justice+Civic, Higher Education, K-12 Education, and Sports markets. The firm has offices in Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Des Moines, Honolulu, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Omaha, Orlando, Pasadena, Phoenix, Portland, Riverside, Sacramento, Seattle, Tucson, and in Shanghai.
About DLR Group
DLR Group is ranked #1 by ARCHITECT, the official publication of the AIA, in its 2012 ARCHITECT 50 ranking of U.S. firms. We are an integrated design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design from offices coast-to-coast and in China. Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients; local communities; and our planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit dlrgroup.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.