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Brett Hobza



  • Architecture
  • K-12 Schools
  • Principal
Brett Hobza
  • Principal

"The fundamental form of a school has changed little in the last 130 years. What we are exploring today as school designers is completely redirecting the course for future generations of designers, and forever transforming school architecture. May our protégés bring about the EXTINCTION of double-loaded corridors!"

Brett specializes in the planning, design and modernization of K-12 schools. He joined DLR Group in 1989 and has influenced the planning, programming, and design of educational spaces that elevate learning for thousands of students every day.

He began his DLR Group career in Phoenix, where he was a key member of project teams for schools and educational facilities for dozens of school districts in Arizona, including Coronado High School and the Phoenix School for the Deaf. He relocated to Los Angeles in 2010, and leads the K-12 practice in California. His recent work includes the modernization master plan for Beverly Hills High School and the Jordan High School modernization.

"It's rewarding to see the impact a new school design has on students and teachers. We are in an exciting new era where the design of schools is tailored for student-centered environments that facilitate learning and enhance student achievement. I love being able to convey this to districts who are hungry for facilities that can set our next generation of leaders on a course for success."

Brett is an expert regarding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles and has presented nationally on this topic. He brings security expertise to each school project as he works to find a balance between the need for a secure environment and the need for an open, inviting learning environment.