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Forbes Details DLR Group's Master Plan for 2027 World Expo

February 24, 2023

DLR Group is gearing up for the announcement of the World Expo bid winner, as is the rest of the world, with Forbes covering the firm's master plan design for the Bloomington, Minnesota bid. If selected, this will be the first World Expo in the U.S. since the 1980s. The U.S. is competing against Argentina, Serbia, Spain, and Thailand to host the three-month event.

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    We focus on design that efficiently connects citizens to public services at the city, county, state, and federal levels, increasing their engagement with the government while improving the workplace experience for employees.

  • Cultural+Performing Arts

    Behind every performance, event, or exhibition is an interwoven backdrop of complex issues that design thinking can resolve, helping us understand our collective heritage.

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    DLR Group designs and delivers efficient, innovative, and agile workplaces that help Federal teams fulfill the specific mission unique to each agency.

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    At the center of our practice is an individual – be it a patient, caregiver, instructor, or student.

  • Higher Education

    We fully embrace our responsibility to society by designing spaces that emphasize academic learning and social development.

  • Hospitality

    Our hospitality design experience, paired with a passion for storytelling, delivers a unique solution for every client.

  • Justice

    As stewards of the public built environment, we elevate behavioral, environmental, and social betterment, with emphasis on healing, equity, and transformation for the individual and community.

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    We help districts across the country navigate change to better serve educators and communities, and improve educational experiences and outcomes for students.

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    Be it retail, office, hospitality, or housing our design approach has not changed: We deliver environments that reflect the local culture and personality of a community.

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    The quest for a championship is by design. Fans crave it. Athletes train for it. Coaches are judged by it.

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    We design transit facilities to connect citizens to their cities, counties, and the world beyond.

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    We design workplaces that work – from interior environments and core-and-shell facilities to celebrate the people who work in them.


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The concept of ownership, its importance to our culture, and the immense benefits are rather simple. Driven by opportunity, we make decisions that impact not only our success but also that of our clients and partners.

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