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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is DLR Group?

DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned, global, integrated design firm with offices around the globe advancing toward the goals of the 2030 Challenge to elevate the human experience through design. Our unique approach to integrating architecture, engineering, planning, and interiors with a diverse array of specialty services provides an unmatched depth of design expertise to our private and public clients. This has resulted in evidence-based, innovative design approach for private clients in HospitalityMixed-Use, and Workplace; our campus clients in HealthcareHigher Education, and Sports; our public clients in CivicCultural+Performing ArtsFederalJustice, and Transportation, and the leading K-12 Education design practice in the world.

Our preservation and sustainability work for projects like Portland Building, the LA Memorial Coliseum, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery have won multiple from the Chicago Athenaeum, and coveted awards from the AIA’s Committee on the Environment.

We practice a variety of multidisciplinary specialties to meet our client’s needs. Explore projects, ideas, press, and firm news associated with architectureengineering – as well as civil, electrical, mechanical, and structural – interiorsplanningacoustic designexperiential graphic designhigh performance designlandscape designlighting designpreservationreality capturescience+technologysustainability, and theatrical design.

What are the client sectors DLR Group designs for?

We serve a variety of private and public clients. You can learn about our private markets in HospitalityMixed-Use, and Workplace; our campus markets in HealthcareHigher EducationK-12 Education, and Sports; and our public markets in CivicCultural+Performing ArtsFederalJustice, and Transportation.

What are DLR Group’s core values and vision?

Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. We also care deeply about our planet and communities, and we connect professionally through core values of commitment, creativity, environmental stewardship, fun, integrity, ownership, sharing, and teamwork. Our values have been foundational to our success for more than 50 years and continue to guide our decision-making.
Learn more about who DLR Group is.

What kind of career opportunities are available at DLR Group?

We are a 100% employee-owned, integrated design firm. For us, this provides an array of career opportunities to explore. 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.
Explore the opportunities in our career culture.

How many locations does DLR Group have?

We have 33 locations globally. Our network of employee-owners spans from coast to coast in the United States and internationally with offices in Dubai and Shanghai.
Explore our DLR Group offices.

What is the Ideas section of DLR Group’s website?

Our Ideas are just that; ideas! Think of it as our blog. This section includes articles exploring our design thinking and problem solving.

Learn what makes DLR Group tick.

What is the leadership structure at DLR Group?

DLR Group’s Chief Executive Officer is Steven McKay, AIA, RIBA. Learn more about his 2022 elevation to CEO.
If you look for the DLR Group corporate HQ, you won’t find it. By design, all aspects of firm leadership – executive, operations, and design – are distributed in locations across the firm. This places senior staff and experts close to clients and the next generation of DLR Group leaders. 
See who’s leading DLR Group.

When was DLR Group founded?

DLR Group was founded on April 1, 1966, by architects Irving Dana, Bill Larson, and engineer Jim Roubal.
See more of DLR Group’s history.

How do I join your team?

Ready to advance your career?
Become an employee-owner.

How can I contact staff at DLR Group?

Email and phone contact information are available through our DLR Group leadership page. You can also send us a message through the mail icon on the right side of your screen.
Additionally, reach us through the DLR Group office pages.


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Our promise is to elevate the human experience through design. We explore global challenges with best-in-class clients committed to improving our world.

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