DLR Group Grows Science + Technology Practice
DLR Group Grows Science + Technology Practice
(KANSAS CITY, Kans., April 28, 2021) – Chris Ertl, AIA, LEED AP, joins DLR Group to elevate the firm’s global science and technology practice. Practicing from the firm’s Kansas City location, Ertl will collaborate with integrated design teams consisting of planners, architects, and engineers to deliver healthcare lab solutions; research and teaching labs on academic campuses; and biotech, pharmaceutical, and other corporate facilities. Ertl brings more than 25 years of experience in the planning and design of high-performance research, teaching, and testing facilities.
“Chris is making an immediate impact on the firm. His vast industry knowledge is opening doors to new opportunities and raising the bar of the firm’s science and technology service offerings to our clients,” said DLR Group Senior Principal Stu Rothenberger, AIA, who leads the firm’s Global Higher Education Studio.
A champion of environmentally responsible design, Ertl creates lab spaces that maximize energy efficiency. He also ensures his designs are adaptable for future users/programs and are safe and healthy environments for occupants. Ertl is especially focused on creating workflow centric facilities that improve outcomes, such as reducing turn-around times, increasing accuracy of testing labs, and enhancing learning in teaching labs. His portfolio spans engineering and science buildings on higher education campuses; medical research and education facilities; governmental research and development laboratories; clean rooms; and corporate laboratories.
My passion is working collaboratively with scientists to understand how they perform their highly complex work and responding with viable, dynamic, and productive environments to meet their needs for today within an adaptable framework for future flexibility."
An active member of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories, Ertl is a board member and lecturer, offering programs and educational opportunities across the country to build awareness of the intricacies of sustainable lab design. He also is involved in a range of organizations that promote forward-thinking advancements in the development of laboratories and higher education learning and research facilities including the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Project Kaleidoscope, Tradeline, Society for College and University Planning, and Sustainable Labs Canada.
DLR Group Recognized with Two Awards for Interiors
The firm's design work is recognized by IIDA Southwest for the Heard Museum’s Jacobson Gallery and SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center.
Pipa Bradbury Named Interior Design Leader
With over 25 years of design experience, Principal Pipa Bradbury, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, has been named Interior Design Leader.
Firm Hires New Science+Technology Design Leader
With over 30 years of experience, Principal Gene Graff, AIA, LEED AP, joins DLR Group as Science+Technology Design Leader, elevating the firm’s global Science+Technology practice.
166 Employee-Owners Appointed to DLR Group’s Leadership Ranks
Three new senior principals and 22 principals were recently appointed at DLR Group, a 100% employee-owned global integrated design firm.
National Expansion of Courthouse Designs
DLR Group continues to produce ethos-driven designs for courthouses across America.
DLR Group Science+Technology Grows Leaders and Clients Coast-to-Coast
New leaders in Seattle and New York combined with new clients in education, biotech, and more position DLR Group for significant impact in the S+T market.
The Society of American Military Engineers
Society of American Military Engineers to bestow Seymour S. Greenfield Award for sustaining member and industry leadership.
Essam Nabih Recognized with Lifetime Achievement Award
Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, Essam Nabih is celebrated for his accomplishments in the field during his career.
Ellen Hanson Joins DLR Group
As business development leader, she’s responsible for securing design opportunities for the K-12 Education studio in Chicago.
DLR Group’s Hans Papke Receives the ULI Apgar Thought Leader Award
Recognized for his research and innovation, Hans coverage of a project in the desert puts biomimicry design in the spotlight.
In the Media
Spaces4Learning Reports on New Higher Education Leader
Dan Sullivan will serve in campus planning, building client relationships, and forming studies and strategies to build the Higher Education sector.
DLR Group Revitalizes Classic NASCAR Racetracks
As NASCAR evolves, our team is bringing new life to two classic racetracks for a new generation of fans.
Renovating a Historic Racetrack for NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary
The renovated North Wilkesboro Speedway will host the NASCAR 2023 All-Star Race. The track hasn’t hosted top-flight racing since 1996.
Hotel West & Main: Historic Firehouse Transformation
Hospitality Design spotlights Hotel West & Main, a former fire station into a new mixed-use hotel, bar, and restaurant.
The Importance of Culture and Retention in Interior Design
Interior Designer Laura Lee joins the INDEX podcast to discuss her inspirations, career, and thoughts on culture and retention within the design industry.
DLR Group Weighs in Future of NASCAR’s Racetracks
Will another permanent NASCAR racetrack ever be built? Principal Bob Carlson discusses this hot motorsport topic with Sports Business Journal.
DLR Group Welcomes Healthcare Business Development Leader
Peyton Maynard was featured in Healthcare Design Magazine as a new asset to the firm.
Allan Hancock College Debuts Completed Fine Arts Complex
DLR Group’s design for Allan Hancock College’s new Fine Arts Complex is featured in spaces4learning.
DLR Group Among Finalists in U.S. Navy Museum Ideas Competition
The U.S. Navy has unveiled artistic concepts from five architectural firms for their new national museum campus at Washington Navy Yard. designboom covers the story.
Lighting & Sound America Highlights the Arts in Joplin, Missouri
The publication explores the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, an adaptable space opening up new artistic possibilities for the community.