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Griff Davenport


  • Chief Executive Officer
Griff Davenport
  • Chief Executive Officer

"I enjoy looking over the DLR Group horizon, envisioning our future as a company and then developing and executing the strategies to accomplish our vision."

Griff is DLR Group’s Chief Executive Officer. He leads the firm’s executive leadership team and collaborates with senior leadership to craft the firm's business strategy and elevate DLR Group design.

Griff has been instrumental in developing and driving the growth of DLR Group's vertical markets and its geographic footprint nationally and internationally. Key to this growth strategy is a relentless focus on forging a DLR Group brand that reflects and amplifies the firm's culture and commitment to design excellence and sustainability.

Griff joined DLR Group on Sept. 1, 1980 and has practiced his entire career with the firm. He was instrumental in establishing the Minneapolis DLR Group office and specialized in the K-12 education and higher education markets before being named managing principal in 2005.

"Irv Dana, one of the founders of DLR Group, used to always say, ‘Opportunity may not always come knocking, you have to create it!' That is so appropriate in the economy and vertical markets we operate in, and for the future of the design profession."

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