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Cultural + Performing Arts

Below, you will find highlights of our museums, campus arts work, and performing arts venues + amphitheaters, as well as thought leadership, project milestones, and key contact information.

Awards

Honors + Recognitions

Photo by Marjorie Becker Accidentally Wes Anderson
Experience Design

Fast Company Innovation by Design Names DLR Group for Three Awards

September 15, 2022

We have earned an Honorable Mention in the Experience Design category of Fast Company's 11th annual Innovation by Design Awards for our work on the exhibition “Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain.” In addition, our Verified Materials Transparency tool earned Finalist in the Sustainable category, and Honorable Mention in the Impact Category.

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The Ismaili Center

rendering of world's seventh ismaili center; a glass and stone building with a second level terrace overlooking a green park
The Ismaili Center in Houston. Rendering © Imara Houston Inc.
Firm News

Ismaili Center to be Houston's Newest Cultural Asset

November 16, 2021

DLR Group is leading the team of architectural partners responsible for delivering a venue dedicated to educational, cultural, and social events.

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Firm News+Ideas

Future Thinking + Milestones

Leadership

Connect With Our Team

If you don't meet them at a gallery or sit next to them at the theater, you can find their contact info here.

Paul Westlake

Global Cultural+Performing Arts Leader Senior Principal

Paul Westlake

FAIA, IIDA
Global Cultural+Performing Arts Leader Senior Principal
Paul directs the firm’s Cultural+Performing Arts sector. He collaborates with a diverse range of clients, including Broadway producers; premier performing arts centers, orchestras, and conservatories of music; major museums; and academic arts institutions; and a talented team of designers and technicians.

Dennis Bree

Cultural+Performing Arts Design Leader Principal

Dennis Bree

AIA, LEED AP
Cultural+Performing Arts Design Leader Principal
Dennis is an expert in the design of cultural and performing arts facilities, frequently leading product research, design work sessions, and detail development. He is a strong believer in the role projects play as centers of community, learning, and expression. Dennis is also a faculty associate at the Design School at Arizona State University, where he has taught undergraduate design studios in architecture.

Carol Duke

Business Development Leader Principal

Carol Duke

Associate AIA
Business Development Leader Principal
Carol leads client development and strategy to expand the firm’s international Cultural+Performing Arts Studio. Her long-range planning and commitment to equitable community-building supports projects at a high level, resulting in exceptional, inspiring design solutions.

Dan Clevenger

Culture+Performing Arts Leader Principal

Dan Clevenger

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Culture+Performing Arts Leader Principal
Dan is a Principal and Cultural+Performing Arts leader who balances technical and aspirational for audiences and artists. He believes in giving back to the profession and serves on the AIA Phoenix Metro Advisory Council and on the board of directors for Artlink, Inc., a Phoenix-based non-profit.

Christina Kruise

Business Operations Funding Specialist Associate

Christina Kruise

Business Operations Funding Specialist Associate
Christina is a business operations and fundraising specialist. Her natural curiosity and lifelong love for the arts led Christina to a career focused on development and planning for cultural facilities, working to ensure these spaces are equitable, accessible, inclusive, and representative of the communities in which they exist. An experienced practitioner, Christina has a deep understanding of the forces and trends at work in the arts and cultural sector, and how these elements impact the choices being made for a facility. She appreciates how the nuances of each project and client require individualized attention and care to arrive at the best solution.

Patrick Barrett

Theatrical Design Leader Senior Associate

Patrick Barrett

ASTC
Theatrical Design Leader Senior Associate
Patrick leads theater design for the firm by planning spaces and designing systems for the arts to support a wide range of performances. He and his team focus on how patrons will interact with the building, and how performers and technicians can ultimately use the space.

Jonathan Hopkins

Acoustics Leader Principal

Jonathan Hopkins

Acoustics Leader Principal
Jonathan leads our acoustic design team. He has delivered unique sensory experiences of sound in premier performing arts and museum environments for patrons around the globe. Jonathan is a lifelong musician, studying voice, piano, and saxophone performance, as well as music theory.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Business Development Leader Principal

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

MBA
Business Development Leader Principal
Kathleen leads business development for the Cultural and Performing Arts Studio in the western United States. She understands that trust is earned and should be protected through honest and candid dialogue. At the core of her client interactions is a relationship built through communication to clearly understand the dreams and desires of her clients and how design can address and meet their need.

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