- Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery
Cultural + Performing Arts
Behind every performance, museum exhibition, or cultural event is an interwoven backdrop of complex issues that design thinking can resolve. Whether designing a new venue or reimagining an existing one, we promise to create spaces that enrich the community, empower creative expression, and set the stage for cultural and economic vitality.
See Our Work
- Point Park University Pittsburgh Playhouse
State-of-the-Art Meets Historic Urban Context
- Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex
Flexible Planning for Community Arts
- St. Joseph Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
New Cultural Amenity on the Lake
- Murphy Arts District
Creating an Entertainment Destination
- Cleveland Museum of Natural History Transformation
Inspired by the Water that Shapes Our World
- Playhouse Square
60-Acre Theater District Revitalization
- Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
19th-Century Landmark for 21st-Century Art Education
- OBERLIN COLLEGE + CONSERVATORY
Expanding Arts Facilities for the Future
- Shenzhen Opera House
Sculptural Forms House New Performance Halls
- Shenzhen Natural History Museum
Design Mimics the Hills and Valleys of the Pearl River Delta
- SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center
Transformative Commitment to Community
- Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Paying Homage to the Spirit of Woodstock
- Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Bringing the Straz Center to the Riverfront
- Heard Museum
Celebrating Native American Artists
Bringing a Collection to the Community through Accessible Technology
A technical story of the Hispanic Society of America’s museum terrace activation welcomes New York back to their space.
Brighter Days are Ahead for the Arts
As more people are vaccinated and the public feels more confident about re-engaging with their broader communities, arts organizations can be optimistic about the future.
Facilities Considerations for (Re)Opening Night
Significant attention is being paid to building systems, including their impact on operating costs, air quality, and other health and safety issues as a result of the pandemic.
Financial Considerations for (Re)Opening Night
DLR Group has identified a number of opportunities for the performing arts community to safely re-engage their patrons and artists without compromising the quality of their productions.
Operational Considerations for (Re)Opening Night
In direct response to the current pandemic, the following operational considerations can help performing arts organizations provide a safe environment for patrons, performers, and employees.
Design Voice Podcast
Design is in the DetailsMarch 1, 2021
For Women’s History Month, we are collaborating with the Design Voice Podcast to showcase inspiring women from the firm. If you’ve ever wondered where the name of this podcast came from, it was actually inspired by a saying we have – that “everyone has a design voice.” Featured below is Principal Vanessa Kassabian, AIA.Read More
DLR Group Supports New York’s Neighborhoods Now Initiative
Firm provides safe reopening design strategies for five cultural and performing arts institutions within the Lower East Side neighborhood.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Breaks Ground on $150M Expansion
Our design creates the framework to achieve CMNH's vision of pioneering a new model for natural history museums and reinventing its entire complex.
Oberlin College Celebrates Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Annex Opening
The Performing Arts Annex is part of a multi-phased design that includes the newly-completed Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater.