Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: DLR Group

August 11th, 2022

Member Spotlight by DLR Group

Provide us with a brief summary of your business’ services

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new construction, renovation, and adaptive reuse. The firm delivers sustainable design solutions for a diverse group of public and private sector clients, including civic, cultural+performing arts, federal, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, justice, K-12 education, mixed-use, sports, transportation, and workplace. We operate 30 offices from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts in the United States, and several international locations to help facilitate collaboration with our clients, partners, and fellow employee-owners.

Tell us about your company’s mission and values

Six simple words define our brand promise to each other, clients, and our communities: elevate the human experience through design. We achieve this promise with best-in-class clients committed to improving our world.

Our core values signify what we stand for. Resolute in these values, DLR Group is creating the future of integrated design.
• Commitment
• Creativity
• Environmental Stewardship
• Fun
• Integrity
• Ownership
• Sharing
• Teamwork

What are the services you use the most (or are looking forward to using) from the Columbus Chamber?

Community engagement and networking with other chamber members to build strong long lasting relationships.

How do you stay engaged with trends that you see in your industry?

We are actively involved in professional organizations that allow us to learn from other industry experts and communicate continuously with owners and consultants in each sector to evolve the practice.

What is your company culture like?

The firm is 100% employee-owned – a fundamental element of our design culture that gives every employee the opportunity to be an owner and share in the value they create. Ownership fosters a culture that incentivizes collaboration, with our clients and our teammates. Driven by opportunity, we make decisions that impact our success and the success of our clients and partners.

As industry leaders, we are dedicated to creating a greater sustainable impact for our people, our communities, and our planet. To hold ourselves accountable, we have committed our work to align with goals of the industry including, but not limited to the Architecture 2030 Challenge, the China Accord, the A&D Material Pledge, the SE2050 Challenge, and MEP 2040. Our sustainability action plan illustrates a path toward achieving these commitments and other sustainable actions.

What does it take to be a successful employee at your company?

Collaborative design thinking and problem solving are crucial to the success of DLR Group employee-owners. We work with, not for, our clients. Together, we make decisions that look beyond the built environment and consider the impact on stakeholders, the local community, and the planet..

What makes Columbus such a great place to do business?

DLR Group is fortunate to partner with clients in Columbus that fuel the firm’s commitment to the region. Columbus continues to grow in many ways, and the energy is apparent!

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