Event Round-Up: DLR Group’s 50th Anniversary
By: Julie Wanzer, LEED AP
Denver, CO – DLR Group hosted their 50th Anniversary Celebration last night, transforming their Denver office in the SugarCube Building into a welcoming gala scene complete with a DJ, appetizer station, two bars and an open balcony space. Guests were greeted with the opportunity to vote for one of three charities by placing puzzle pieces into glass vases which DLR Group tallied for a Day of Service winner for the upcoming year that went to the Urban Peak Homeless Kitchen. DLR Group will be making donations to all three of these organizations.
The DLR staff mingled among the almost 200 attendees with a mixed crowd of architects, designers, contractors, engineers, developers, marketers and municipal leaders during the happy hour style event that included remarks and several toasts. Charles Dalluge, DLR Group’s President and Chief Operating Officer, gave a brief history of DLR’s humble beginnings on April 1, 1966 in Irv Dana’s basement in Omaha, Nebraska, and how although the firm’s physical surroundings have certainly changed, their core values have remained the same.
Mr. Dalluge also recognized the firm’s achievements in the past year alone by saying, “Each year seems to be better than the previous year, with last year the best in our firm’s history largely because of our focus on quality, growth and innovation.
- Won 38 design awards
- Hired a nationally recognized leader for a new Research & Development focus within our firm
- We ranked in the top 10 of all design firms in the United States, and ranked in the top 10 in the entire world in 3 areas of our practice
- We just opened a new Houston office, as well as new offices in Dubai and Nairobi, Kenya
- We acquired Sorg Architects in Washington DC last year, to both grow into that area of the country and increase our presence with the Federal Government.”