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DLR Group, Omaha, Neb.

Main Office:

DLR Group
6457 Frances, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68106
Tel: 402-393-4100
Fax: 402-393-8747
800  employees total

Additional Offices:
11 U.S Offices: Chicago, Colorado Springs, Denver, Des Maines, Honolulu, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Lincoln, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Orlanob,


Engineering Spotlight:

DLR Group is an architectural design firm providing architecture, engineering, planning, and interior design to clients throughout the United States. The firm’s focus is corporate (mixed-use, hospitality, and workplace), higher education, K-12 education, justice (courts, civic spaces, and detention), and sports design.DLR Group was founded in 1966 as Dana Larson and Roubal and Associates. The founders were Irv Dana and Bill Larson, both architects, and engineer Jim Roubal. (wiki)

 Selected Projects:

W Hotel, CA

1313 Wayzata, Minneapolis


Embry-Riddle Library, FL

Marysville Getchell High School,  Marysville, Washington


Written by Lei Zheng

January 18, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

Hammel Green and Abrahamson Inc. (HGA), Minneapolis, Minn.

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UPMC Presbyterian

Bigelow Chapel at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

 Owensboro Health Regional Hospital

Capital One Hall at Capital One Center

Southern New Hampshire University – Innovation and Design Education Building

Education First – North American Headquarters

Main Office
 » Minneapolis, Minnesota

Additional U.S Offices
 » Los Angeles, CA
 » Milwaukee, WI
 » Rochester, NY
 » Sacramento, CA
 » San Francisco, CA
 » Washington, DC

Interior Design
Environmental /Sustainable Design
Landscape Architecture

Number of employees:

Hammel, Green and Abrahamson (HGA) is an architecture firm based in Minnesota. It was founded in 1953 by Minnesotans Dick Hammel and Curt Green (Bruce Abrahamson joined in shortly thereafter). All three HGA founders specialized in Bauhaus tradition that emphasized an inter-disciplinary approach to Modernism. 

Written by Lei Zheng

January 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

SmithGroup Inc., Detroit, Mich.†

Main Office:
201 Depot Street, Second Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
P: 734.662.4457
F: 734.662.7520

Additional Offices:
Multiple offices in the following states(10 U.S Offices in total): Chicago / Dallas / Detroit / Durham / Los Angeles / Madison / Phoenix / San Francisco / Washington, DC

Sustainable Design

Engineering Spotlight:

SmithGroup ranks as the United States’ 7th largest architecture and engineering firm (Building Design & Construction, July 2009) and employs 800. The firm is composed of client industry-focused practices serving Health, Learning, Science & Technology, and Workplace markets. The firm has 11 nationwide offices in the following cities: Ann Arbor, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Madison, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Raleigh-Durham, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. Established in Detroit in 1853 by architect Sheldon Smith, SmithGroup is the longest continually operating architecture and engineering firm in the United States. In 2000, the firm changed its name from Smith, Hinchman & Grylls to its current name. (wiki)

Selected Projects:

Arizona State University Taylor Place
Molecular Foundry(Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

Campus Center (Indiana University Purdue University – Indianapolis )

Philip Merrill Environmental Center

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)



Written by Lei Zheng

January 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

SANAA : Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa


Tokyo, Japan

Kazuyo Sejima  (せじまかずよ)
Ryue Nishizawa ( にしざわ りゅうえ)

Kazuyo Sejima received a degree in architecture at the Japan Women’s University. Upon completion of her studies, she began working in the office of architect Toyo Ito. In 1987, she opened her own studio in Tokyo, and in 1992, she was named the Japan Institute of Architects’ Young Architect of the Year in Japan. Kazuyo Sejima has taught at Princeton University, the Polytechnique de Lausanne, Tama Art University, and Keio University.

Ryue Nishizawa hails from the Kanagawa prefecture, where he graduated from Yokohama National University with a master’s degree in architecture in 1990. He established the office Ryue Nishizawa in 1997, and he holds a professorship at Yokohama National University.

 SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) is an architectural firm. It was founded in 1995 by Kazuyo Sejima  (せじまかずよ) and Ryue Nishizawa ( にしざわ りゅうえ).  In 2010, Sejima and Nishizawa were awarded the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honor. They were cited for  “architecture that is simultaneously delicate and powerful, precise and fluid, ingenious but not overly or overtly clever; for the creation of buildings that successfully interact with their contexts and the activities they contain, creating a sense of fullness and experiential richness;”


dior store, tokyo, japan (2001 – 2003). by SANAA

house in kamamura, kanagawa, japan (1999-2001)

zollverein school of design, essen, germany (2003 – construction began 2005).

extension of the institute of modern art, valencia, spain (2002 – ).

New Museum of Contemporary Art, new york, USA. (2003 – construction began 2005 ).


Written by Lei Zheng

August 31, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Posted in Architects