DLR Group Names New Higher Education Leader

Dan Sullivan has joined integrated design firm DLR Group as a higher education leader in Denver.  He will lead higher education teams in the Denver and Phoenix offices to meet the needs of clients through the southwest. Sullivan will play an active role in campus planning projects, building client relationship, and creating new studies and strategies to grow the group’s Higher Education sector, according to a news release.

“Dan comes to DLR Group with a wide breadth of knowledge in the world of higher education and sports design,” said Stu Rothenberger, Senior Principal and Global Higher Education Leader. “He’s a proven leader in maintaining positive and professional relationships with clients, and we look forward to seeing our portfolio grow under Dan’s careful stewardship.”

The press release reports that Sullivan’s previous experience includes campus and athletic planning, renovation and adaptive reuse of historical military buildings, facility assessments, feasibility studies, and the gamut of phases in architectural documentation and construction administration. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame and was recently named the Northern Indiana Chapter president of the American Institute of Architects. He has a Building, Design, and Construction certification, as well as the status of LEED Accredited Professional.

“I am most excited to be in an office environment that fosters architectural creativity alongside sustainability,” Sullivan said. “DLR Group takes environmental responsibility seriously, and it’s clear that DLR’s design concepts, from the first conceptual moments, pave the way for projects to meet sustainability goals. I love and embrace existing structures and the sustainable options they provide by requiring fewer new materials, but I’m also thrilled to be collaborating with the integrated design teams of DLR Group to imagine the future of sustainability in higher education facilities.”

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