Architecture and Design

DLR Group Announces Staffing Changes

Architecture firm DLR Group recently announced two leadership changes to its Campus Planning Studio, according to a news release. Principal and Campus Planning Leader Krisan Osterby will shift into the Senior Planner role after five years in her current role, while Principal and Senior Campus Planner Linsey Graff will fill the Campus Planning Leader position. Graff will continue to expand the Campus Planning Studio within the firm’s Higher Education practice, the release reports.

Graff started working as an Associate at DLR Group in 2018 and has worked with higher education institutions around the world to create integrated campus plans, strategic visions, and sustainability plans. Her work in the firm’s 360 Engagement Process includes projects like the California State University Long Beach Campus Master Plan, Riverside Community College District Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, and the Northern Arizona University Smart Campus Master Plan.

“We’ve seen so much exciting growth in the campus planning team and portfolio over the past five years,” said Graff. “I am thrilled to step into this role to continue to scale up our practice, grow our team, and inspire our clients. Our team will continue to focus on creating innovative and collaborative planning processes that result in thoughtful, equitable, and sustainably minded master plans. On behalf of our entire team, we are incredibly grateful to Krisan for her leadership and mentorship over the past five years and look forward to working with Krisan in her new role.”

In taking on the role of Senior Planner, Osterby will continue to work with planners and designers while taking a more overhead role in advising, creating relationships, and expanding the firm’s campus planning capabilities worldwide. Her experience and expertise includes comprehensive campus plans, landscape master plans, and academic health center facility plans at community colleges, liberal arts colleges, HBCUs, land grant institutions, and public and private universities, according to the news release.

“This transition allows me to return to clients and projects that seek a deeper connection between strategic and physical planning,” said Osterby. “Every campus tells a story. I’m excited to focus on the educational, environmental, and operational changes required to support that story.”

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