DLZ News

DLZ Announces Opening of Logan, Ohio Office

DLZ's Logan office
May 17, 2021

LOGAN, OH – DLZ is pleased to announce the opening of its’ Logan, Ohio office. DLZ’s Logan office expands our presence in southeast Ohio, grows our Ohio operations to over 200 employees, and allows DLZ to better serve new and existing clients with the expertise they expect. One of the top consulting firms in the architectural, engineering and surveying industry, DLZ has grown to nearly 700 professionals and, now with Logan, 26 offices in the Midwest.

The Logan office adds 16 new staff members to DLZ’s local presence in Southeast Ohio. Led by Gary Silcott, Jr, PE, ENV SP, with 30 years of experience working in the municipal engineering industry for rural communities, DLZ is proud to work and live in the communities we serve.

DLZ’s Cleveland Office is Moving!

Clev office
May 14, 2021

DLZ is excited to announce that our Cleveland, Ohio office is moving. Effective April 30, 2021, our new address is:

4208 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44103

Our phone number remains the same. You can reach us at 216.771.1090.

Home of the former Kies-Murfy Mansion and on the National Register of Historic Places, our new Cleveland office is conveniently located in downtown Cleveland. DLZ has partnered with Northeast Ohio clients for many years, and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationships and developing new ones in the future. We’re looking forward to host an Open House this Fall.

DLZ Welcomes Quentin Smith to the Firm

Quentin Smith DLZ
April 28, 2021

DLZ is pleased to announce that Quentin Smith, PE, has joined the firm’s Kentucky team as a Planning Project Manager. With over 19 years of experience with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Quentin served in various roles with District 11, including Design, Construction, Maintenance, and most recently, Planning. His experience will enable the pursuit of expanded services within the Kentucky operations providing a more local presence for planning capabilities.

Prior to working with the Cabinet, Quentin worked over eight years in the private sector with experience in Coal and Limestone Mining, Utility Design and Inspection, Industrial and Residential Site design, Construction Material Testing, Division of Mining, Abandoned Mine Land Slide Repair Inspection, and other aspects of Engineering Practice.

Through his experience with the Cabinet, Quentin has developed relationships with all levels of government within southeastern Kentucky and in Frankfort. He has served as an expert witness for Right of Way acquisitions for multiple KYTC districts and plans to continue that effort as a member of DLZ, providing our clients with yet another service previously not considered.

“We are excited for the opportunity to bring Quentin onto our team. His experience in all facets of project development with KYTC will add considerable value to our Kentucky operation.” – Ram Rajadhyaksha, President, DLZ Kentucky, Inc.

Quentin can be reached in DLZ’s Lexington, Kentucky office at (859) 299-5226 or qsmith@dlz.com.

DLZ Announces Acquisition of Carbon Engineering

DLZ Acquires Carbon Engineering
April 1, 2021

DLZ announces the acquisition of Carbon Engineering in San José, Costa Rica. A leader in renewable energy engineering, Carbon specializes in hydro-electric and wind power projects and provides hydraulic, structural, and water resources engineering. For over 25 years, Carbon has provided engineering services for more than 75 renewable energy projects in Central America, South America, and Mexico, covering all project development phases, from pre-feasibility and feasibility studies to final design and construction supervision. Carbon has been involved in projects totaling over 1000 MW of installed capacity in the region, contributing to the renewable energy transition of several countries.

The acquisition of Carbon demonstrates DLZ’s continued growth strategy to meet increasing renewable energy needs. The Carbon team complements DLZ’s existing portfolio of seven hydro-electric power facilities with a total capacity of 80 megawatts.

Vikram (Raj) Rajadhyaksha, CEO of DLZ, stated, “Carbon’s exemplary professional engineers are an exciting addition to our team; they bring decades of experience in hydro-electric and water resources engineering.”

A family- and minority-owned firm, DLZ ranks among the nation’s top consulting firms in the architectural/engineering industry and has grown to be a nationally-recognized firm. In 2016, DLZ was named by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest as Design Firm of the Year. In 2020, Engineering News Record ranked DLZ as one of the Top 10 Design Firms in the United States for hydro-electric power and the 9th largest engineering consultant in the Midwest. For more information, please visit www.carboncr.com.

Acquisition signing agreement (pictured above left to right) Gabriela Arce Aita, DLZ Carbon Vice President; Vikram (Raj) Rajadhyaksha, DLZ Chief Executive Officer; José Pablo Porras Velásquez, DLZ Carbon President; Tatiana Vargas Araya, DLZ Carbon Senior Project Manager; Not Pictured: William Porras Cordero, DLZ Carbon Senior Project Manager.

PFAS Compounds: An Emerging Group of Contaminants

February 16, 2021

Join DLZ for a free, one-hour webinar to understand PFAS, or Poly- and Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances, a large group of manmade chemicals with useful physical properties. Considered an “Emerging Contaminant”, PFAS compounds are very stable and do not break down in the environment naturally like many other contaminants.

Why is PFAS a concern?
PFAS properties have a negative impact on the environment. These compounds are highly toxic with very low cleanup criteria. Since they do not easily break down by natural means, they remain in the environment for long periods of time. When animals or humans ingest these chemicals, they don’t get eliminated from the body easily. The compounds have been linked to health issues in humans when exposed even at very low concentrations (parts per trillion).

What Should Attendees Expect?
To gain an understanding of why PFAS is a concern, where it is found in the environment, and how to assess and mitigate PFAS impacts. DLZ has been involved in PFAS investigations and assessments since the onset of regulations and is active in site risk evaluation and mitigation.

Space is limited. Register today! Wednesday, February 24th, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST

Dale Corsi

Dale J. Corsi, PE, AAI
Project Engineer, Dale Corsi, PE, will discuss concerns associated with PFAS in the environment and the potential impacts to the use of surface water and groundwater resources, including potential human health effects, effects on biota, and management and treatment of contaminated water and soil. Mr. Corsi has more than 40 years of experience, including 12 years in chemical process design and operating experience. He has more than 28 years of environmental compliance and site remediation experience.


Sheltering at Home: Steps to Mitigate COVID-19 Webinar Jan 27th

January 13, 2021

Ready to mitigate COVID-19? The attack on this country by COVID-19 has escalated with the onset of colder weather and the heating season. On Wednesday, January 27th at 12:00 pm EST, join DLZ for a one-hour webinar to get essential, yet simple, steps you can take to mitigate COVID-19. The webinar will focus on our current winter heating season. It’s designed to help the homeowner understand the risks of airborne transmission and preventative systems that can easily be implemented to help reduce the risk of transmission while sheltering in our homes.

This is a free webinar, and attendees will be eligible for one (1) Continuing Education credit. With the positivity percentages increasing daily across the region, it’s more important than ever to apply immediate solutions that can be effective in reducing the transmission of airborne COVID-19 while sheltering at home.


  • COVID-19 Transmission Basics
  • Dilution as a Strategy
  • Natural Ventilation
  • Indoor Dilution Strategy
  • Indoor Dilution Strategy – Exhaust
  • Quarantine Barrier
  • Dilution Plan Diagram
  • Q&A Discussion


Mitigate COVID-19

Gregory L. Galieti, AIA, LEED AP

Gregory Galieti, AIA LEED AP is DLZ’s Director of Architecture in Ohio. Greg has a diverse understanding of a wide range of architectural projects including first responder, institutional, and municipal projects and is experienced in building systems that support architectural projects. As part of the DLZ team, he has been very active in addressing the challenges related to COVID-19 airborne transmission and guiding informed responses to these challenges.

In addition, Greg is a naturalist and skilled in nature observation and tracking. He has experience with basic survival techniques and understands the priorities of survival including shelter. He has a unique ability to understand how scientific wisdom can be applied to our homes in response to COVID-19.

DLZ Welcomes Jennifer Shuey to the Ohio Team

Jennifer Shuey
November 4, 2020


DLZ is pleased to welcome Jennifer Shuey to the firm’s Ohio team. As the Ohio Business Development Division Manager, Jennifer will focus on coordinating and growing DLZ’s business development efforts throughout Ohio. Jennifer has over 25 years’ experience in corporate account management, business development, and sales and marketing. Her considerable number of relationships in the marketplace will enable the expansion of DLZ’s footprint throughout the Buckeye state.

Most recently, Jennifer worked closely with Ohio’s 88 county engineers and their staffs at the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO). She also served as the liaison to the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) as the host state for NACE’s Annual Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Ohio State University and is a member of the Ohio Society of Association Executives (OSAE).

Jennifer can be reached at jennifer.shuey@dlz.com.

Pivoting to ADA-Compliant Virtual Meetings

ADA virtual meeting
July 7, 2020

Are you discriminating against the hearing-impaired during virtual meetings? The Coronavirus pandemic has changed how government and educational institutions have maintained their operations. With an abrupt conversion from in-person meetings and instruction to virtual meetings, many agencies may unknowingly be discriminating against the hearing-impaired. Be our guest for a free, educational webinar Thursday, August 6th 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EST.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that live and recorded meetings provide access to persons with hearing loss, which would include captioning or an ASL interpreter on video. Therefore, public agencies and educational institutions must not ignore their obligations to ensure that persons with disabilities are able to fully participate, whether live or recordings of live information. Most videoconferencing platforms have the ability to provide captioning but there may be additional costs or add-ons that are necessary.

DLZ’s ADA Expert, Stephen Metzer, will discuss the ADA requirements for online accessibility, with an emphasis on the capabilities of the most common video platforms like Zoom, WebEx, and Microsoft Teams. He will outline the steps every meeting host should consider to equip and prepare their organization in meeting virtual ADA requirements.

Who should attend:

  • City Council
  • County Commissioners
  • Town Council
  • School Board Members
  • School Officials
  • Building Officials

Learn more / register


DLZ Wins AIA Michigan Design Award for Panvel Busport

June 10, 2020

The American Institute of Architects Michigan awarded DLZ a 2020 AIA Michigan Design award for the design of the Panvel Busport in Panvel, Maharashtra, India. Moreover, the American Institute of Architects and AIA Michigan has a long tradition of recognizing organizations for their outstanding architecture achievements. Certainly, DLZ is pleased to receive the AIA Michigan Design award. We understand the importance of this 130,000 SF transit center.

About the Project

DLZ is providing master planning and concept design for 14 new bus terminals throughout the State of Maharashtra. More importantly, this includes the Panvel Busport, which will be the first of the stations to be built. The new transit center will serve Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) intercity bus services. As a result, it will also provide connection to intracity buses, railway, and taxi services.​​​​​​​ MSRTC is the public transit system for the state of Maharashtra, India.

The Big Picture

MSRTC is one of the largest transit systems in the world. Above all, there are 16,500 buses in operation and 7 million passengers daily. It embarks on a system-wide modernization of their buses and facilities. Hired in 2016, DLZ provided Schematic Design for 14 new stations throughout the state. The Panvel station initiated the design process. To clarify, it is a prototype for the design of all stations.

Read more http://www.aiami.com/DesignandHonorAwards/