DLZ News

DLZ Ranked as One of the Largest Central Ohio Engineering Firms

DLZ Columbus Business First Top Engineering
April 4, 2024

DLZ is pleased to be ranked by Columbus Business First as the 5th Largest Central Ohio Engineering firm. The 2024 list ranks firms based on their 2023 consulting engineering billings from Central Ohio offices. We are proud to be part of the Central Ohio community. Our 150+ Columbus office employees work, live, and play in many communities we serve. Our success is attributed to our team’s dedication and commitment to provide solutions that save our clients money, improve operations, and solve problems.

Nelsonville Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Wastewater Treatment Plant

March 1, 2024

The City of Nelsonville, Ohio recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. The $21.2 million project was necessary to replace an old plant that was operating beyond its original capacity. The new facility has a treatment capacity of 1.2 MGD and will serve not only the City but also several surrounding communities.

DLZ provided planning, design, and construction services, and played a crucial role in securing funding to minimize the financial burden on residents. Due to the pandemic-driven inflation, construction costs increased by almost 40% during the bidding process. However, DLZ worked with funding agencies to increase the grant/loan award, which included a $13.5 million grant and a $7.7 million loan from four different agencies.

Our team has been providing sanitary sewers to unsewered communities in the surrounding area for quite some time and we’re pleased to partner with the City of Nelsonville to help improve their infrastructure. The new plant will serve more than 1,500 homes in the area, as well as many businesses.

DLZ Cookbook Campaign Raises $7,000 for Feeding America

August 24, 2023

DLZ presented a check for $7,000 to Feeding America as part of their 2nd Cookbook Fundraising Campaign. The firm launched the campaign earlier this summer to raise money for Feeding America, a network of food banks, pantries, and meal programs that serve virtually every community in the United States – 40 million people, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. Pictured left to right: Amber Bucher (Marketing Proposal Specialist), Tiffany Gibson (Marketing Manager), Maureen Doyle (MOFC’s Senior Vice President of Communications), Ram Rajadhyaksha (Executive Vice President), Ashley Levine (Marketing Proposal Specialist), and Brandon Davis (Marketing Proposal Specialist)

Ram Rajadhyaksha, Executive Vice President, presented the check to the Mid-Ohio Food Collective (MOFC) in Grove City, Ohio, a network partner of Feeding America. Maureen Doyle, MOFC’s Senior Vice President of Communications, remarked, “The recipe book sounds like such a fantastic idea. Thank you for DLZ’s efforts to support ending hunger.”

The family-inspired recipe book, “Designing a Taste of Summer,” is a successor to the first issue, “Engineering the Perfect Holiday Meal,” released in December 2020. The first cookbook campaign raised over $6,450 in book sales and donations for Feeding America. “Designing a Taste of Summer” is filled with favorite warm-weather appetizers, grilled entrees, decadent desserts, creative cocktails, and more! Employees could purchase the recipe book for just $10 and make a monetary donation, which many graciously chose to do.

For DLZ, giving back is not just a moment but a part of who we are. We believe it’s essential to support organizations like Feeding America, who can help us reach those communities in which we work and live.

DLZ Designs New Gallia County Jail

Gallia County
June 29, 2023

Gallia County community gathered on Thursday, June 22, to celebrate the completion of the new Gallia County Jail in Gallipolis, Ohio. DLZ designed the new 32,000 square foot facility that aims to improve safety, address overcrowding, and provide enhanced amenities.

The new jail increases bed capacity from 22 to 120 and offers updated security systems. It is also equipped with video visitation stations, and dedicated areas for food service and medical needs.

The two-story jail is located on recently acquired property behind the Gallia County Courthouse, and replaces the outdated jail built in 1962. This location was a strategic choice for its cost efficiency and reduced transportation time between the jail and courthouse. DLZ worked with Teaming Partner, Granger Construction as the Construction Manager at Risk

The completion of the new Gallia County Jail marks a significant milestone for the community. It showcases the commitment of County Commissioners, the Sheriff’s office, and the entire Gallipolis community to create a safer and more efficient correctional facility.


Gallia County Jail

DLZ Named One of Central Ohio’s Most Generous Companies

Corporate Ciizenship
June 23, 2023

We’re honored to be named by Columbus Business First as one of Central Ohio’s Most Generous Companies. CBF recognizes 100 companies on their Corporate Citizenship list to highlight the remarkable generosity of Central Ohio businesses.

According to CBF, the 100 companies combined provided $132.48 million in cash contributions to local nonprofits in 2022 alone. DLZ and our dedicated workforce, are committed to building a thriving community in every way possible. To realize this vision, we offer continued support by volunteering time, material, and monetary resources.

Honored to be among some amazing firms working towards an improved quality of life for the community.

DLZ Installs Solar Panels at Firm’s Headquarters

June 13, 2023

DLZ is committed to green renewable energy and has been for quite some time. We promote clean energy technologies including hydropower, hydrokinetic technology, solar, the development of green hydrogen production plants, and wind. Our team understands and values the environmental impact and long-term cost savings transitioning to clean energy offers. That is what led DLZ to invest $640,000 to install solar panels on two of our Columbus, Ohio facilities. DLZ contracted Melink Solar to install the solar panels on our 33,500 sq ft office building and a 3,900 sq ft garage that houses our drilling operations.

How the Solar System Impacts DLZ

  • More than 50% of the office and drilling building’s energy needs provided with clean energy.
  • Over 30 years, the solar systems will avoid using 10.5 million kWh of grid power, or the equivalent of CO2 emissions from 1,450 homes’ electricity use for one year. It is also equivalent to carbon sequestered by 8,890 acres of U.S. forests in one year.
  • Electric bill savings of $1.28 million over 30 years.

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

We are committed to a sustainable future and innovative technologies that evolve to support renewable energy. In fact, DLZ plans to replace its corporate fleet of cars and pickup trucks with hydrogen fueled vehicles and install the first hydrogen refueling station and mini hydrogen processing plant by a private company in the State of Ohio right on our Columbus campus.



DLZ Ranked #25 in Top Architecture Firms by Columbus Business First

Columbus Business First
June 13, 2023

DLZ has Ranked #25 for Top Architecture Firms in Central Ohio from Columbus Business First. The ranking is based on the total architectural billings of a firm in a year and recognizes the firms that contribute the most to the city’s growing infrastructure. Columbus Business First is the leading source for business news, data and networking for the Central Ohio area.

DLZ works on architectural projects for a wide variety of markets including local, state and federal governments, and private sector. The projects span across areas like aviation, public safety, justice, clean energy, and education. Projects involve design-build, planning, sustainability, and consulting for facilities engineering.

DLZ Ranks #139 on ENR’s Top Engineers List 2023

June 13, 2023

DLZ is excited to share that it has yet again secured a position among the Top Engineering Firms by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, ranking No. 139 in 2023. Over the years, with consistent efforts and quality of service delivered, DLZ has won amazing projects and trust of its clients. This performance is also credited to the immensely talented and experienced workforce at DLZ that is hardworking and passionate about what they do.

DLZ Corporation continues to be among the top Professional Services Consultants in the Midwest, expanding its presence across North America, South America, and Asia in Design, Architecture, Transportation, Water, and Energy sectors.

DLZ Recognized at CAF & NWIBRT Awards

June 7, 2023

DLZ is ecstatic to be recognized in three categories at the CAF & NWIBRT awards this year!

We were selected to receive the CAF 2023 Professional / Engineering Contractor of the Year for the fourth year in a row and would love to recognize the DLZ Industrial team. This accomplishment is owing to their continued commitment to engineering excellence, quality of service, and constant improvement. DLZ also extends gratitude to its clients for their ongoing support.

Our Industrial team was also selected to receive the Safety Achievement Award at the CAF & NWIBRT award which again reflects the team’s commitment to ensuring a constant, safe job site and workplace environment.

The recognition in a third category was brought home to DLZ by Jess Adams, Robert Donovan, and Brian Murray. They were selected to receive the Outstanding Craft Persons Safety Leader Award. We are proud to have these three outstanding individuals representing DLZ Industrial out of Burns Harbor, Indiana.

Thank you, CAF & NWIBRT, for acknowledging the achievements of our hardworking team!

Gary Bowen Named Senior Vice President of DLZ’s Ohio Operations

February 10, 2023

Mr. Bowen helps manage the Ohio operations and builds and nurtures client relationships. In his 25-year tenure, Gary has been instrumental in overseeing DLZ’s Field Services for Ohio and Pennsylvania and offers a wealth of experience managing the firm’s surveying and construction management services.

In the past year, Gary has led some of DLZ’s largest project pursuits and will continue to advance our relationships in the industry and the community.