DLZ News

DLZ Corporation Ranks No. 141 on the ENR List of Top 500 Design Firms

May 9, 2022

DLZ Corporation has yet again secured a position among the Top 500 Design Firms by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) magazine, ranking No. 141 in 2022. Despite a tough climate for the A/E industry in the post COVID times, the firm has maintained consistent growth in sales and projects won. Thus, achieving a strong and competitive foothold in the industry, backed by tremendous experience and a talented workforce.

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’s Akron Laboratory is AASHTO Accredited

May 9, 2022

DLZ is accredited by AASHTO to perform a wide range of laboratory testing of concrete. Our laboratory testing includes the compressive strength of cylindrical concrete specimens (ASTM C39) and flexural strength of concrete using a simple beam with third-point loading (ASTM C78) using our Forney F-50EX and LA 270 Series compression and Flexural Testing Machines.

DLZ’s Akron laboratory is situated in downtown Akron. Our proximity to Interstate 77/76 and Route 8 allows us to easily access and test anywhere in Summit County and the surrounding area.



DLZ Welcomes Gary Williams as Director of Ohio Transportation

January 14, 2022

DLZ is pleased to welcome Gary Williams, PE to the firm’s Ohio team. As the Director of Ohio Transportation, Gary will focus on managing DLZ’s transportation efforts throughout Ohio. Gary has over 29 years of experience in transportation design and management of interstate, bridges, and urban and rural roadways.

Gary will assist in expanding DLZ’s footprint in Ohio and growing the firm’s presence in the A/E industry. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Florida, Georgia, and Texas and a 2019 Graduate of ACEC’s Senior Executive Institute. Most recently, Gary was with the Muskingum County Engineer’s Office where he served as both Project Design Engineer and Project Manager for a myriad of county-based studies and improvements.

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. DLZ is ranked as one of the Top 500 Design Firms in the United States (#137) and the 11th largest in the Midwest. In 2016, DLZ was named by Engineering News-Record (ENR) Midwest as Design Firm of the Year.
For more information, please visit us at www.dlz.com.

“We look forward to Gary joining our team of talented professionals adding his experience and expertise to DLZ’s rich tradition of improving Ohio’s infrastructure through quality design.”—Bob Kirkley-President DLZ Ohio, Inc.

Jamie North named Professional of the Year by Pittsburgh Post

November 30, 2021

Jamie North, Director of Construction Services in DLZ’s office in Bridgeville (South Fayette), Pennsylvania of the Year by Pittsburgh Post of the Society of American Military Engineers.

The Society of American Military Engineers leads collaborative efforts to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges. Founded in 1920, SAME unites public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the architecture, engineering, construction, environmental and facility management, cyber security, project planning, contracting and acquisition, and related disciplines in support of national security.

Mr. North has more than 16 years of experience which includes performing traditional geotechnical analyses in soil and rock including slope stability, bearing capacity, settlement, and preparing and conducting subsurface site explorations. He is also experienced in performing construction management for many LPA projects, dam and reservoir assessments and investigations, oversight of field construction monitoring, as well as oversight of both laboratory and field-testing of construction materials.


DLZ awarded the 2021 Professional & Engineering Services Contractor of the Year

October 12, 2021

DLZ is honored to be selected as the 2021 Professional & Engineering Services Contractor of the Year at last week’s CAF/NWIBRT awards.

Our clients create fantastic opportunities to showcase our talented staff, and our commitments to engineering excellence, client service, and job site safety remain strong in Northwest Indiana.

Thank you to all at the Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana Business RoundTable (NWIBRT) for recognizing the efforts of our dedicated team!

DLZ awarded by City of Columbus’ GreenSpotLight for Sustainability

August 24, 2021

DLZ is honored to receive the City of Columbus’ annual GreenSpotLight award. The award recognizes firms for their outstanding sustainability practices. The GreenSpot Program began in 2008 to inspire, educate and recognize those in our community who take steps to protect our environment.

DLZ won the award in the large business category. The medium and small organizations’ awards were presented to Accurate IT and CeraNet.

Commenting on the awards, Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther said, “In addition to strong, sustainable neighborhoods, we as a city want to work with our great partners in business and industry to lift sustainability as a core priority. The GreenSpotLight Award winners model sustainability in their operations and practices.”

The member organizations use the MyGreenSpot online tool to adopt and track their sustainability successes in water and energy conservation, waste reduction, green transportation, and educational outreach.

Columbus City Council member Emmanuel Remy, chair of the Council Environment Committee, recognized these businesses for their success. “Sustainability and a successful business go hand in hand. The GreenSpotLight winners are an example of what’s possible when sustainability is embraced,” Remy said.

DLZ congratulates all the firms that the City of Columbus recognizes under the GreenSpotLight awards for their valuable contributions to our community!

Here is a direct link to the video of the awards announcement: https://youtu.be/dAA3J8p-_kI

You can also find the winners’ accomplishments here: https://www.columbus.gov/greenspot/share/spotlight-awards/

Barry Lubow Named One of Central Ohio’s Top Lawyers

July 15, 2021

Barry Lubow named one of Central Ohio’s Top Lawyers in Columbus CEO’s July 2021 edition. The Central Ohio’s Top Lawyers list recognizes lawyers who have been rated by their peers on the Martindale-Hubbell legal network as “AV Preeminent”, the highest peer review rating available.

Mr. Lubow has over 30 years experience in the field of law. He serves as the General Counsel for DLZ, one of the nation’s top engineering, architectural, surveying and environmental services firms. A former equity partner at a leading law firm, Mr. Lubow has in-depth knowledge of corporate law and its application in the architecture, engineering, and construction related industries.

Congratulations Barry! Well deserved.

View the Columbus CEO article.

DLZ Welcomes Alan Ainsworth to the Firm

Alan Ainsworth
July 1, 2021

DLZ is pleased to announce that Alan Ainsworth, PE, has joined the firm as a Project Manager for the Transportation Group. Alan has eight years of experience in the transportation industry with five of those years spent working for the Texas Department of Transportation. He also has experience in roadway design, utility relocation, water and wastewater treatment, and downtown renewal projects. His well-roundedness and experience in coordinating with local, state and federal agencies make him an asset to the team.

Most recently, Alan was part of the Alternative Delivery Program for the Dallas District of TxDOT where he coordinated owner verification testing, conducted construction inspection, and monitored contractor progress as a Deputy Project Manager for the $700 million Southern Gateway Project on I-35E.

Alan can be reached in DLZ’s Akron, Ohio office at (330) 923-0401 or aainsworth@dlz.com.

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.