Core Values

PLACEMAKING

We are driven by the vision of enhancing environments where people live and interact so that they feel the meaning of place. Designing with relevant vernacular and in context, we partner with our clients to create healthy communities that celebrate diverse lifestyles and the natural environment.

LEGACY OF DESIGN

Our design solutions are innovative, real and proven by a history of built projects that enrich people's lives and are financially successful. We bring a collaborative approach to sustainable design that is creative, persistent and responsive to the changing nature of community.

COMMITMENT

We embrace change and opportunity with enthusiasm to increase value for our employee-owned firm. Transparency and continuous improvement are integral to our financial goals—allowing us to provide the platform for thought leadership, education and giving back in our communities.

CULTURE

Our diverse, multicultural, smart, talented people are rewarded for motivation, initiative, collaboration and achievement. We insist on a positive, engaging workplace where compassionate interaction, meaningful debate, and sharing of knowledge and new ideas are expected.

DAHLIN is a diverse architecture and planning practice of 150+ multicultural professionals working with developers, municipalities and private clients. We successfully support client relationships by matching our expertise with their expectations and goals—listening and effectively collaborating to craft sustainable communities and urban environments. Our design solutions are innovative, real and achievable. Our people are passionate about creating places that promote human fulfillment and well-being.