Who We Are
We connect pedagogy to design.
As a collective practice, we inspire through design. We focus on the learner, engage in our community, and drive design innovation.
DOWA-IBI Group is a full service architectural, planning and interior design firm focused on the design of high-quality educational spaces that support and promote next generation learning practices.
Founded as Dull Olson Weekes Architects in 1986, the firm is led by principals Bill Conboy, Rebecca Grant, Jim Fitzpatrick, Jeremy Theodore, and Jonathan Steel. They and their staff share a commitment to supporting school districts as communities plan and implement next generation learning environments.
In 2011, Dull Olson Weekes Architects merged with the IBI Group of firms to become Dull Olson Weekes – IBI Group Architects, Inc. (DOWA-IBI Group). The blending of the firms enables DOWA-IBI Group to tap into the educational design resources of offices around the globe. It also brings the stability of a publicly traded company with 63 offices worldwide. Our personalized, local approach to client needs and services remains unchanged.
What We Do
Educational Facility Planning
Sustainability as a Teaching Tool
Safety and Security
Early Childhood Learning
From high-rises to industrial buildings, schools to state-of-the-art hospitals, transit stations to highways, airports to toll systems, bike lanes to parks, IBI Group designs every aspect of truly integrated cities.
IBI Group bridges the gap between design and technology, unlocking new potential in data-driven environments. Defining the cities of tomorrow, IBI believes that cities are built upon intelligent systems, sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure, and the human touch.
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