Related Links: Company obituary of co-founder Bill Larson and links to related stories LARSONWilliam L. "Bill" Larson, who co-founded an architecture practice that grew in 45 years to become the 500-person design-engineering firm DLR Group, Overland Park, Kan., died on June 29 in Pinetop, Ariz. He was 88. The cause of death was complications from a series of falls, says a company spokesman.Larson was a vice president at architect Leo A Daly before founding his own firm in 1966, along with architect Irving R. Dana and engineer James P. Roubal. Dana Larson Roubal and Associates became DLR Group in
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.