Larson & Darby Group Architects Engineers Planners

“Where Good Design is About Solving Problems,” by Chris Linden, pp 236-245

Richard S. McClelland, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP; Dan J. Roszkowski, AIA, NCARB; William Waldorf, SE, RA; and John T. Saunders, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP., partners, photograph.

Roszkowski, Dan

Larson & Darby, 4949 Harrison Ave. Founded in 1963.

BMO Harris Bank Center, Freeport Health Network, Dixon’s KSB, Heartland church, Westminster Presbyterian, addition to University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford are among their designs, as are DeKalb County Farm Bureau, BEHL (in India), Kishwaukee St. facility for the Rock River Reclamation District, east side transfer center for Rockford Mass Transit District, Danfoss Drives, Mondelez International Gum Factory, Rosecrance Health Network (East side), Duo-Fast in Huntley, IL.

One of the first firms in the region to embrace Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) standard for sustainable construction.

Larry Larson and his brother-in-law Sam Darby began their partnership working small jobs around Rockford (picture).  Their big breaqk came when they landed a contract to design the headquarters and manufacturing center for Sundstrand, now owned by UTC Aerospace Systems.

Firm has nearly 120 employees around 2001.

Source: Northwest Quarterly magazine, Holiday 2014, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp 236-245