Texas Tech University

Design Leadership Alliance

The purpose of the Design Leadership Alliance (DLA) is to be a compelling, vibrant, sustainable body of professionals that engages and partners with the CoA to provide significant contributions to the college, its students and faculty, and to our dynamic profession.

The Dean's Circle

DLA Bylaws


The DLA annually awards these honors to outstanding CoA graduates, friends of the college, and organizations who have supported the CoA:

Distinguished Alumni Award

Kleinschmidt Award

Alumni Design Award

TTU Alumnus and Founding Member of DLA is now the 98th President of AIA

The College of Architecture, in partnership with the DLA, would like to congratulate Dan Hart, FAIA, PE, on being inaugurated as President of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Dan is a TTU CoA alumni, a founding member of the DLA, and the first Red Raider to hold the position. View AIA's press release here.

The 2nd Annual DLA Symposium

The DLA's annual symposiums will broaden students' perspective on design-related professional opportunities and establish collaborative platforms to engage owners, architects, contractors, and fabricators.

Watch March 1, 2021, Session: Digital Twin and DFMA Panel

Watch March 2, 2021, Session: Your New Future in Architecture