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Mark Pratt joins LEO A DALY as global hospitality practice leader

LEO A DALY is pleased to announce the hire of hospitality-industry veteran Mark Pratt, AIA, as global hospitality practice leader. In this role, Pratt leads strategy and business development for our internationally renowned hospitality design group.

Tradeline highlights LEO A DALY-designed science center at Mercer University

To help Georgia’s Mercer University attract students and faculty, LEO A DALY designed a STEM facility that gives undergraduates access to state-of-the-art research environments. Les Saunders, AIA, spoke to Tradeline about how an inclusive design process resulted in a vibrant new hub for collaboration on campus.

Airport Improvement previews the new New Orleans International Airport

When New Orleans wished to transform the way air travelers experience the city, they sought out LEO A DALY to help lead the massive effort. With the new Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport set to open this fall, Airport Improvement magazine sat down with our Jordan Taylor, AIA, LEED AP, and Andrew Graham, AIA, NCARB, for a preview.

LEO A DALY hires Thomas W. Gunn as senior healthcare architect, planner, and adviser

LEO A DALY is pleased to announce the hire of Thomas Gunn, AIA, AHA, as senior healthcare architect, planner, and advisor. With a career spanning over 40 years, Gunn is a recognized innovator in the field of healthcare design with expertise in planning, analytics, information technology and statistics.

LEO A DALY hires Elissa Kellett, AIA, as global higher education practice leader

LEO A DALY is pleased to announce that Elissa Kellett, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm as vice president, global higher education practice leader. She is a recognized thought leader in design for higher education, with expertise in all phases of planning, visioning, design, construction and post-occupancy evaluation across the continuum of higher education.

LEO A DALY expands federal market sector with two key hires

LEO A DALY is thrilled to announce we are expanding leadership of our Department of Defense market sector with two key hires. The hires are a response to increase demand for LEO A DALY’s design services in the federal market sector.

Airport Business previews Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY)

Great terminal design makes circulation easy for cars, people, baggage and planes. With New Orleans’s iconic new terminal set to open in May, LEO A DALY's Jordan Taylor and Andrew Graham sat down with Airport Business for a preview.

NEWH loves LEO A DALY’s bright and breezy Diplomat Beach Resort

The iconic Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, has been totally transformed. LEO A DALY's lobby design brings in the ocean breezes, connecting the monumental lobby to the true star of the show: the beach. The latest issue of NEWH magazine tells the story of the transformation.

James Lee joins LEO A DALY to lead hospitality in Los Angeles

Noted hotel designer James Lee has joined LEO A DALY to lead our Los Angeles hospitality team as director of design - hospitality. Lee is a highly respected interior designer with an award-winning portfolio of luxury five-star hospitality work on five continents. In 2017, he was honored as an industry leader in Boutique Design's BD18.

Bill Kline joins LEO A DALY as managing principal in DC

Bill Kline, AIA, has joined LEO A DALY to lead our Washington, D.C., studio as vice president and managing principal. He has over 30 years of experience leading design and construction projects for governmental, cultural, healthcare and educational institutions worldwide.

The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes named a finalist in Boutique Design's Gold Key awards

LEO A DALY’s lobby design for the newly renovated Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes is a finalist in Boutique Design’s 2018 Gold Key Award for Excellence in Hospitality Design. The project is recognized in the category of Best Lobby Luxury.

Four LEO A DALY Projects Win 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Four luxury resorts designed by LEO A DALY were selected as winners in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The survey polled nearly a million travelers to identify the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports and cruise lines in the world.

LEO A DALY expands federal group with three key appointments

Michael Huffstetler, Assoc. AIA, takes over leadership of federal programs, and brings on Leslie Shepherd, FAIA, to lead GSA and Debra Crafter to lead small-business engagement

Jeff Monzu, AIA, wins prestigious HCD 10 award from Healthcare Design

Jeff Monzu, AIA, has been named the winner of Healthcare Design’s HCD 10 award in the category of Architect. The annual award honors healthcare professionals in 10 categories, highlighting a broad spectrum of industry leaders and their accomplishments over the last year.

LEO A DALY’s Mobile Learning Unit is a STEM classroom on wheels

Omaha Public Schools today unveiled their first Mobile Learning Unit, a prototype STEM classroom on wheels designed by LEO A DALY. The retrofitted school bus delivers wi-fi, device access, and training in digital literacy to elementary schools, churches and community centers in north Omaha.

Iconic retailers inspire Nebraska Medicine's new clinic prototype

LEO A DALY took cues from Apple and Crate & Barrel to design instantly recognizable clinic prototype for Nebraska Medicine. A six-page spread in this month’s Healthcare Design details the design.

LEO A DALY designs $50M expansion of the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, a West Palm Beach landmark known for hosting world-class musical, dance, and dramatic performances, is getting larger and more visitor-friendly thanks to a $50-million expansion designed by LEO A DALY.

Innovation Lab architecture highlights Royal Caribbean's high-tech ship design

Royal Caribbean's Innovation Lab in Miami uses a dramatic architectural design to highlight the innovation happening within. The summer 2018 issue of Florida/Caribbean Architect has a feature on LEO A DALY’s LEED Silver Certified design, which recently won an Award of Merit from AIA Palm Beach.

After repurposing, Omaha's historic Burlington Station tells stories in a new way

Burlington Station, originally designed by famed architect Thomas Rogers Kimball in 1898, is a landmark in the Omaha’s history. After 40 years vacant, LEO A DALY has a adapted the historic structure into a state-of-the-art broadcast headquarters for KETV. The Atlantic's CityLab recently reported on the project.

LEO A DALY picked to renovate iconic Blackstone Hotel in Omaha

LEO A DALY has been selected to renovate the iconic Blackstone Hotel in Omaha. The $75 million vision by GreenSlate and Clarity development companies will revive the century-old hotel, which helped establish Omaha's Gold Coast neighborhood, and is credited with the invention of the Reuben sandwich.

Steven A. Lichtenberger joins LEO A DALY as President

LEO A DALY announced today that Steven A. Lichtenberger, AIA, has joined the firm as president. As part of the executive leadership team, he will be responsible for leading the firm’s global planning, architecture, engineering and interiors practice worldwide.

Zota Beach Resort gets a "chic, lush" makeover

LEO A DALY’s transformation of Zota Beach Resort combines modern design with island vibes on Longboat Key, Florida. Dallas News paid a visit.

Renovation nears completion for Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University

LEO A DALY's renovation of the 1897 Corcoran School of the Arts and Design is set to hit a major milestone in time for classes at George Washington University to start this fall. The phase-one work includes life-safety and accessibility improvements, as well as the historically sensitive creation of new teaching, fabrication, and social spaces for the renowned arts-education program.

LEO A DALY's new VA clinic design is a love letter to veterans

The landmark Veterans Affairs outpatient center will offer convenience and an improved patient experience for veterans in Omaha

LEO A DALY-designed City National Arena credited with Las Vegas Golden Knights success

The new Las Vegas NHL team, the Golden Knights, are enjoying a spectacular first season. The Las Vegas Sun reported that LEO A DALY’s homey, fan-focused design for the practice facility, City National Arena, might deserve some credit.

Designed for learning in motion, new science center opens at Mercer University

Mercer University's new undergraduate science center accommodates growing enrollment and research in chemistry, biology and neurosciences

New Orleans International Airport nears completion

Construction of the new replacement terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is set to complete in February 2019. Airport World interviewed Jordan Taylor, AIA, about the iconic terminal project, which LEO A DALY designed in association with Atkins and Pelli Clarke Pelli.

Eduardo Egea picked to lead LEO A DALY Miami

Eduardo Egea has been chosen as managing principal of LEO A DALY Miami. The 24-year healthcare-design veteran is a leader in the Miami architecture community.

LEO A DALY designs dark-matter lab a mile underground in South Dakota

The renovated Davis Campus at Sanford Underground Research Facility will house the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment, which seeks to identify dark matter through direct detection for the first time.

Intelligence Community Campus - Bethesda is the future of U.S. intelligence

After 9/11, the need for a more collaborative and transparent approach to intelligence drove LEO A DALY's design for ICC-B, which is closer in character to a university than a government monolith.

LEO A DALY’s Diplomat Beach Resort channels breezy, mid-century hospitality

A $100-million reinvention of the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, reconnects the iconic resort to its fashionable roots. Hospitality Design interviewed Kathy Chavez about LEO A DALY’s role on the project, which included a gut-renovation of public spaces, an indoor-outdoor bar, and two new restaurant concepts.

LEO A DALY designs Omaha's first entertainment district

A new district is emerging in downtown Omaha. The Capitol District, a mixed-use development with hotel, apartments, retail, office and outdoor entertainment, opens in phases with the new premier full-service Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District.

LEO A DALY and BIG team to design the most inventive public school in the country

The new Wilson School in Arlington, VA, has been called the most inventive public school design in the country. CityLab previewed the project, which is a collaboration between LEO A DALY and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).


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Minnesota State University, Mankato Pedestrian Link Recognized by AS&U

A LEO A DALY Minneapolis project, the Minnesota State University, Mankato Pedestrian Link, was cited in AS&U’s Architectural Portfolio.

LEO A DALY wins four awards from AIA Palm Beach

LEO A DALY brought home four major awards in AIA Palm Beach's annual design awards, including Firm of the Year, two design awards for architectural projects, and a Gold-Medal award for a distinguished individual.

Tony Pascocello joins LEO A DALY as National Aviation Designer and Atlanta Director of Design

Tony Pascocello, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, LC, has joined LEO A DALY as vice president, national aviation designer and director of design for the Atlanta office. He will be based in Atlanta, the firm’s center of excellence for aviation.

LEO A DALY’s renovation of the Beverly Hills Marriott recalls a classic era of California modernism

Hotel Business Design interviewed LEO A DALY's head of hospitality, Pat Miller, about the new redesign of Beverly Hills Marriott.

LEO A DALY appoints Doug Williams as director of digital practice

Doug Williams, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, has been appointed as director of digital practice for LEO A DALY, guiding vision, strategy, resources, and direction for the use of technologies supporting our interdisciplinary design practice.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek immerses visitors in fashion, fun, and fantasy

LEO A DALY’s lobby remodel for Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek invites guests into a chic fashion-inspired bar and lounge connected with the outdoors, and suffused with natural light and color. Hotel Business Design interviewed Pat Miller and Lara Rimes about the design.

LEO A DALY Receives National Award for Homeless Veteran Housing

LEO A DALY provided complete architectural and interior design services for the renovation, which is the first permanent supportive housing project on the VA’s West Los Angeles Campus. The 1944 former mental hospital, which appears on the National Register of Historic Places, was transformed into therapeutic residences for 65 Veterans, along with supportive facilities necessary to enable their transition to civilian life.

New Bayport Fire Hall Design Inspired by Emergency Vehicles

The City of Bayport, Minn. celebrated the ribbon cutting April 7 of a new brick-and-steel Fire Hall. LEO A DALY's design was inspired by the emergency vehicles it houses.

Lance Kempf, PE, joins LEO A DALY as Director of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

As Director of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering for LEO A DALY's Minneapolis office, Kempf will manage and mentor teams on a wide range of educational, institutional, government, corporate, manufacturing/distribution, science, and technology projects.

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