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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

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.

Hotel Talisa's inspired reinvention

The former Vail Cascade has been reborn as Hotel Talisa thanks to an inspired redesign by LEO A DALY. Colorado Homes & Lifestyles editor Kate Meyers paid a visit to Vail's only true ski-in-ski-out luxury resort.

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-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.

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 KETV transformation wins award of excellence from AIA Central States

LEO A DALY’s renovation transformed Burlington Station from a dilapidated, historic train station to a cutting-edge broadcast studio for Omaha’s ABC affiliate KETV-7. The renovation was honored with an award of excellence in interior architecture – merit from the American Association of Architects – Central States.

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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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.

Irena Savakova joins LEO A DALY as Director of Design

Savakova is an award-winning designer with 25 years of experience developing architectural and interiors projects for federal, commercial and educational facilities in the US and internationally. She enjoys an industry-wide reputation for her creativity, passion, and knowledge in managing complex core and shell developments, interiors, and space-planning projects.

Mary Shaffer joins LEO A DALY as Director of Architecture

Mary is an expert in the management of complex architectural projects, skillfully guiding design teams through design and planning on time and within budget. At LEO A DALY, she will lead the architecture group to implement the firm’s resources and achieve success for clients.

LEO A DALY signs the China Accord

LEO A DALY joined 51 other international and Chinese architecture and planning firms in signing the China Accord, an important milestone in moving toward 100% carbon-neutral building.

Noted hotel architect Ryan D. Martin joins LEO A DALY

Ryan D. Martin, AIA, NCARB has joined the firm as Design Director for Hospitality Architecture. This strategic hire positions the Dallas-based hospitality practice for the aggressive expansion of its already top-ranked architectural services.

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