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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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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.

McCleary to present at MLA Annual Conference, Oct 9

Cindy McCleary, AIA, and leaders of MN Public Libraries will co-present a case study on a new library prototype called the "Digital in-Person Library." This small library prioritizes digital resources in order to maximize space for people-focused functions.

Nancy Melby Appointed Director of Operations for LEO A DALY Omaha

She takes over the role for Jim Hedgpeth, who is retiring after 17 years with the firm.

Harbourside Place named 2015 project of the year by Urban Land Institute

LEO A DALY received a Project of the Year award from the Urban Land Institute for Harbourside Place, a 9-acre mixed-use development in Jupiter, Florida. Combining a Wyndham Grand Hotel and Class A office space with restaurants, retail, a marina, an outdoor amphitheater, this multi-use project has added more than a half-million dollars to the local property tax base.

John Andrews joins Editorial Board of Healthcare Design magazine

As a member of the board, Mr. Andrews joins a panel of leaders in healthcare design to help shape design trends, generate article ideas, provide general editorial feedback, and represent the industry as a whole.

Construction begins on UNMC Student Life Center improvements

Construction is soon to complete in summer of 2016 on an expansion and renovation of the Student Life Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The project gives wellness on the UNMC campus a new, more public face.

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