Christopher J. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, Assumes Managing Principal Role for LEO A DALY Omaha Office
October 28, 2013
(OMAHA, Neb. – Oct. 28, 2013) Christopher J. Johnson, AIA, LEED AP, assumes the role of Managing Principal of the Omaha office of international architecture and engineering firmLEO A DALY. Johnson will oversee the Omaha team in executing projects and pursuing new business opportunities in markets including health care, aviation, higher education, Federal, and hospitality.
Johnson will succeed Lloyd A. Meyer, RA, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, who has been withLEO A DALYfor 42 years and served in the Omaha Managing Principal role for the last 17 years. Meyer will stay with the firm in an advisory role through his retirement on March 1, 2014.
Johnson, who joinedLEO A DALYin July, 2012 as business development director, previously worked for the firm as a project architect and project manager from 1990-2003. Before rejoining, he managed preconstruction services for The Weitz Company and Boyd Jones Construction Company. His 23 years of architecture and construction experience includes KETV Burlington Station Renovation, Carl T. Curtis National Park Service Midwest Headquarters, and College of St. Mary Madonna Residence Hall,
Johnson’s work on the Carl T. Curtis National Park Service Midwest Headquarters earnedLEO A DALYthe AIA Honor Award, the White House Closing the Circle Award, and LEED Gold designation. Johnson has also received AIA Honor Awards for SAC Air and Space Museum, UNLV Lied Library, First National Tower, Westside High School and Middle School, and Creighton Prep Student Commons. He also received the Leo A Daly Director’s Award for Leadership and the Charles H. Weitz Award of Excellence for Pre-Construction Services at Midtown Crossing Turner Park.
“Chris Johnson’s broad experience and deep knowledge of our firm and the architecture and construction industries make him exceedingly well-qualified to succeed Lloyd Meyer,” said John Kraskiewicz, LEO A DALYsenior vice-president and chief operations officer. “Lloyd has contributed immeasurably to LEO A DALY's success, and Chris takes over a well-managed office.”
Johnson holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and served as 2012 president of the Omaha chapter. He is also a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, the Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and the Habitat for Humanity Building Committee.