Overview

Located in the heart of Dallas’ Mockingbird Station development, across from Southern Methodist University campus and the George W Bush Presidential Library and Museum, LEO A DALY’s Dallas office staff thrives in a Live-Work-Play atmosphere.  Our fast-paced creative team is focused on designing memorable guest experiences throughout the hospitality market sector.  With quick access to the Dallas Design District and Uptown Arts district, our location allows us to stay connected to the trends in art, fashion, architecture and interior design.  We have the latest products at our fingertips through the design district showrooms and ready access to hospitality product sales representatives, as well as a comprehensive in-house physical and digital library.  With 90% of our projects outside of the Dallas area, our team draws inspiration from our metropolitan surroundings as well as our travels.  We aim to create special places that have a positive impact on others.

Contact

Ken Martin
Vice President; Managing Principal

KJMartin@leoadaly.com

The Offices at Mockingbird Station
5307 East Mockingbird Lane
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75206-5117

P 214.526.1144
F 214.526.1411

Dallas Leadership

Kenneth J. Martin

Kenneth J. Martin, AIA, NCARB

Vice President

Managing Principal

Profile

As managing principal for the LEO A DALY Dallas office, where hospitality is the largest market sector, Ken Martin reviews the talents that are in place, sets the overall vision for where the team wants to go and what it wants to be and rallies everybody behind that vision.

Throughout Ken’s more than 25 years of experience in convention center and hospitality design, he has learned how to ensure that all user groups have input on a facility’s design and functionality. He is passionate about incorporating changing technologies and guest travel trends into hospitality design to lead innovation in the industry.

Discover Ken's approach to leading and growing the LEO A DALY Dallas team.

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Larry J. Keen

Larry J. Keen, AIA, NCARB

Vice President

Director of Operations

Profile

Larry has been involved in the development of numerous project types, from public and institutional to commercial and retail, as well as large-scale prototype development and rollout programs. He provides continuity for all projects by maintaining active involvement, from conceptual design through project completion. Larry’s responsibilities include management of the design team and project consultants, monitoring projects for compliance with budget and project staff and resource allocation, as well as oversight of project team efforts, coordination of work across disciplines and review of the design documentation process. Based on the concept of client service, Larry focuses the team’s efforts on delivery of a project that satisfies the aesthetic and financial goals of the client.

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Patricia Miller

Patricia Miller

Vice President

Senior Hospitality Advisor

Profile

Pat Miller is an industry leader in hospitality design with a rare ability to develop innovative solutions to the financing, teaming, and problem solving needs of developers, REITs, and hotel companies. Over the course of 30 years, she has developed a reputation as a valued resource and confidant in the creation of solutions for hospitality opportunities, and is often asked by repeat clients to write complete programs. Under Pat’s leadership, LEO A DALY has been consistently recognized by top-tier hospitality magazines as one of the leading design and architectural firms in the industry.

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Tracey Bush

Tracey Bush, RID, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Director of Business Development

Profile

Tracey has spent more than 20 years in design and business development for the global hospitality market. She believes that in the hospitality industry, it’s always about people – the experience we can deliver to clients so they can best serve their guests.

Tracey combines design thinking with business strategy in her approach, and believes success is a result of strategy and persistence. She translates the languages of design and business to focus our team on the best return for our clients’ investments. 

Since joining LEO A DALY nine years ago, Tracey has developed countless industry relationships needed to bring a concept for a hotel to the finish line. Significant pursuits include the addition to the historic Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego and the Omaha Marriott Capital District.

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Kathy A. Chavez

Kathy A. Chavez

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Director of Hospitality Interiors

Profile

Kathy works closely with her clients to understand and achieve their project goals. Her strengths include team building, project planning and program design for a wide range of hospitality clients and project types across the United States and globally. Kathy’s proven track record for assembling and supporting project teams that implement the highest level of design quality is evident in her lasting relationships and multiple repeat clients.

As Director of Hospitality Interiors, Kathy oversees quality assurance and quality control for hospitality interior design projects. She is responsible for all facets of interior design, including programming, space planning, schematic design, design development and design presentations. 

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Michael F. Ford

Michael F. Ford, RID

Associate

Senior Interior Designer

Profile

Mike Ford brings his design expertise and 14 years of experience to the team. He works with clients to tell their stories and bring their goals to life, while working with our team to document and execute the design. Mike's innovative design ideas have contributed to the success of many projects. His creativity, passion for discovery and attention to detail are an asset to any team.

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Frank P. Harker

Frank P. Harker, NCIDQ

Associate

Senior Interior Designer

Profile

Frank Harker brings more than 10 years of hospitality experience to the team. He designs spaces that align with the owners' goals and showcases their unique visions.

Clients appreciate Frank's creativity and dedication to ensuring a purposeful, yet experiential stay through attention to detail and originality. His expertise allows him to play with unexpected ideas and combinations, creatively finding solutions to even the most complex design criteria.

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Michelle R. Holmes

Michelle R. Holmes, RID

Senior Associate

Senior Interior Designer

Profile

Michelle Holmes uses her understanding of standards, industry trends and product knowledge to design creative spaces that will not only impress guests, but also withstand the tests of time.

Michelle focuses on creating an experience that will represent the owner’s goals while providing the desired return on investment. Some of her recent projects include the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District and the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, which was chosen as a finalist in BDNY’s Gold Key Awards. 

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Ryan D. Martin

Ryan D. Martin, AIA, NCARB

Vice President

Director of Design - Hospitality

Profile

Ryan Martin approaches every project with an inspiring, collaborative mindset to achieve that perfect design. His vast experience in architecture ranges from boutique and luxury hotels to the development of full-service conference hotels and resort master plans. Ryan's experience reaches projects globally—from Secrets Puerto Los Cabos, Mexico and Dreams Las Mareas, Costa Rica to the Aurora Gaylord Rockies Hotel and Conference Center, Colorado. With such an extensive background in all phases of design from concept to completion, he is often viewed as a mentor to design teams.

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Lara A. Rimes

Lara A. Rimes, RID, LEED AP

Senior Associate

Senior Interior Designer

Profile

Lara Rimes’ strong sense of design and award-winning hospitality experience has been an asset to LEO A DALY for the past 20 years. Lara draws on her knowledge of the industry to introduce future trends and implement successful guest environments. Her designs illustrate a creative flair in the selection of finishes and a strong sense of color.

Lara’s projects include The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego, California and the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Courtney J. Taylor

Courtney J. Taylor, RID

Associate

Senior Project Manager

Profile

Courtney Taylor brings 20 years of hospitality design experience to the firm in her role as a senior project manager. Because of her background in both architecture and interior design, Courtney sees the holistic view of a project and coordinates each discipline to achieve the best outcome for her clients. She fully understands the importance of prioritizing a client’s project goals and design vision. She is also exceptional at managing high-profile projects of varying skill and leads the team to ensure it is meeting milestones and goals, while staying on budget. 

Courtney’s approachable nature fosters great relationships – client, consultant and colleagues alike. Since joining LEO A DALY, Courtney has led many successful projects, including an extensive renovation at the DoubleTree by Hilton Newark Airport, which transformed the guest experience.

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Inside Dallas

Dallas hospitality design leadership on a site visit to the famed Hotel Del Coronado
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Our team raised almost $5,000 for the North Texas Food Bank at CANstruction
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We think like an owner, design for guest excitement and execute for the operator.

Interior Designer Kaley Artkop enjoys the sites at HD Expo
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Designers brainstorm at our monthly Design Lounge, where we problem solve creatively together
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