Like the city itself, our Los Angeles office is a melting pot of people and cultures—technically expert, design savvy, and dedicated to enlightened urbanism. From the 27th floor balcony of our downtown office, one can see the entire Metropolis spreading from the Hollywood sign all the way to the sea—a panoramic view that reminds us of the impact of what we do. Together, our integrated team of architects, designers, planners, and engineers collaborate to transform our city and our world through creative, sustainable design.
What's happening in our Los Angeles studio
Roy Follmuth, PE
Vice President; Managing Principal
Los Angeles, CA 90071-2627
Los Angeles Leadership
As Managing Principal, Roy is recognized for his extraordinary ability to complete projects on time and within budget, regardless of the challenges encountered. He is an expert in project management, project controls, (schedules, budgets and contract documents), project integration, contract administration, claims negotiations, quality assurance/quality control, intergovernmental agreements, and value engineering. Roy successfully ran the Los Angeles office before serving 10 years as the chief operations officer for the engineering brand of the firm, LAN. He has served as the firm’s managing director in Saudi Arabia, program manager for the Los Angeles Convention Center, project manager for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles, program manager of the TSA/Boeing Nationwide Checked Baggage Security Program involving 437 airports, and as design manager for the BART/VTA Berryessa Extension Project in San Jose. He brings an immeasurable amount of knowledge, experience and energy to his role as managing principal.
Robert is an architect and practice leader specializing in healthcare and science & technology design and planning. For more than 30 years Robert has brought his understanding, knowledge and abilities to manage complex projects to a variety of clients. His clients benefit from his extensive involvement in the total project process, his hands-on approach, and his commitment to client service through professional excellence.
Nicos A. Katsellis, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, GGP
Director of Operations
Nicos, who has 20 years of experience in the healthcare, civic and federal markets, is director of operations, senior project manager and sustainability champion for the Los Angeles office. He leads and manages overall operations and profitability of the office, and is responsible for its professional services for project delivery, risk management, design quality and technical processes, financial management, staffing and sustainable practices. Nicos works collaboratively with leadership across the company to communicate, support and achieve overall business goals. He also mentors Los Angeles staff and supports them in development and training.
James Lee is an experienced designer with an impressive portfolio of luxury five-star hospitality projects on five continents. Maintaining an international reputation for creativity, he was recognized as an industry leader in Boutique Design’s BD18 awards.
His signature designs include Langham Place in Qingdao, China; Skye Niseko in Hokkaido, Japan; Ritz-Carlton in Saadiyat, UAE; and the InterContinental in downtown Los Angeles.
Under James’ leadership, LEO A DALY’s hospitality presence expands to Los Angeles, strengthening the firm’s commitment to clients throughout the United States, Asia and Middle East.
James believes in creating a “moment” – not just a space, but a feeling that guests will experience and remember for years to come. Experience James' story through this short video.
Phan strategically and successfully develops the vision and talent behind large, complex healthcare design projects for LEO A DALY Los Angeles. Over the past two decades, she has delivered more than 7 million square feet of healthcare design across many cultures, and has led efforts in all facets of project development.
Phan also has robust expertise in design-build projects and is an advocate for LEAN concepts in healthcare design and construction.
Discover Phan’s approach to making large, complex healthcare projects successful for clients.
Dennis’ success with healthcare projects is rooted in an approach that fundamentally values performance, context and timelessness. His healthcare work starts with the larger principle of connecting the building – and the patient experience – to nature, a basic tenet of evidence-based design. His healthcare design also incorporates the results of extensive research and an understanding of future trends to ensure that patient and staff experiences are consistently positive in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
Alex Ward is an award-winning architect with more than 26 years of experience designing institutional, commercial and residential projects in the United States and abroad. His designs emphasize a refinement of details, bold expression of materials and the creative integration of lighting and landscape. As Director of Design for the Los Angeles office, his responsibilities include the development of design from concept through construction. He is also a member of the Design Excellence Committee guiding the overall design direction of the company.