Our Minneapolis office has been in business for 100 years, and joined the LEO A DALY family in 2003. We pride ourselves on a vibrant creative culture that is driven by inquiry, bursting with ideas, and quick to challenge standard definitions of what a building can be. Our downtown office is a clubhouse-workshop populated by lovable geeks, lumberjacks, and cyclists more apt to hold a meeting in the park than a conference room. We design across a broad range of project types with one mission: to lead a path of open-minded collaboration, exploration, discovery and innovation.


Cindy McCleary
Vice President, Managing Principal


730 Second Avenue South
Suite 1300
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2416
P 612.338.8741
F 612.338.4840

Minneapolis Leadership

Cindy A. McCleary

Cindy A. McCleary, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Vice President

Managing Principal


An expert in visioning and consensus building, Cindy has focused her 20-year career on building an adeptness for guiding and facilitating special interest groups, public sector clients and multiple stakeholders to realize strategically driven results. Her experience as a programmer and planner has earned her a reputation for advanced thinking and strategically-driven design processes.

As leader of our Minneapolis studio, Cindy is dedicated to finding new ways to collaborate and empower underrepresented voices, which she believes is key to exceptional design.

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James G. Sokolowski

James G. Sokolowski, PE, LEED AP

Vice President

Director of Operations


Since joining the firm in 1988, Jim Sokolowski has served as project manager, director of civil engineering, director of information technology and today, director of operations for LEO A DALY Minneapolis. Since 2010, he has been vice president and market sector leader for the federal market in Minneapolis. Jim has a tireless work ethic, combined with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. His continued and growing involvement with our federal business team put him in a great position to increase and improve our ability to serve federal clients. 

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Jeremy J. Klysen

Jeremy J. Klysen, PE

Vice President

Market Sector Leader – Food, Distribution & Manufacturing


Jeremy specializes in the design of food, distribution and manufacturing facilities. He enjoys a deserved reputation for innovation — from designing and developing a smarter way to transport perishable items, to fine-tuning, right-sizing and value-engineering a $300 million distribution center. His projects include expansions, renovations, and new campuses that encompass distribution, corporate offices, processing and packaging spaces, and asset recovery and transportation maintenance facilities. With a special expertise in refrigeration engineering, Jeremy is an expert in the design of industrial refrigeration and cooling systems, and in enhancing the efficiency of these facility types.

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