Exceptional healthcare design optimizes clinical operations, healthcare delivery, and capital resource management. As experienced healthcare designers, our professionals listen to the needs and goals of owners and stakeholders, leading the way to consensus-driven solutions. We apply evidence-based design and research to create patient-focused environments that meet strategic goals, maximize budget, streamline operations, and adapt to tomorrow’s needs. Our full-service approach stresses a final product that is affordable, sustainable, and efficient.
Joshua A. Theodore, B. Arch, ACHE, EDAC
Global Health Practice Leader
Joshua Theodore guides strategy, business development and overall design excellence for our health practice worldwide. Approaching 30 years in the industry, he has gained a broad perspective from the planning and implementation of all types of health facilities in more than 15 states, the United Kingdom, Middle East and Caribbean.
Joshua is driven by a passion for designing health facilities that function exceptionally well for clients and help them reduce costs. His most satisfying projects are those in which both communities and health systems can be proud.
Chief among Joshua’s goals is guiding our health clients in a way that allows them to continue their mission - whether that involves patient-centered and family-centered design, incorporating evidence-based design or integrating the latest technological innovations into their facilities. He focuses on the big picture, connecting with colleagues around the globe to leverage LEO A DALY’s health facility expertise across markets and disciplines.
John W. Andrews, AIA, NCARB
Market Sector Leader - Healthcare
John has helped shape four decades of healthcare design in Nebraska and beyond. He has led the development and execution of all types of healthcare projects, from small clinics to large, greenfield hospitals, to one of only four biocontainment patient care units in the United States.
His expertise encompasses all phases of design, including programming, master planning, schematic design, design development, contract documents and contract administration. Government or private sector, he excels at wellness-centered design and reconciling the visions and interests of all stakeholders, from patients to staff to owners.
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.
Kimberly R. Cowman, PE, LEED AP, HFDP
Senior Mechanical Project Engineer
Kim leads our Omaha healthcare engineering team. During her 17 years in the industry, all of them with LEO A DALY, Kim has led mechanical design for large military and university healthcare campuses and smaller, critical-access hospitals. Her projects include the award-winning Sidney Regional Medical Center and Fort Riley Irwin Army Community Hospital. Clients know her for outstanding engagement with stakeholders, such as surgeons and facility managers, to designing custom solutions that ensure efficient operations and maintenance.
Kim earned the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award from the Durham School of Architectural Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is a regular guest-lecturer at the University of Nebraska and a mentor to its engineering students. She sits on the Certifications Committee for the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and her work continues to help set standards for our engineers firmwide. Kim also doubles as a mother of two kids, ages 2 and 5, and she participates in golf and bowling leagues.
Eduardo S. Egea, AIA, NCARB, CAAPPR
As Vice President and Managing Principal of the Miami office, Eduardo Egea leads design and business development for LEO A DALY’s work across market sectors in Florida, the Caribbean and South and Central America. Eduardo assists clients by improving their business performance through architectural design.
With nearly 25 years as an architectural practice leader, Eduardo has directed more than 7 million square feet of design projects. His design and planning work includes major projects at Cathedral Hill Hospital in San Francisco, Guaynabo City Hospital in Puerto Rico and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
As a thought leader and designer, Eduardo has been featured in Healthcare Design, Architect Magazine, Architectural Record and Design Intelligence. Chairman of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health – Miami Chapter, he has been a speaker at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture; Clemson University’s Architecture + Health graduate program; the International Hospital Federation; the AIA’s Academy of Architecture for Health; and AIA Miami's FitCity Miami 5.
A former IRONMAN distance triathlete, Eduardo is involved in his community as an active member of the Gulliver Masters Swim Club and participates in the Miami Marathon annually.
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.
Jeffrey S. Monzu, AIA, NCARB
Senior Project Manager
Jeff is an integral member of Omaha’s healthcare design team, providing excellence and consistency in leadership and technical expertise for nearly 25 years. His primary focus is the planning, programming, design and project management of healthcare facilities.
Jeff drives projects to completion by listening to concerns and involving the team members who best serve project requirements. Over the past few years, he simultaneously managed a $34 million critical care hospital project requiring multiple trips to the client's rural location, while completing design on a $100 million project that consolidated a healthcare provider and a medical school into an existing hospital campus.
For his dedication to helping smaller communities and populations with unique needs improve their access to healthcare, Jeff was honored by Healthcare Design Magazine as a 2018 HCD 10 Winner.
Leslie M. Saunders, Sr., AIA, ACHA, LEED AP
Market Sector Leader - Healthcare
Les leads the firm’s Atlanta healthcare team with a focus on consensus-driven planning and a commitment to each client’s needs, budget, design, and schedule. With almost 40 years’ experience, Les has worked on award-winning healthcare facilities for over 300 clients in 32 states and on 5 continents. He has spoken extensively around the country on various topics in healthcare and campus planning and has contributed to numerous publications. With five years of experience in a client role as the director of capital planning for a major academic and research institution, he is exceptionally qualified to perceive problems and solutions from the viewpoints of both the designer and the owner.
Peter A. Yakowicz, PE, MHA
National Director - Veterans Affairs Programs
Pete is solely dedicated to the VA client, and is guided by a personal dedication to the health and well-being of veterans in every aspect of his work. Pete’s unparalleled insight into the VA's mission and its challenges comes from having spent 33 years working with the VA, including the management of an $8 billion dollar capital asset portfolio for 12 VA campuses and 68 community-based outpatient clinics. In 2005, Pete earned a federal award from the Department of Energy in recognition of VISN 23’s energy saving and water conservation efforts. He also earned several awards of recognition from the Secretary of the VA, including a 2010 award related to his work in response to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for helping stimulate the economy and creating jobs.