LEO A DALY Expertise Featured in July’s American School and University

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LEO A DALY Expertise Featured in July’s American School and University

Irena Savakova and Anya Grant Share Insights About the Design of the University of Maryland’s Thurgood Marshall Hall

The July issue of American School and University features an article from LEO A DALY’s Irena Savakova and Anya Grant, sharing the design successes for the University of Maryland’s Thurgood Marshall Hall.

Home to the university’s School of Public Policy, Thurgood Marshall Hall was designed to create connectivity between students, staff and visitors to campus. The design incorporated ancient Greek architecture with today’s technology to support that goal, and the results have been validated by a post-occupancy evaluation. In the article, Savakova and Grant share how LEO A DALY was able to overcome a limited budget to create this inspirational facility.

“The democratic ideals of equality, visibility and transparency served as organizing principles that guided the design of every element — from the interior program to the exterior expression,” they wrote.

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Savakova, RIBA, LEED AP BD+C, is a global design principal and Grant, AIA, is the education market sector

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Anya Grant

leader for LEO A DALY’s Washington D.C. studio.

Read the July issue of American School and University here. The magazine featured a photo of Thurgood Marshall Hall on the cover of the magazine, and the article starts on page 20.

LEO A DALY-Designed Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Building Wins AIA Minneapolis Merit Award

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LEO A DALY-Designed Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Building Wins AIA Minneapolis Merit Award

 

Minneapolis Merit Awards Honor Excellence Beyond Design

The Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Building, designed by LEO A DALY, has been honored with an AIA Minneapolis Merit Award.

These awards highlight architecture that tells a story of excellence beyond design, emphasizes public-interest design and embraces the varied forces that shape a building. Judges include a business owner, a real estate professional, a community advocate, an academic leader and an architect.

The project is the first permanent home for the health department for the City of Bismarck and Burleigh County, N.D. This project, in addition to the neighboring Bismarck Public Works Facility forms a new visually unified public campus to connect the community to public services.

“This space not only expands our capacity to deliver essential public health services, but also promotes a welcoming environment for all,” said Renae Moch, MBA, FACMPE Bismarck-Burleigh public health director. Through thoughtful design this facility addresses the diverse needs of our community and supports our mission of promoting health and wellness in our community for all populations.”

This is the fourth straight year that LEO A DALY has won an AIA Minneapolis award. Recent past merit winners include the Anoka-Ramsey Community College School of Nursing and Business, the  Minnesota Historical Society Historic Fort Snelling Historic Restoration and Visitor Center and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner office and examination facility. The Second Harvest Heartland Headquarters, Volunteer Center and Distribution Center received a Michael L. Schrock, AIA Merit Award in 2021.

“This award is meaningful to all of us because of its focus on the holistic context of the project,” said Cindy McCleary, AIA, managing principal of LEO A DALY’s Minneapolis studio. “We are honored to have received it and, more importantly, to create a design that supports the important work of the Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health Department.

20 Mass Earns Rethinking the Future Award, an International Honor

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20 Mass Earns Rethinking the Future Award, an International Honor

The Adaptive Reuse Project Won in the Mixed Use (Built) Category

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An international jury has honored the LEO A DALY-designed 20 Mass project with a Rethinking the Future Award, which recognizes excellence in global architecture.

The former federal office building at 20 Massachusetts Ave. in Washington D.C. was reimagined and rebuilt, becoming a 427,000-SF mixed-use development with office space, a luxury hotel — the Royal Sonesta Capitol Hill at 20 Mass — amenities and retail. The adaptive reuse re-stitched the existing building into an evolving urban context and created a vital new social and cultural hub for the neighborhood. LEO A DALY designed the mixed-use structure for developer The RMR Group.

“The completion of the revitalization project at 20 Massachusetts Ave NW represents more than just a successful fusion of history and modernity; it symbolizes the collective effort and vision of stakeholders committed to creating a vibrant mixed-use destination that enriches the surrounding community and enhances the city’s urban fabric for generations to come,” says the award’s website.

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Christopher Bilotto, executive vice president of The RMR Group, has said: “This successful conversion of a former government office building into a Class A mixed-use destination is the culmination of significant efforts by RMR, its client Office Properties Income Trust, and the redevelopment project team.”

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20 Mass has previously been honored with several other awards, including ULI Washington, NAIOP’s DC/Maryland chapter and the Washington Business Journal. Royal Sonesta at 20 Mass is on the shortlist for the 2024 International Hotel & Property Awards. In addition to these accolades, the vibrancy of the public spaces, the mix of guests and local community at the street level restaurant, the completely booked conference spaces and Grand Ballroom for the next 3 years are a testament to a successfully implemented design vision.

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The building features wellness promoting zones (in blue), biophilia focused areas (in green) and art hubs (in red)

LEO A DALY Named AIA Florida Firm of the Year

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LEO A DALY Named AIA Florida Firm of the Year

History of excellence earns West Palm Beach studio AIA accolades.

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The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Florida announces LEO A DALY as Firm of the Year. A distinguished body of experts from the architectural community convened in Seoul to evaluate works submitted by architects in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for the 2024 AIA Florida Design Awards.

The Firm of the Year Award recognizes outstanding achievement in design, community services, education, and service to the profession and the AIA by an architectural firm with projects, accomplishments and service over a period of at least 10 years.

“This significant statewide recognition is a reflection of our team’s dedication to design excellence and as an active community partner,” celebrated LEO A DALY President, Steve Lichtenberger, AIA. “The West Palm Beach studio represents and reaffirms LEO A DALY’s commitment to the communities we serve and to the profession of architecture.”

LEO A DALY’s West Palm Beach studio has helped shape the skyline with iconic buildings in the area and across the state for over 50 years. From the first LEED Platinum laboratory building in Florida to the recent award-winning work on 360 Rosemary the firm continues to transform the human experience through design.

Managing Principal Bill Hanser, AIA, who has been leading the West Palm Beach studio prior to and after acquisition in 2009 for a total of 33 years, shares gratitude for and confidence in the team.​

“Receiving this award is not just a recognition of our past achievements. It’s a testament to our unwavering dedication to innovation and creativity, a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion, and community involvement that we have woven into every facet of our service.”

The notable award recognizes LEO A DALY’s commitment to culture. With employees from across the globe, interns and emerging professionals exchange diverse knowledge and experiences as they collaborate with mentors and leaders on major projects. Over half of the West Palm Beach studio has been with the firm for 18 years or more, far exceeding the national average of tenure. The team also supports more than 25 local and professional organizations and participates consistently in community service.
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LEO A DALY, an international design firm, has helped advance the profession of architecture with resilient and sustainable design strategies, and has been a significant contributor to developing the culture and identity of South Florida.

Two LEO A DALY Projects Earn BD+C 2024 Innovation Spotlight

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Two LEO A DALY Projects Earn BD+C 2024 Innovation Spotlight

Carson Group and 20 Mass Make the Top 40 Great Solutions Report

Each year Building Design + Construction editors analyze hundreds of submissions to select 40 Great Solutions to publish nationally. 

The Great Solutions featured in this year’s BD+C roundup have exceptional characteristics that benefit clients/owners, building occupants and the broad market of development, design and construction. LEO A DALY earned two spots on the 2024 list.

“Both projects demonstrate the innovative results of collaborative partnerships combined with our comprehensive service capabilities,” shares LEO A DALY President, Steve Lichtenberger. “We aim to leave a sustainable signature by delivering visionary architecture with world-class occupant experience through highly refined engineering.”

An architect sitting on a blue couch, looking in the distance and smiling.

 

The Carson Group Headquarters post-occupancy evaluation validates the buildings’ innovative shell and building system design. The smart glass responds to changing concentrations of daylight to control heat gain and glare, and all building systems were designed in concert with the SageGlass envelope to maximize occupant comfort.

20 Massachusetts Avenue models a responsible placemaking design solution that restitches the urban fabric and now serves as a prominent anchor in Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C. The design implemented creative modular construction with curated components prefabricated off-site which reduced waste by 50% and saved considerable cost and time.

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LEO A DALY’s Gunner Riggert Selected as a Health Facility Institute Fellow

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LEO A DALY’s Gunner Riggert Selected as a Health Facility Institute Fellow

The FHFI designation highlights professional skill and competence

Gunner Riggert, AIA, NCARB, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, received a fellow designation from the Health Facility Institute at the Health Facilities Symposium in April.

The FHFI designation is the highest level of individual affiliation for the Health Facility Institute. It reflects the professional skill and competence gained through education, training, experience and demonstrated accomplishments at least nine areas of expertise.

Riggert, a LEO A DALY senior associate and senior project manager, has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare planning and architecture. Based in the Omaha studio, he has led many major LEO A DALY healthcare projects, including most recently large, multifaceted federal health projects for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by, and associated with, other healthcare design professionals involved in HFI,” Riggert said. “Although working on federal healthcare projects is often complex and challenging, they are also the most rewarding.  It’s inspiring knowing our work has such a positive impact in the lives of our active military, our nation’s Veterans, their families, and caregivers.”

“Gunner’s commitment to excellence, passion and technical expertise have elevated many of our private and federal healthcare facilities in the past two decades,” said Joshua Theodore, LEO A DALY global health practice leader. “This is a well-deserved recognition of all his contributions to the industry.”

 

Tampa VA Mental Health Center Earns SAME 2024 Design Merit Award

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Tampa VA Mental Health Center Earns SAME 2024 Design Merit Award

LEO A DALY design for James A. Haley VA Mental Health Center streamlines therapeutic care for Veterans

The Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Clinic was recognized by AIA Nebraska with an Architectural Citation Award during the 2023 Gala Awards

Every two years the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) celebrates design excellence in the built environment. The SAME 2024 Design Merit Award was presented to members of the LEO A DALY planning, architecture, engineering and interior design team during the Society Ball & Awards Gala at the 2024 JETC conference in Orlando.

“The entire focus of design for the James A. Haley VA Mental Health Center—both inside and out—was to create a healing, therapeutic, restorative environment that would help enhance the lives of Veterans,” shared Federal Healthcare Global Account Lead, Peter A. Yakowicz, PE, MHA. “After three months in operation, it is also so rewarding to hear firsthand from staff how the planning and design of the facility makes it easier for them to do their important work.”

LEO A DALY’s ongoing collaboration with Veterans and the VA Staff who care for them has led to the transformation of Veterans’ health experiences.

Is this really for us?” asked a Veteran visiting the James A. Haley VA Mental Health Center for the first time.

 

“And if we are not inviting, if we are not welcoming, then that communication can be lost, and the veteran themselves can be lost on top of it.” shared Dr. Glenn Smith, Retired VA Mental Health Specialist and Veteran James A. Haley VA

 

“Our staff love coming to work here,” Bradiel Perez Pagan, Clinic Manager at the James A. Haley VA Mental Health Center

LEO A DALY provided full integrated design services including medical planning, architectural, interior design, structural engineering and MEP services for the award-winning VA mental health facility, which began seeing patients in ealy 2024. The trauma-informed and evidence-based design carefully balances the unique needs of Veterans and their caregivers.

The Green Globe certified project also integrates a list of sustainable design features: low wattage LED lighting, automatic lighting controls, a high-performance building envelope, water use reduction, reduced emissions, recycled materials, automated controls, and ecological landscaping.

Pam Bothwell Named Director of Business Development in Washington D.C.

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Pam Bothwell Named Director of Business Development in Washington D.C.

Bothwell is a long-time, local professional with deep experience in architecture, engineering and construction.

Pam Bothwell is Director of Business Development for the Washington, D.C. studio of LEO A DALY

LEO A DALY is pleased to announce Pam Bothwell as director of business development in the Washington D.C. design studio. Her experience living in the capital city and working across the design industry for decades lends extensive value to client relationships and projects that impact the economic and social fabric of the community.

“Pam understands and connects with the people and the complex processes involved with building projects in the capital city,” celebrated Rauzia Ally, managing principal of the Washington D.C. studio. “As a local business owner who has also held board positions for CREW, IIDA and IFMA, Pam is known for her dedicated service, valuable knowledge and integrity.”

Bothwell is honored to join the integrated team of designers, architects and engineers. “I have been deeply engaged in the community and have heard the resounding respect for LEO A DALY’s 60 years of service and work here.” A collector of local art, Bothwell also crosses paths with many who appreciate design from several different perspectives.

LEO A DALY’s long list of projects impacting the city include the recent redesign of the award-winning 20 Massachusetts Avenue.

ULI Washington Selects 20 Mass for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development

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ULI Washington Selects 20 Mass for Excellence in Mixed-Use Development

LEO A DALY project chosen as a “model for sustainable development” for downtown D.C.

Exterior of the International Hotel and Property awards Shortlisted Royal Sonesta Capitol Hill at 20 Mass in Washington, D.C.
After months of nominations, site visits, and deliberations, ULI Washington chose 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW for the 2024 Excellence in Mixed-Use Development Award.

ULI Washington’s Awards for Excellence Program is an annual event that celebrates projects and initiatives that have made outstanding contributions to development within the Mid-Atlantic region.

The independent jury recognized 20 Mass as a model for the future of sustainable redevelopment honoring the project’s innovation and creativity that inspires and activates the area steps away from Union Station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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The entire project team is honored by the ULI Washington recognition for the adaptive reuse project that fosters growth and productivity while uniting lifestyle and community.

20 Mass broadens the heart of the city connecting major neighborhoods in a swath previously lacking vitality,” celebrates Managing Principal Rauzia Ally. “Reaching broad goals for sustainable urbanism, it also highlights the soul of Washington, D.C. with reverent irreverent artwork in a world class hotel.”

The vibrancy of the public spaces, the mix of guests and local community at the street level restaurant, the completely booked conference spaces and Grand Ballroom for the next 3 years are a testament to a successfully implemented design vision.

20 Massachusetts Avenue is an example of a responsible placemaking design solution that restitches the urban fabric and now serves as a prominent anchor in Capitol Hill and Washington, D.C.

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