State of Minnesota recognizes two LEO A DALY projects with Best of B3 Awards
Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Historic Fort Snelling Revitalization Plank Museum & Visitors Center receive Best of B3 Recognitions from the State of Minnesota.
LEO A DALY selected to design new Omaha Police and Fire Headquarters
The City of Omaha has selected LEO A DALY for planning and design of future modern public safety facility combining Police and Fire Department Headquarters in downtown Omaha.
Rauzia Ally Featured in Washington Business Journal Special Edition
The Managing Principal of the Washington, D.C. studio is featured in the Women’s History Month edition of WBJ’s People on the Move.
LEO A DALY promotes Christy Coleman to lead luxury hospitality design
LEO A DALY promotes Christy Coleman to Design Director – Interiors to lead luxury, lifestyle and boutique hospitality design.
AIA Minnesota awards design of Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s facility
The Minnesota Chapter of the AIA has awarded LEO A DALY’s design of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office with a Framework for Design Excellence Commendation, one of six commendation awards culled from 46 entries.
Doug Nelsen named 2022 Outstanding Alumni by Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
LEO A DALY’s director of electrical engineering recognized by the University of Nebraska
Doug Nelsen, PE, LC, Assoc. IALD, received the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award Thursday from the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska. The award was presented during the school’s annual awards banquet. Doug earned his bachelor’s of architectural engineering from the Durham school in 2005, and his MAE in 2006. He was nominated for the award by National Director of Engineering Kim Cowman, PE, LEED AP, HFDP.
“Doug improves everything he undertakes, whether it’s the skills and sportsmanship of teams he coaches or the problem-solving skills of engineering students he mentors,” Kim said. “As an electrical engineer and lighting designer, Doug enhances building energy profiles, occupant experiences and our project teams. When Doug is involved, he inexorably makes things better.”
Last year, Doug’s work for the Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center earned a Global Award of Merit for interior lighting from the Illuminating Engineering Society.
For years, Doug has served as an “industry mentor” for the Team Design course at the University of Nebraska’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. In 2006, he earned his Lighting Certification from the National Council of Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP). He continued mentoring for 13 years, during which time he passed his PE exam and then became PE licensed in 19 states and the District of Columbia.
In 2013, Doug helped design a 1.2 million square-foot military-hospital campus in Abu Dhabi. During the project, Doug led design of a 6,000 SF utility building to serve a 10-story hospital. His work to improve energy efficiency helped the project target the Estidama 2 Pearl Rating for sustainability.
In 2019, after 15 years with LEO A DALY, Doug was promoted to director of electrical engineering. He now leads the discipline across the firm.
That same year, the University of Nebraska offered Doug a faculty position as an Industry Fellow to assist with the Team Design course. And a team he mentored won national honors for their project. Doug accompanied them to Washington, D.C., where the team was awarded the Engineering Education grand prize from the National Council of Examiners of Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).