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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.