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.
Omaha police precinct recognized for design excellence
The Nebraska chapter of the American Institute of Architects has honored LEO A DALY’s City of Omaha Police Department, West Precinct, with a Citation Award
LEO A DALY design for the City of Omaha Police Department’s West Precinct has been named the recipient of the Architecture Citation Award in the 2022 AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Awards. The annual award program recognizes outstanding architecture in Nebraska.
“This award validates a design approach that places the human experience at the very center. Our design for the new Omaha Police Department precinct attends to the physical safety of officers while maintaining a welcoming civic expression to the community. This duality guided every element of the design, from its expressive shape and warm materials to the many layers of security that help keep officers safe. We’re proud to be recognized,” said Chris Johnson, AIA, managing principal of the Omaha studio.
The Omaha Police Department’s philosophy of community policing drove the design of its new West Precinct, a facility that exudes warmth and invites civic engagement while remaining secure and functional. The building is divided into two functional zones– an extroverted public face, and a more introverted secure zone – differentiated through material choices and forms. Surfaces oriented towards the street express transparency and cooperation, core ideals of community policing. Ribbons of wood sweep grandly from exterior to interior, guiding members of the public to a service desk, community meeting room, and workstations. An outdoor pocket-park doubles as a security feature, integrating protective barriers, benches, site walls and shade trees.
Jury members commented: “This project has a very strong civic identity. The subdued palette of glass, brick, metal and wood are nicely detailed and work together to create both a sense of hospitality and of security.”