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 VA Ambulatory Care Center named ‘Best of the Best’ by Engineering News-Record
The project is one of 20, selected from more than 800.
After winning best healthcare project in the Midwest in November, Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center has been named “Best of the Best” in healthcare nationwide. The project is one of 20 selected from more than 800 entries.
Nearly 100 members of the construction industry served as judges for the competition, which took place in stages for almost a year. According to ENR, the Best of the Best winners “represent the pinnacle of design and construction achievement in their respective categories from across the U.S. among projects completed between May 2020 and May 2021.”
In 2020, the project was named a Best of Year honoree by Interior Design, and it has earned more than a dozen industry awards to date.
After three years of design and construction, the landmark Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center opened amid the pandemic in August 2020. Connected to the Omaha VA Medical Center, the 157,000 SF facility relieves the main hospital of most primary care services. LEO A DALY led all architectural, engineering and interior design services for the $86 million facility, which was delivered through a trailblazing public-private partnership (P3). The facility today provides state-of-the-art healthcare to the region’s roughly 40,000 veterans, with capacity for about 400 patients each day.
Architectural features honor military service through symbolism. Collaboration between architecture and engineering created unique expressions of freedom, sacrifice, honor and duty. A signature “flag” curtain wall encases waiting areas that run the length of the building’s north side. Sophisticated structural and architectural coordination created the folded glass form. Viewed from either side, the wall appears to undulate as capriciously as an American flag rippling in the wind. Against the western façade, alternating colors symbolize the “colored bars” earned by military servicemen and women for acts of gallantry and heroism. Both walls use transparent glazing to stream abundant daylighting into the interior spaces.
Inside are eight primary care clinics, including a clinic exclusively for women veterans, as well as a specialty care clinic. An outpatient surgery center suite on the third level has five operating rooms, a laboratory and radiology.
The Omaha VA Ambulatory Care Center was the first P3 project to be delivered since Congress passed the Communities Helping Invest through Property and Improvements Needed (CHIP IN) for Vets Act of 2016. Its unique funding mechanism created efficiencies that abbreviated construction time and reduced costs. Learn more from ENR.