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Leading the Way to Create Purposeful Workplace Environments

LEO A DALY’s National Interior Design Leader of Workplace is inspired by helping people thrive while at work

Pablo Quintana mentors a young workplace design teammate in the Washington, D. C. Studio of LEO A DALY

The profound transformations our modern workplaces have undergone post-pandemic are undeniable. The design strategies that once served workers well now require a fresh reimagining, and for Pablo Quintana, Vice President and National Leader for Workplace Interior Design for LEO A DALY, it’s the most personal of pursuits.

He elaborates, “As designers and partners in creating workspaces, we have a duty to serve as catalysts for adaptability, guiding clients to embrace evolving work paradigms through innovative design strategies, driven by those who engage with these environments on a daily basis.”

Quintana is a fourth-generation architect, and the son of Cuban Modernist pioneer Nicolás Quintana. From childhood, he was immersed in the craft of architecture, an experience which inspired his passion for critical analysis of the built environment and human-centered design. Over the course of his three-decade-long profession, he has channeled his passion to elevate workplace design to new levels, skillfully navigating the ever-changing dynamics of the global economy and the workplace.

He states, “I believe in change. With change comes an enhanced sense of community, higher attraction and retention, improved technological performance, increased mobility and connectivity, and an elevated sense of belonging and engagement. I subscribe to a participatory discovery process, where we endeavor to uncover the unique DNA of our clients and provide meaningful workplace design solutions tailor made for each client.”

Pablo is located at LEO A DALY’s Washington, D.C. design studio. Throughout his career, he has also led clients such as Google, Gartner, IBM, Microsoft, Volkswagen, Choice Hotels and the IMF through a curated process to identify, develop and implement workplace solutions that support their business processes, embolden their workplace culture and facilitate a contemporary blend of life and work. His recent LEO A DALY work includes the re-envisioned headquarters for the National Retail Federation and the American Chemical Society, as well as designs for the new Sygnus Group, Sagicor, and Lidl Headquarters. His work has won multiple awards, including recognition from AIA, NAIOP and IIDA, and appeared in publications such as Interior Design and Contract.