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.
Reimagining hotels in new world order
Director of Design Ryan D. Martin shared insight on hospitality design in the COVID-19 era with Luxury Daily
The following is excerpted from Luxury Daily.
Design will be key if hotels and resorts have to win the trust of travelers in an era dominated by health fears and economic concerns triggered by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Architecture firm LEO A DALY convened a group of planners, engineers, architects and interior designers to imagine how consumers inhabit these spaces to examine how germs spread to come up with designs that fight back.
“A guest’s perception of cleanliness and safety is tied to architectural elements that emphasize space, order and form,” said Ryan Martin, Fitwel ambassador and vice president and director of design for hospitality at LEO A DALY. “COVID-19 will push us toward greater transparency, open spaces, natural light and crisp lines,” he said. “But that’s just the beginning. Designers will need to emphasize the visual perception of cleanliness in combination with actual comfort and cleanability.”
Martin continued, “Material selection will matter a great deal, leading to new interpretations of classical materials, synthetic alternatives and finding subtle ways to integrate new technological appointments. The increased role of technology in guest check-in will have ripple effects on how we design lobby spaces as well. We may see check-in desks transitioning to something more like a waypoint, as guests may prefer to check in virtually or in their suite.”
Read the full article on Luxury Daily.