High-performance design

Holistic, integrative, data-driven design

At LEO A DALY, we believe that high-performance design is good design. Our range of in-house expertise enables us to work in a way that is holistic, integrative and data-driven.

Beginning in the earliest stages of a project, we use software tools to help us understand how our design decisions are impacting energy use, the quality of the indoor environment and carbon emissions, to name a few. Throughout design, we use iterative modeling to optimize both passive strategies and active systems, enabling a design process that often results in a higher performing building without compromising project schedules and budgets.

Integrated engineering that performs

Carson National Headquarters exemplifies whole-project performance, which delivers visionary architecture, a world-class occupant experience and highly refined engineering. Click on the photo below to discover more.

Carson National Headquarters
Kim Cowman collaborating on mechanical system design

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Connect with a specialist

Kimberly R. Cowman
Vice President
National Director of Engineering
Brian Freeman
Director of Mechanical Engineering
Paul R. Henderson
Senior High-Performance Building Engineer
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