The Gen. John W. Vessey Readiness Center is a LEED Gold designated project.

Sustainability

Good design is sustainable design.

We practice integrated design – that means, on every project, every design discipline and stakeholder collaborates from the very beginning toward a holistic, sustainable, high-performance result. Together, we set measurable goals and seek opportunities to create value, maximize our impact on human health and the environment and optimize budget and timeline. Integrated design is good design. It’s good business. And it’s inherently sustainable.

Resilience

It costs 50 percent more to rebuild after a disaster than to design to withstand it in the first place. Using site-specific data and research, we help our clients anticipate future challenges and craft cost-effective design solutions that allow them to avoid, minimize and bounce back from disasters.

Wellbeing

Understanding the connections between the built environment and human health and wellbeing is a crucial component for design. Studies have shown conclusively that factors such as the amount of outside air, the quality of daylight, incorporation of biophilic principles and the chemical composition of building materials can all affect the building occupant’s health, cognitive function and overall satisfaction with their environment.

High-performance design

We use data and analysis tools to drive our designs. By analyzing design opportunities specific to climate conditions, building type and construction costs, we are able to maximize opportunities for energy efficiency, operational carbon reduction, daylight and indoor environmental quality.

Learn more about our high-performance design work.

Embodied carbon reduction

We recognize the growing threat global climate change represents and the impact our industry has on carbon emissions through the materials we select and discard. We’re committed to eliminating carbon emissions from the manufacture, transportation, installation, use and disposal of building materials.

Resilient design proved critical to Hurricane Ian relief efforts

Resilient design proved critical to Hurricane Ian relief efforts

Designed for resilience, the Cheney Bros food-distribution warehouse in Punta Gorda, Florida, more than weathered the storm. It provided safe harbor ...
20 Massachusetts Ave. NW Awarded “Best Renovation” by NAIOP DC | MD Chapter

20 Massachusetts Ave. NW Awarded “Best Renovation” by NAIOP DC | MD Chapter

Recently completed LEO A DALY project 20 Massachusetts Ave. NW awarded "Best Renovation" by DC NAIOP chapter ...
Veterans healthcare facility

LEO A DALY completes integrated facility for VA mental health services

The $100 million clinic will be the first to offer comprehensive, integrated VA mental health services in one location ...

Connect with a specialist

Kimberly R. Cowman
Vice President
National Director of Engineering
402.390.4461
Jennifer Gustafson
Associate
Senior Interior Designer
612.338.8741
Nick Lassek
Engineer, Mechanical, High Performance Design
402.390.4297
Jake Zach
Associate
Senior Structural Engineer
402.390.4265
Dennis J. McFadden
Vice President
Global Design Principal
(213) 629-0100
Irena G. Savakova
Vice President
Global Design Principal
202.955.3211

Our sustainability
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