LEO A DALY Hires Christopher Johnson
8.20.12 | Omaha, NE | The Omaha office of LEO A DALY, one of the 10 largest architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firms in the United States, has hired Christopher Johnson, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP, as associate and director of business development.
In his new role, he will be responsible for managing Omaha’s business development team and identifying, attracting, and retaining new and current clientele. He will manage internal and external communication in relation to branding, public relations and advertising, and initiate customer feedback on proposals and presentations. In addition, Johnson will evaluate scope, complexity and scheduling requirements of projects and validate work planning strategies to ensure successful project execution.
“Christopher Johnson has a unique and comprehensive understanding of the architecture/engineering industry,” said Lloyd Meyer, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP, vice president and managing principal of the Omaha office. “His recent background in building construction coupled with his professional ability as a designer and architect make his return to LEO A DALY extremely valuable to our clients.”
Mr. Johnson has 22 years of professional architectural experience in the planning, design and construction of healthcare, office, retail and higher education projects. He has worked on numerous Omaha projects including the Lied Transplant Center, First National Tower, National Park Service Midwest Regional Headquarters, Westside High School, University of Nebraska-Omaha’s College of Education and College of Public Affairs and Community Service. He held the position of designer, project architect and project manager with LEO A DALY for 13 years and was most recently a senior preconstruction manager with The Weitz Company.
He earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Iowa State University. He is a LEED® accredited professional and is currently president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Omaha Chapter. He serves on the board of directors of AIA Nebraska.
About LEO A DALY
Established in 1915, LEO A DALY is an internationally renowned architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm. The company’s portfolio includes award-winning projects in 77 countries, all 50 states and the District of Columbia. LEO A DALY currently employs approximately 1,000 architects, planners, engineers and interior designers in over 30 offices worldwide. The firm consistently ranks in the top 10 largest architecture, engineering and interior design firms in the United States, according to Architectural Record, Building Design & Construction and Interior Design magazines. It also is listed in the top 50 global practices by U.K.-based BD World Architecture magazine, where it ranks 6th largest in North America and among its top 10 for several key market sectors. For more information, visit www.leoadaly.com.
The headquarters office of Leo A Daly was established in Omaha, Neb., in 1915 by Leo A. Daly, Sr. The 185-person office focuses on government, aviation, healthcare, library, education, corporate/commercial and engineering projects. Corporate leadership also is located in Omaha.
Notable projects by Leo A Daly Omaha include:
-SAC Federal Credit Union, Corporate Headquarters, Omaha, Neb.
-BlueCross Centre, Omaha, Neb., LEED-NC v2.2 Silver Certification
-U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Omaha VA Medical Center, Neb.
-Alegent Health, Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, Neb.
-Security National Bank, Corporate Headquarters at Three Pacific Place, Omaha, Neb.
-The Nebraska Medical Center, Hixson-Lied Center, Omaha, Neb.
-First National Tower, Omaha, Neb.
-State of Nebraska, Military Department, Armed Forces Readiness Center, Beatrice, Neb.
-Carl T. Curtis, Midwest Regional Headquarters Building, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Omaha, Neb., LEED-NC Gold Certification
-University of Nebraska-Kearney, Campus-Wide Utility Plant, Kearney, Neb.
-Roberts Wesleyan College, B. Thomas Golisano Library, Rochester, N.Y., LEED-NC Silver Certification
-GSA, US District Courthouse at Newport News, Newport News, Va., LEED-NC Certified
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