LEO A DALY Opens New Office in Abu Dhabi

Nov. 23, 2009

OMAHA, NE – LEO A DALY, the international architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm, has opened a new office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The office serves as the regional office for the Middle East, and focuses on health care, education, hospitality, high-rise residential, aviation, corporate offices, mixed-use, and master planning.

“Abu Dhabi is investing in its future to create a stronger sense of community and identity, along with a commitment to sustainability.” says Charles Dalluge, LEO A DALY executive vice president. “Our new regional office aims to fulfill this need through our extensive expertise with forward-thinking and sustainable design.”

Muhammad Ali, PE, serves as regional director—Middle East. Ali, who has been with the firm for more than three years, will work closely with Ross Ensor, the firm’s corporate international director, to generate and manage project opportunities in the Middle East. Ali is a registered professional engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Mississippi.

LEO A DALY most recently completed full architectural and interior design services for the New England Children’s Clinic in Abu Dhabi, an inpatient residential school for children with autism spectrum disorders. The project was designed in accordance with the equivalent of LEED® Silver standards under the Estidama sustainability code.   

The opening of the Abu Dhabi office marks the sixth international LEO A DALY location, which includes Beijing, PRC, Hong Kong, SAR, Istanbul, Turkey, Moscow, Russia and Tianjin, PRC.

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 70 countries, all 50 states and the District of Columbia. LEO A DALY currently employs more than 1,100 architects, planners, engineers and interior designers in 30 offices worldwide. The firm consistently ranks in the top 10 largest architecture, engineering and interior design firms in the United States, and is listed in BD World Architecture’s top 30 global practices. For more information, visit www.leoadaly.com.

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