Leo A. Daly Company, Architects

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Omaha, Nebraska, 1948-present

The Leo A. Daly Company was incorporated in 1948 with partners Leo A. Daly, Leo A. Daly, Jr., and William T. Daly. The two sons had become partners in 1943.[17] William's career was spent in the St. Louis office.[13:7][19] The company claims its origination in 1915, when Daly, Sr., began his architectural career. Prior to that time, and for a period thereafter, Daly worked for others, including John Latenser. He formally established his own practice in 1922.[14] The first credited design work, however, was St. Patrick’s Church, North Platte, Nebraska, in 1916. The present company is a continuous extension of the practice established by the elder Daly.

By the time of Daly, Sr.’s, death in 1952, the company, in addition to its Omaha home office, had established offices in St. Louis, Missouri and Seattle, Washington, and had 50 employees.[7] The firm continued to expand under Daly, Jr.’s leadership from the 1950s until his death in 1981, and then under the leadership of Leo Anthony Daly III, into the twenty-first century. The firm has received dozens of achievement awards, citations and honors during the intervening 60-plus years, including worldwide recognition.

By 2010 the Daly Company employed over 1,000 design and engineering professionals in over 30 offices around the world. The company was listed as the ninth largest architecture and engineering firm in the United States, according to Building Design and Construction magazine’s 34th Annual “Giants 300 Report.” According to the company’s website, the firm has won over 500 design awards.[10]

This page is a contribution to the publication, Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. See the format and contents page for more information on the compilation and page organization.

Lineage of the Firm

1922-1948: Leo Anthony Daly (1890-1952), Architect, Omaha, Nebraska.

1948-present: Leo A. Daly Company, Architects, Omaha, Nebraska.

Other Associations

1929-1932, 1949, 1951-1957: employed Samuel P. Walker, draftsman (1929-1932), architectural designer (1949), architect department chief (1951-1953) and architect (1954-1957).

1946-1954: employed Claude Kenneth Camblin, draftsman.

1948-1970: employed Sam Favara, architectural draftsman (1948-1949) and architect (1949-1970).

1951-1954: employed James T. Casperson, draftsman.

1951-1954: employed John H. Pryor, draftsman.

1951-1956: employed Lee S. Windheim, designer (1951), draftsman (1953-1954), designer in charge (1955), and designer (1956).

1951-1958: employed Wayne Vernon Weller, draftsman (1951-1955) and architect (1956-1958).

1951-1959: employed Stanley John Howe, Jr., chief designer.

1951-1959: employed Don Eugene Roman, draftsman (1951), project manager (1953-1955), engineer (1956), and vice president (1957-1959).

1951-1966: employed William L. Larson, draftsman (1951-1954), designer (1955-1956), associate (1957-1958), architect (1959-1961), and vice president (1962-1966).

1951, 1955-1976: employed John Martin Free, draftsman (1951), architect (1955-1956, 1959), associate (1957), job captain (1958), and vice president (1961-1976).

1952-1970: employed John Carroll Broderick, engineer (1952-1957), architect (1958-1966), and vice president (1966-1970) in the Omaha branch.

1953: employed Robert Bruce Widstrom, designer in the Omaha branch.

1954-1963: employed Charles Alphonses Wilscam, Jr., draftsman (1954), engineer (1955-1956), architect (1957, 1959-1963), and job captain (1958).

1954-1984: employed Albert C. Dhaenens, draftsman (1954-1959), architect (1961-1966), and associate (1967-1984).

1955-1958: employed Kenneth E. Nelson, assistant superintendant.

1955-1959: employed Richard R. Schleiger, architect.

1955-1962: employed Richard W. Coyle (c. 1921-2006), Architect, architect engineer in the Omaha branch.

1955-1968: employed Golden Joseph Zenon, Jr., architect in the Omaha branch.

1956-1959: employed John Milton Denny, architect in the Omaha branch.

1956-1963: employed Irving Romine Dana, Jr., architect.

1956-1965: employed Donald Max Mullins, architect.

1957-1970: employed Robert Loren Beckenhauer, architect.

1957-1981: employed Jack Savage, designer (1957-1959), associate architect (1961-1966), architect and vice president of design (1967-1981).[2]

1959, 1961-1964: employed John Ellis Peterson, architect (1959, 1962), designer (1961), associate (1963), and associate architect (1964).

1959-1965: employed Edwin Frank Rozman, designer (1959-1962), consultant (1963), and architect (1964-1965).

1959-1976: employed Frank Rogers Thompson, trainee (1959-1961), architect engineer (1962-1963), and associate architect (1964-1976).

1960-1977: employed Harold James Brockman, designer (1960-1970), architect (1971-1974), and associate (1976-1977).

1961: employed William Daniel Coffey, architect.

1961-1964: employed Arthur Dwayne Johnson, architect.

1961-1965: employed Roger K. Krhounek, architect engineer (1961-1962) and architect (1963-1965).

1962-1998: employed James Maurice Ingram, Jr., construction superintendent (1962-1963), architect (1964-1969), assistant to director (1970-1971), vice president (1972-1986), and senior vice president (1987-1998) in the Omaha branch.

1963-1974: employed Robert L. Vlasnik in the Omaha branch.

1964-1966: employed Ronald L. Anderson, architect in the Omaha branch.

1966-1967: employed Charles D. Szmrecsanyi, architect (1966) and designer (1967).

1966-1971: employed Paul R. Kimmons, architect in the Omaha branch.

1966-1997: employed LeRoy Norman Rasmussen, architect (1966-1971) and associate (1972-1997) in the Omaha branch.

1966-1975: employed John Ridgely McClurg, Jr., architect (1966-1968), associate (1969-1972), and vice president (1973-1975). 1967-1970: employed Sam Leonard Condit, architect in the Omaha branch.

1967-1970: employed Larry Leroy McChesney, architect in the Omaha branch.

1967-1979: employed Lavern Dale Rollet, architect.

1967-1984: employed David Lee Richardson, architect (1967-1971), field supervisor (1972-1975), and associate (1976-1984).

1967-1974: employed Gary R. Bowen, architect the Omaha branch.

1968-1969: employed Marek A. Wozniak, draftsman (1968) and architect (1969).

1968-1969: employed Charles T. Conner, draftsman (1968) and architect (1969).

1968-1969: employed Earl Edward Smith, architect (1968-1969).

1968-1996: employed Joe W. Johnson, associate architect (1968-1979), vice president (1980-1992), and architect (1993-1996).

1969: employed Ronald L. Mercer, architect.

1969-1974: employed William T. Noll, architect.

1969-1979: employed Russell E. Weber, architect in the Omaha branch.

1969-1989: employed Peter R. Lage, Jr., architect in the Omaha branch.

1970-1971: employed Kenneth D. Lathrun, field supervisor (1970) and structural engineer (1971) in the Omaha branch.

1970-1975, 1982-1987: employed Terry L. Johnson, architect.

1970-1985, 2000-2003: employed Philip L. Anderson, architect in the Omaha branch and the Dallas, Texas branch.

1970-1999, 2009: employed Thomas L. Findley, architect (1970-1983), vice president (1984-1998), architect and partner (1999), and vice president (2009). 1971-1972: employed Glenn Robert Decker, architect in the Omaha branch.

1971-1976: employed Nick Kostos, architect (1971-1975) and associate (1976).

1971-1998: employed Thomas A. Hilgendorf, draftsman (1971, 1977), architect (1972, 1980-1998), technician (1973-1976), and architect technician (1978-1979).

1972-1977: employed Bruce M. Frasier, architect.

1973-1976: employed Bruce A. Lewis, architect.

1973-1976: employed Susan McClendon, architect.

1973-1976: employed Mark William Reinmiller, architect.

1973-1977: employed James Spencer Robinson, architect.

1973-1984, 1998-1999: employed Lloyd A. Meyer, associate (1973-1984) and vice president (1998-1999).

1974-1977: employed William W. Holmes, architect (1974-1975) and associate (1976-1977).

1974-1980: employed John E. Meigs, architect (1974-1976), valve engineer (1977), and associate (1978-1980). 1974-1993, 2000: employed Paul E. Halverson, associate (1974-1993) and architect (2000).

1975-1978: employed Terry Gartner, architect.

1975-1979: employed Steven D. Conley, architect.

1975-1980: employed Kenneth J. Hahn, architect in the Omaha branch.

1975-1980: employed Lee C. Turner, architect (1975-1977) and associate (1978-1980).

1975-1984: employed David L. Thomas, engineer (1975-1976) and associate (1977-1984).

1976: employed Robert A. Dietrich, architect.

1976-1977: employed John M. Collins, architect in the Omaha branch.

1977-1985: employed George S. Douglas, architect in the Omaha branch.

1977-1998: employed Mark A. Chalkley, architect.

1979-1981: employed James Scott Oglesby, architectural draftsman.

1979-1998: employed Steve R. Laughlin, architect.

1980-1982: employed Jeffrey L. Hoge, architect in the Omaha branch.

1981: employed Paul J. Brokering, architect in the Lincoln branch.

1981-1984: employed Kevin G. Flecky, architect in the Omaha branch.

1981-1993: employed John W. Andrews, architect in the Omaha branch.

1981-1993: employed Barry M. Ward, architect in the Omaha branch.

1981-1997: employed Kim M. Kelly, structural engineer.

1982: employed Julian V. Jones, technician in the Omaha branch.

1982-1984: employed Christopher C. Duster, architect in the Omaha branch.

1982-1984: employed Gary L. Gebhard, architect.

1982-1984: employed John S. Rickert, architect.

1982-1986: employed Thomas S. Hicks, architect in the Omaha branch.

1982-1993: employed Ralph E. Hicken, architect in the Omaha branch.

1982-2000: employed Daniel G. Liekhus, architect in the Omaha branch.

1984-1998: employed Jack W. Green, architect.

1984-1991: employed Steven J. Kuzelka, architect.

1986-1989: employed Douglas A. Swartz, architect.

1986-1995: employed Michael S. Levin, architect.

1986-1990: employed Frank W. Comisar, architect in the Omaha branch.

1987: employed Douglas J. Hoppens, engineer in the Omaha branch.

1987-1997: employed David R. Gibb, architect in the Omaha branch.

1989-1993: employed Susan L. Seidel in the Omaha branch.

1990, 2000: employed Ralph A. Swinarski in the Omaha branch.

1990-1993: employed Merrill D. Miller, architect in the Omaha branch.

1992-1998: employed Ronald G. Hackett, architect in the Omaha branch.

1992-2000: employed David A. Hawes, architect in the Omaha branch.

1993: employed Gene E. Ward, architect in the Omaha branch.

2000: employed Christopher J. Johnson, architect in the Omaha branch.

2000: employed Lucinda Ludwig, architect in the Omaha branch.

2000: employed Ross J. Raneri, architect in the Omaha branch.

Principal Works & Nebraska Buildings


This period is the era of Leo Anthony Daly (1890-1952), Architect; see the buildings and projects listed on his page for the early years of the firm.


This period is the era of leadership by Leo Anthony Daly, Jr. (1890-1952), Architect.

Undated Early Work

Storz Bottling Plant (n.d.) Omaha, Nebraska.[13:13]

Loup Power Building (n.d.), Columbus, Nebraska.[13:14]

Design for an Omaha Apartment House (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:19]

Proposed building for a Bus Depot and Barkalows chain restaurant (n.d.), place unknown.[13:20]

Proposed design for Barkalows chain restaurant (n.d.), “a small city.”[13:21]

Proposed new Radio Station KOIL (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:21]

Nativity Chapel (n.d.), Trinity Cathedral, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:28]

Church (n.d.), Corning, Iowa.[13:29]

Hynes Memorial Chapel (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:29]

Proposed St. Ann’s Church and Rectory (n.d.), Vail, Iowa.[13:30]

Design for St. Mary’s Church (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:30]

Design for Blessed Sacrament Church (n.d.), LaCrosse, Wisconsin.[13:31]

Seminary Building (n.d.), Saint Columban Society, Silver Creek, New York.[13:35] EnglTudor

Proposed Creighton University Library (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:36]

Proposed Medical School Building (n.d.), Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:37]

Proposed Student Union Building (n.d.), Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:37]

Design for Cathedral High School (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:38]

Nurses Home (n.d.), Council Bluffs, Iowa.[13:47]

Design for addition (n.d.), St. Catherine’s Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:48]

Entrance Pylon (n.d.), AK-SAR-BEN Track and Exposition Grounds, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:52]

Study for the AK-SAR-BEN Grand Stand (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:52]

Live Stock Barns (n.d.), AK-SAR-BEN, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:52]

Study for Civic Center Plan (n.d.), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:54]

Administration Building (n.d.), Boys Town, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:58-59]

Auditorium (n.d.) Boys Town, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:62] exterior sculpture by Lee Lawrie

Trade School Building (n.d.), Boys Town, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:64-65]

Visitors’ Cottage (n.d.), Boys Town, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:66]

Dairy Barns (n.d.), Boys Town, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:70]

Boiler House (n.d.), Boys Town, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:71]

Design for St. Joseph’s School (ca. 1948), Des Moines, Iowa.[13:39]

Design for St. Mary’s School and Convent (ca. 1948), Bellevue, Nebraska.[13:39]

Design for Dairy Industry Buildings (ca. 1948), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.[13:39]

Design for St. Bernard’s School (ca. 1948), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:41]

Study for a new Parish group (ca. 1948), Columbus, Nebraska.[13:43]

Proposed Additions (ca. 1948), Methodist Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.[13:45]

Veteran’s Hospital (ca. 1948), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:46] with Ellerbe & Company

Proposed Veteran’s Hospital (ca. 1948), Iowa City, Iowa.[13:46] with Ellerbe & Company

St. Catherine’s Hospital, (1948-1949), Omaha, Nebraska.[a]

West Point Memorial Hospital, (1948-1949), West Point, Nebraska.[13:47][a]

Clarkson Hospital (1949), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

St. Ann’s School and Convent (1950), 2247 Poppleton, Omaha, Nebraska.[15]

Storz Brewery, (1948-1950), Omaha, Nebraska.[11][16]

Rice University Engineering, (1950), Houston, Texas.[11]

Guarantee Mutual Life Headquarters (1950), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Cameron Iron Works, (1950-1955), Houston, Texas.[11]

Duchesne College Dormitory (1951), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Alliance Bank, (1951-1952), Alliance, Nebraska.[b]

Laundry and Heating Plant Building for Sisters of Mercy, (1951-1952), Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

Father Flanagan's Boys Home (1951), Boys Town, Omaha, Nebraska.[12][e]

Boys Town Hall Building (1952), Boys Town, Nebraska.[1]

WOW Radio and Television Building and Studios (1952), Omaha, Nebraska.[13:20][16]

Hastings State Hospital, (1952-1953), Hastings, Nebraska.[b]

Union Carbide Dock Facilities, (1953), Seadrift, Texas.[11]

Hughes Tool Company (1953), Houston, Texas.[11]

Fremont Telephone Building (1953-1954), Fremont, Nebraska.[b]

Clarkson Memorial Hospital (1953-1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[11][b]

Buildings at the Atomic Energy Plant (1953), Portsmouth, Ohio.[12][e]

Immanuel Hospital Additions (1954-1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

St. Michael’s Church (1954-1955), South Sioux City, Nebraska.[b]

Westside High School District 66 (1954), Omaha, Nebraska.[11][16]

Pope Pius XII Memorial Library (1954-1959), St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.[12][12][e]

Omaha Civic Auditorium (1953-1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[12][18][13:54-55][16][e]

Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital (1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[12][e]

Eppley Aitfield (1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Telephone Company Administration Building (1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

Sunset Hills School (1955), Omaha, Nebraska.[b]

School for the Blind Dormitory (1955), Nebraska City, Nebraska.[b]

SAC Memorial Chapel (1956), Lincoln Highway, Offutt Air Force Base. (SY04-029)

Ak-Sar-Ben Complex (1956), Omaha, Nebraska.[11][16]

Strategic Air Command Control Center (1956), Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska.[12][12][e] (SY04-116)

Strategic Air Command Memorial Chapel (1956), Lincoln Highway, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Nebraska.[e] (SY04-029)

Strategic Air Command Headquarters & Command Center (1957-1959), SAC Blvd, Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, Nebraska.[16](SY04-109)

Administration Building (1957), Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Omaha, Nebraska.[12][e]

Safeway Distribution Center (1957), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Sunset Hills School (1958), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Walter and Ruby Behlen House (1958-1959), 2555 Pershing Road, Columbus, Nebraska.[3][5][c] (PT01-538). NRHP form and photos

Crossroads Shopping Center, 72nd & Dodge, Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Houston Intercontinental, George W. Bush Airport (1960-2004),[11]

Norfolk Daily News Plant (1961), Norfolk, Nebraska.[16]

Astrodome Engineering (1961-1966), Houston, Texas.[11]

Archbishop Bergan Mercy Hospital (1961-1968), Omaha, Nebraska.[12][d][e]

Butter-Nut Coffee Plant, Butter-Nut Foods Company (1961), Los Angeles, California.[12][e]

Air Force Plant No. 77 (1961), Minuteman Assembly Operations, Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah.[12][e]

USS Arizona Memorial Pearl Harbor Structural Engineering (1962). [11]

Swanson Professional Building (1962), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Cathedral of the Risen Christ (1963), Lincoln, Nebraska.[11][16]

Northwest Bell Telephone Co. Building Addition (1964), Omaha, Nebraska.[12][d]

Harry A. Burke High School (1964-1967), Omaha, Nebraska.[12][16][d]

USA Embassy assignments (1965), India and Pakistan.[11]

Woodmen of the World Tower (1965-1973), Omaha, Nebraska.[11][12][16][18][e]

Midwest United Life Insurance Company Building (1965), Ft. Wayne, Indiana.[12][e]

Gross Conference Center (1965), College of St. Mary's, Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Southroads Shopping Center (1966), Omaha, Nebraska.[12][d]

Mutual of Omaha (1966), Miami, Florida, [11]

Women's Physical Education Building (1966), University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus, Lincoln, Nebraska.[16]

Federal Office Building and Courthouse (1967-1974), O & Centennial Mall North, Lincoln, Nebraska.[4][16]

California Chamber of Commerce Building (1967), Sacramento, California.[12][e]

J.C. Penney Company Westroads Store (1967), Omaha, Nebraska.[12][d]

Children’s Hospital, National Medical Center (1968-1977), Washington, D.C.[2][11]

NASA Facilities, (1968-1998), Houston, Texas.[11]

Habib Bank (1969), Karachi, Pakistan.[12][e]

Westinghouse Electric Co. Manufacturing Facilities (1970-1985), Round Rock, Texas.[11]

Boys Town Fire Station (1970), Boys Town [1]

Nebraska Savings & Loan Headquarters - American Charter Building (1969-1970), Omaha, Nebraska.[11][16]

Henry Doorly Zoo (1971), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Restoration (1972), Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Omaha-Douglas Civic Center (1974), Omaha.[4]

Valmont Industries (1974), Valley, Nebraska.[16]

Boys Town Center (1975), Boys Town [1]

Nebraska State Penal Complex (1975-1977), Lincoln, Nebraska.[2][16] in assoc w/ Curtis & Davis

Al Jubail Petrochemical Headquarters Facility/KEMYA (1975), Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia.[11]

Organization of American States Headquarters (1976), Washington, D.C.[11]

Northwestern Bell Headquarters (1976), Omaha, Nebraska.[11][16]

Brandeis Store (before 1977), Gateway Shopping Center, Lincoln (fast-tracked with Olson Construction).[2]

Cat Complex, Henry Doorly Zoo (1977), Omaha.[2]

Learning Resource Center (1977), Creighton University, Omaha.[2]

Institute for Speech and Hearing Disorders (1977), Boys Town, Omaha.[2]

St. Joseph’s Hospital (1977), Creighton University, Omaha.[2]

College of Nursing (1977), Creighton University, Omaha.[2]

Southeast Community College (1977), Lincoln, Nebraska.[2]

Boys Town Research & Development Center, (1977), Omaha.[2]

Two cities and governmental complexes (1977), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (with U.S. Corps of Engineers).[2]

Northwestern Bell Telephone Company Headquarters (1976-1977), Omaha.[2][16]

John Deere Office and Manufacturing Complex (1977), Waterloo, Iowa.[2]

Mutual/United of Omaha, Underground Expansion (1977), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Central Park Plaza Office Towers (1978), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

St. Leo's Church (1979), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Lockeed (1979), Sunnyvale, California.[11]

Internorth, Inc. Energy Labs (1980), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Renovation (1981), Old Main, Dana College, Blair, Nebraska.[16]

Cornhusker Square Hotel (1982), Lincoln, Nebraska.[16]

Clinic Building (1983), University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa.[16]

ParkFair Downtown Shopping Mall (1984), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]

Joslyn Art Museum Restoration and Sculpture Garden (1985), Omaha, Nebraska.[16]


This period is the era of leadership by Leo Anthony Daly, III, Architect.

El Cortez Hoten & Casino Tower Expansion and Renovation (1981), Las Vegas, Nevada.[11]

Citibank (1982), Seoul, Korea.[11]

1500 CityWest Building (1982), Houston, Texas.[11]

Jordan Armed Forces Command & Staff College (1982), Jordan.[11]

Hay Adams Hotel renovation (1983), Washington, D.C.[11]

Los Angeles Convention Center Program Management (1986), Los Angeles, California.[11]

Ciba Vision Corporate Campus (1987), Atlanta, Georgia.[11]

Southwest Airlines Headquarters (1988), Love Field, Dallas, Texas.[11]

Arizona State University, Ross Blakely Law Library (1990), Tempe, Arizona.[11]

North Houston USPS Mail Processing Center (1992), Houston, Texas.[11]

ZADCO-GASCO Headquarters (1993), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[11]

Reed Arena (1993), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.[11]

DART General Engineering (1994), Dallas, Texas.[11]

Strategic Air Command Museum (1995), Ashland, Nebraska.[11]

The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center (1997), Washington, D.C.[11]

Lied Transplant Center (1997), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska.[11]

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, (1998), Houston, Texas.[11]

First National Tower (2002), Omaha, Nebraska.[11]

Reliant Stadium (2002), Houston, Texas.[11]

National Weather Station Facilities (2003), University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.[11]

Vin Chen Cyber Tower (2004), Shanghi, China.[11]

White Pond Resort and Training Center (2005). Hot Spring Spa, Baiyangdian, China.[11]

Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital (2006), Omaha, Nebraska.[11]

1899 Pennsylvania Avenue (2006), Washington, D.C.[11]

State Brothers New Distribution Center (2007), San Bernadino, California.[11]

Honors & Awards

1955: The Modern Hospital of the Year Plan award, Bishop Clarkson Memorial Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.[12]

1958: Certificate of Award, Nebraska Chapter, AIA, 1958, Willa Cather Branch, Omaha Public Library, Omaha, Nebraska.[12]

1958: 1st Award, New Office of the Year, Office Management Magazine, Guarantee Mutual Life Co., Omaha, Nebraska.[12]

1959: Certificate of Award, Nebraska Chapter, AIA, Westgate Elementary School, District 66.[12]

1961: Certificate of Award, Nebraska Chapter, AIA, 1st National Bank of the Black Hills, Rapid City, South Dakota.[12]

1961: Certificate of Award, Nebraska Chapter, AIA, Leo A. Daly Company Building, Omaha, Nebraska. [12]

1961: Certificate of Award, Nebraska Chapter, AIA, Boys Town Orientation Center, Omaha, Nebraska.[12]


a. Sam Favara (1923-1971), Architect, Omaha, Nebraska, architectural draftsman on project, for Leo A. Daly Company. Samuel P. Walker, Architect, Project manager for Leo A. Daly Company. See application of Sam Favara for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, April 29, 1957. Nebraska State Historical Society, RG081 SG2.

b. Sam Favara (1923-1971), Architect, Omaha, Nebraska, architect in charge of architectural working drawings, for Leo A. Daly Company; Don Eugene Roman (1913-____), Architect, project manager for Leo A. Daly Company. See application of Sam Favara for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, April 29, 1957. Nebraska State Historical Society, RG081 SG2.

c. Designed by Jack Savage, vice president of design, Leo A. Daly Company. This was in collaboration with Walter D. Behlen.

d. The buildings were designed by John Carroll Broderick.[12]

e. These were designed by Leo A. Daly, Jr.


1. Langin, Dan, Duane Noecker, Dave Hsiung, Ellen Balm, and Jill York O’Bright, “Father Flanagan’s Boys Home,” National Register of Historic Places, Inventory-Nomination Form (Omaha: National Park Service, July 30, 1984).

2. “Alumni Active at Daly Co.,” Alumni News (College of Architecture) #7 (Spring 1977), 2.

3. David Sadler, “Advanced Materials, Design,” Sunday World-Herald (March 15, 1959), 1F.

4. Oliver B. Pollak, Nebraska Courthouses: Contention, Compromise, and Community [Images of America Series] (Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2002), 114,125. [725.1.P771n]

5. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

6. “Architectural award to Daly” Lincoln Star, October 23, 1977, 4B.

7. “History 1910-1960, Milestones”, Leo A Daly website, accessed July 25, 2012, http://www.leoadaly.com/company.aspx?wpage=company&loc=History&sec=1920 (ff.)

8. “Leo Daly, Omaha Architect is Dead” Lincoln Star, August 7, 1952, 7.

9. “Leo Daly, Sr. Architect, Dies”, Omaha World Herald, August 6, 1952, 28.

10. “Recognition” Leo A Daly website, accessed July 25, 2012, www.leoadaly.com/images/pdfs/company_Background.pdf

11. “Timeline of Practice,” Leo A. Daly Company website, accessed July 25, 2012, www.leoadaly.com/images/pdfs/tlweb.pdf

12. The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects, s.v. “Leo Anthony Daly (1917-1981),” (ahd1009849), http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki (accessed April 4, 2010).

13. Leo A. Daly Company. A Representative Showing of the Work of Leo A. Daly Company. (St. Louis and Omaha: Leo A. Day Company, n.d. [ca. 1948]).

14. Application of Leo A. Daly, Sr., for Registration to Practice Professional Engineering and Architecture, Nebraska State Board of Examiners for Professional Engineers and Architects, August 16, 1938. Nebraska State Historical Society RG081 SG2.

15. St. Ann's New Church and Rectory: A Day of Dedication, December 15, 1957, 7.

16. "Leo A. Daly: Est. 1915," Sunday World-Herald (August 18, 1985): 13-S.

17. Leo A. Daly Company, Architects’ Roster Questionnaire, 1946, The American Institute of Architects Archives, The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects, s.v. “Leo A. Daly Company - Partnership,” (ahd4001285), http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki (accessed August 25, 2016).

18. “Daly Left Mark Worldwide,” Omaha World Herald (June 17, 1981), 4.

19. The AIA Historical Directory of American Architects, s.v. “Daly, William T.," (ahd1009857), http://public.aia.org/sites/hdoaa/wiki (accessed August 25, 2016).

20. “2012 AIA Design Awards,” Omaha World-Herald Special Section (October 7, 2012), 5S.

Page Citation

Alan Eastman and D. Murphy, “Leo A. Daly Company, Architects,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, August 25, 2016. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, August 15, 2022.

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