LEO A DALY Hires Michael Debernard
By LEO A DALY, 12 Sep 2006
International architecture, planning, engineering and interior design firm LEO A DALY is pleased to announce the addition of Michael DeBernard, AIA, as the company's corporate international director. In this capacity, DeBernard will lead the strategic planning and business development of LEO A DALY's international practice.
DeBernard brings more than 30 years of experience in the management and design of large transportation, institutional and commercial projects for clients throughout the world. His expertise is in the areas of strategic planning and business development, project management, and large public projects.
DeBernard has worked for several high-profile firms such as NBBJ, HOK, and DMJM in a number of senior leadership roles, including director of operations for NBBJ's Aviation and Transportation Practice, director of operations for HOK Aviation and director of operations for DMJM's Architectural Practice. His distinguished achievements include working as principal-in-charge and project manager for the $300 million Moscow City Transport Terminal Project, and as deputy manager for the new $950-million American Airlines Terminal at JFK International Airport.
"We are extremely pleased to bring Michael DeBernard on board," said Leo A. Daly III, FAIA, RIBA, RAIA, president and chairman of LEO A DALY. "He brings with him a wealth of experience and an understanding of international issues that makes him ideally suited to expanding our international operations."
DeBernard holds a Master of Architecture degree with a specialization in urban design and a bachelor's degree in architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He also is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has served on the Washington (D.C.) Building Congress' Board of Governors.
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