Leo A Daly appoints managing principal of LA

(LOS ANGELES – June 23, 2009)  LEO A DALY, an international architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark R. Griffith, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, as vice president and managing principal of its Los Angeles office. Griffith previously served as managing principal of the firm’s Las Vegas office.
Griffith has more than 28 years of experience in architectural and interior design, with a portfolio consisting of various types of projects including large scale mixed-use, civic, corporate/commercial, theme park, entertainment, convention spaces, retail establishments and high-tech manufacturing facilities.
While serving as LEO A DALY Las Vegas managing principal, he worked on several high-profile projects including the MGM Mirage Design Group’s City Center Vdara Condo Hotel Tower in Las Vegas. Additionally, Griffith established the office’s retail market sector with projects such as the East Village Mixed-use Development in Las Vegas, and strengthened the firm’s casino portfolio with projects including the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas and the Sky Ute Resort Hotel and Casino in Ignacio, Colo.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the Los Angeles office,” says Griffith. “I am really looking forward to collaborating with a team of talented, high-energy professionals as we continue to grow our portfolio in the commercial, aviation, government, education, healthcare and hospitality markets.”
Griffith obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from California State Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, Calif., and a Master of Business Administration from California State University in Fullerton, Calif. He belongs to the American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute and the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, among other associations. Griffith is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professional.

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