OMAHA, Neb.—International architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm LEO A DALY announces an association with EGA Architects to further develop a national senior living facility design practice. The two firms agreed to an exclusive two-year agreement.
“We believe that the synergy between our two firms will provide added value to clients in the senior living market,” says LEO A DALY Senior Vice President John Whisler, PE, LEED AP. “Clients will be able to leverage EGA’s past success in this market, combined with LEO A DALY’s strengths in Healthcare and Hospitality projects.”
The senior living market is expected to grow substantially as the Baby Boomer generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) reach retirement age. According to the Federal Agency Forum on Aging Related Statistics, by 2030 approximately 20 percent of the people in the U.S. will be over the age of 65, a number twice as large as in 2000. The need for senior living facilities is anticipated to rise accordingly. Such facilities include independent living, assisted living, adult day care, nursing homes, continuing care retirement communities, Alzheimer’s care and active adult communities.
“We think our association with LEO A DALY will make perfect sense for clients, as many look to renew and reposition their senior living facilities,” says EGA Principal Charles Griffin, AIA. Our leadership in the senior housing market coupled with LEO A DALY’s extensive resources, experience and network of local offices will provide clients with the best available information as they plan for the future.”
LEO A DALY Miami Design Principal Kevin Donahue, AIA will serve as the liaison between the two firms. EGA Principal Charles Griffin, AIA, will serve as the EGA liaison.