Dallas E. Felder, Oza Bouchard and Christine Braunger. ©Gittings
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(HOUSTON – Feb. 8, 2012) International architecture, planning, engineering, interior design and program management firm LEO A DALY has added three new senior leaders to its Houston office team.
Oza Bouchard, Dallas E. Felder and Christine Braunger bring a history of close collaboration in securing and executing major award-winning commissions for higher education, corporate-commercial, and institutional clients worldwide.
Oza Bouchard, AIA, LEED AP joins LEO A DALY Houston as vice president and managing principal; Dallas E. Felder, AIA, LEED AP joins as vice president and director of design; and Christine Braunger joins as director of business development.
“This dynamic trio’s creativity, leadership experience and strong client relationships will be a perfect fit to help LEO A DALY leverage the firm’s strengths in the Texas market,” says Charles Dalluge, executive vice president.
They join Vincent Stasio, director of operations, and Wayne A. Pesek, finance manager, in leading LEO A DALY Houston’s seasoned team of architects, engineers and designers.
Bouchard, who brings 36 years of experience to his role, has led numerous multimillion-dollar planning and design projects for clients throughout the world, including the master planning of the $15 billion King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.
A noted expert and innovator in project delivery, Bouchard speaks regularly on the topics of integrated project delivery (IPD); improving the design-build process; and the development of client-focused architectural project management. Bouchard is a recognized leader in the project delivery focus of Building Information Modeling (BIM), receiving a national award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Bouchard earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects, Society of College and University Planning, Association of Physical Plant Administrators, and Construction Owners Association of America, as well as a certificate holder for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Felder brings 16 years of innovation and award-winning design leadership experience to LEO A DALY Houston. His portfolio includes a broad range of projects with a focus on corporate-commercial development and higher education projects, as well as varied cultural, civic and religious project types.
Most notably, Felder was lead designer for the LEED® Platinum KAUST academic campus and library in Saudi Arabia. Recognized as the largest sustainable project in the world, KAUST received national and international honors, including the 2010 AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Projects Award and a 2011 AIA-American Library Association (ALA) Library Buildings Award.
Other distinguished design commissions for Felder include the LEED® Platinum NASA Building 20 at Johnson Space Center; the LEED® Gold SYSCO Corporate Headquarters; the Christus St. Elizabeth Ambulatory Care Center; and a new performing arts center for the Lone Star College System.
Felder earned his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design and his Bachelor of Science degree with high honors from the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Texas Society of Architects and the Rice Design Alliance.
Braunger brings 20 years of national and international experience in the design and construction industry to her new role as LEO A DALY Houston’s director of business development. Through her career as a key strategist of federal and institutional projects, she is credited with acquiring multimillion-dollar contracts, resulting in billions of dollars in construction.
In her tenure developing strategic market sector-focused initiatives, Braunger has been responsible for advanced client identification strategies, management of acquired client relationship assets, and for broad-vision brand development and communications.
Braunger earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.