Ruilding: From Omaha to to Brazil


Even by going standards in executive suites, the sweeping, 56-ft-long room in Omaha is something special. It has marble floors, Hawaiian wood panels, French stained glass, Japanese carvings, Indian temple bells, a lavatory with walls of kangaroo hide and an abstract painting in the elevator. Leo Daly Jr. uses it to impress potential clients with the versatility of his firm. Leo Daly Co., the midwest's biggest and the nations third largest firm of engineer-architects. "My specialty," says Daly, 46, "is in not specializing.

Daly's firm has just landed a prestive contract to supervise a huge construction project in Latin...

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