Midwest Contractor

Dedicated to the people who make our built environment better and safer. We tell your stories and celebrate your successes.

Register with us and receive industry news and content only available to subscribers.


Indianapolis, IN, USA (HQ)

903 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Call: (317) 423-2325


LEO A DALY Selected to Design Athletic Facilities Upgrades at Peru State College

PERU, NE — LEO A DALY has been selected to design upgrades that will elevate athletics and recreation programs at Peru State College. LEO A DALY is leading architectural, civil, interior, structural, and fire protection design services. Confluence is providing landscape architecture services, and Advanced Engineering Systems is providing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing design services. Sampson Construction is the construction manager.

Upgrades, now in design, include five new buildings, which will house practice fields for a variety of sports, including softball, baseball, and football. New gymnasia will add two courts for sports such as basketball and volleyball. This project will also add a new weight room, golf simulators, athletic treatment and training, locker rooms, and a nutrition bar. Spectators will enjoy access to new concessions and public restrooms.

The design phase follows a year-long planning phase, during which LEO A DALY led stakeholder outreach with students, faculty, and administration, to identify high-value opportunities to enhance campus recreation and team sports. At a cost of $14.6 million, this investment represents the school’s largest construction project in 155 years.

After surveying students and hosting more than a dozen charrettes, LEO A DALY led development of a formal Program Statement, which details the design and functional requirements for PSC’s new facilities. The Program Statement has helped the school secure $10.6 million in funding from the state government and college fund dedicated to construction projects.

Known as Project ROAR (Renewed Opportunities for Activity and Recreation), these campus enhancements will relieve over-booked spaces in the existing Al Wheeler Activity Center. Despite challenging and hilly topography near the Missouri River, the design will blend with PSC’s Thousand Oaks Arboretum campus, adding sidewalk and shade trees. Paved entry plazas will welcome visitors to the new buildings. Parking lots and access roads to playing fields will also be upgraded and adorned with branding elements that assist in wayfinding.

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
Your local LeeBoy dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery

A new, 6,300-square-foot indoor practice dome for baseball and softball will modernize athlete experiences while accommodating practice in any weather. Support buildings will house lockers, athletic training, and office and conference space for coaches. The largest building, an 80,000-square-foot air-supported structure, will expand access for everyone on campus to advanced fitness and recreation opportunities. The extensive planning process prior to design led to features and programming tailored to the needs of athletes and non-athletes alike.

“Whether students and faculty want to participate in morning yoga, collegiate sports, or intramurals, they will enjoy experiences designed to address whole-person physical wellbeing,” said LEO A DALY Project Manager Erin Froschheiser.

Established in 1915, Leo A Daly is an international architecture, planning, engineering, interior design, and program management firm. The company's portfolio includes projects in 87 countries, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The firm currently employs approximately 800 architects, planners, engineers, and interior designers in 30 offices worldwide.

Your local Manitou dealer
Star Equipment LTD
Your local Manitou dealer
Star Equipment LTD