Developing the Blueprint

Jesus Fondevila joins LEO A DALY Architects

By Cecily Quintana
Published on LatinoLA: October 7, 2002

Developing the Blueprint

Jesus Fondevila, who was recently named "Philanthropist of the Year" by the Latin Business Association, has recently joined internationally renowned architecture firm LEO A DALY as Vice President and Managing Principal of the Los Angeles office. The firm has 15 offices worldwide and employs over 800 people, with projects in over 50 countries and in all 50 states. Notably, LEO A DALY served as the Executive Architect of The Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Downtown Los Angeles.

Fondevila received his degree in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. An active member of the community, Mr. Fondevila is a dynamic individual who merges experience in the corporate arena with community activism. Fondevila has served on the Advisory Board for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles? Youth Employment Program, actively employing young participants in architecture firms throughout the city. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and was the founder of the organization?s six-year ?Business Buddies? program, providing business mentoring to the youth of Los Angeles.

Fondevila will direct all business and quality of service activities for projects. He will also work with Alex Ward, AIA, the office?s Director of Design to champion LEO A DALY as a preeminent design firm.

Since 1978, Fondevila has managed the design of numerous highly complex projects. Among these are the seismic retrofitting of both Kerkhoff Hall at the University of California Los Angeles and the Bovard Administration Building at the University of Southern California. Fondevila also managed the design of the Kaiser Permanente Data/Control Center in Corona, a high-tech, state-of-the-art, base-isolated structure.

?I look forward to assuming such an integral position at LEO A DALY,? states Fondevila. ?Serving as Vice President, Managing Principal will afford me a wonderful opportunity to develop a blueprint for the ?big picture? behind each and every project. I will work closely with all personnel to achieve this end, and intend to build upon the outstanding track record established by the firm under previous leadership."

For further information on Jesus Fondevila or LEO A DALY please visit their website at

About Cecily Quintana:
Cecily Quintana is an account executive for Christine Anderson and Associates. Cecily's expertise includes media relations and feature writing, focusing on architecture, art and design.

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