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LPA University: The Benefits of Designing for Acoustics

Posted by Carina Calhoun on Fri, Mar 20, 2015

LPA+U (LPA University) is dedicated to providing cutting-edge research pertaining to sustainable design to LPA staff, affiliated professionals and our clients.

To bring education to the forefront of our efforts, LPA continues LPA+U webinar series next week with a presentation you don’t want to miss.

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Topics: educational design, LPA University, Interior Design, Corporate Facilities Designers, Acoustical Design

Taking Environmental Leadership to the Next Level

Posted by Kevin Sullivan on Fri, Mar 13, 2015

This past weekend, LPA not only talked the talk of environmental stewardship but walked the walk. Tree plantings were held in Irvine, Sacramento and San Diego to commemorate LPA’s 50th anniversary. Fifty trees were planted in each location with their partnering organization to celebrate California Arbor Week and provide much needed forestation to the communities.

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Topics: LPA Roseville, Landscape Architecture, Dan Heinfeld, LPA San Diego, Kevin Sullivan, Tree Planting Project, LPA Irvine

Two K-12 School Designs Take Away Awards

Posted by Carina Calhoun on Thu, Mar 05, 2015

The Coalition for Adequate School Housing (CASH) and the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) recently announced LPA-designed e3 Civic High School and San Marcos High School has the distinction of receiving honor awards.
The awards were announced at a ceremony during the 2015 CASH/AIACC Leroy F. Greene Design and Planning Awards Program in Sacramento, California last week.
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Topics: K-12 School Design, K-12 School Architecture, sustainble design, Coalition for Adequate School Housing, E3 Civic High, Wendy Rogers, San Marcos High School

LPA Principal Spotlight: Kevin Sullivan

Posted by Carina Calhoun on Thu, Feb 19, 2015

As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design.

Kevin Sullivan, ASLA / LEED AP BD+C

Principal

Roseville

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Topics: LPA Roseville, Landscape Architecture, Integrated Sustainable Design, LPA 50, Tree Planting Project

Out with the Old, In with the New

Posted by Carina Calhoun on Thu, Feb 12, 2015

By Guest Blogger Jim Oppelt

San Antonio Christian Schools (SACS), the first Protestant School in San Antonio to be fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, serves more than 1,150 K-12 students. In 1998, Mark Oppelt, AIA, LEED AP, designed the original 40-acre campus, which was designed for 700 students on the Redland Road campus. The school purchased an adjacent property, which housed a 12,000-square-foot metal warehouse building, from its previous owners in 2007. For years, it remained unaltered and seldom used.

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Topics: K-12 School Design, LPA San Antonio, sustainble design, school renovation and modernization projects

LPA University: A Case Study in Seismic Retrofitting

Posted by Carina Calhoun on Thu, Feb 05, 2015

Did you know more than 1,000 concrete buildings in Los Angeles alone are at risk of suffering major damage or collapsing in a big earthquake? Could your building be at risk? 

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Topics: Seismic Retrofit, educational design, LPA University, structural engineer, LPA Architect, Arboretum at Christ Cathedral, LPA 50

LPA Principal Spotlight: Mickey Conrad

Posted by Carina Calhoun on Thu, Jan 29, 2015

As part of our 50-year anniversary, we'll meet with each of the firm Principals and get their take on LPA, current projects and of course, sustainable design.

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Topics: LPA San Antonio, sustainble design, LPA Expansion, LPA 50, Mickey Conrad

Celebrating 50 Years: LPA by the Decades

Posted by Dan Heinfeld on Thu, Jan 15, 2015

This year, LPA celebrates 50 years of design excellence. To commemorate the milestone, we're looking back at our history through the decades to see our evolution.

1965

In 1965 Leason Pomeroy opened an architectural practice. LPA Inc. was founded in Orange, California, where Pomeroy was born and raised. As with most young firms, the projects were local and small such as the Orange YMCA and renovations on buildings in and around where the office was located in Old Towne Orange.

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Topics: LPA Roseville, LPA Healthcare, LPA San Antonio, Orange County Architecture, sustainble design, Dan Heinfeld, AIA Design Awards, Integrated Design, LPA San Jose

A Bold Step for Mass Transit and Sustainable Design

Posted by Albert Lam on Thu, Jan 08, 2015

Compared to many other areas around the world, it seems rare when Southern California unveils exciting and striking urban design. It's also less common that we advance our transportation infrastructure (though the past few years have seen greater leaps in that category). But last month saw an instance of both with the opening of the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Stormwater Management, Albert Lam, Sustainable Design, Civic Architecture, Sustainable Urban Design, Photovoltaic Panels, Urban Design, reduce water consumption

A Look Back: 2014 Standout Moments

Posted by Carina Calhoun on Thu, Dec 18, 2014

For the past five years, we have continued the tradition of highlighting our standout moments for the year. During these final weeks of 2014, we look back at a year filled with award-winning design, out-of-state endeavors, collaborative accomplishments and career advancements.

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Topics: LPA Healthcare, LPA San Antonio, Orange County Architecture, AIA Fellowship, Sustainable Design, Dan Heinfeld, Wendy Rogers, San Marcos High School

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