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What Does a Landscape Architect Do?

Posted by Andrew Wickham on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

I am often asked this question. Through the years, I’ve distilled my response down to something like: we design the outdoor built environment— public and private. However, that doesn’t quite tell the whole story. There is also habitat restoration, bio-remediation, and environmental studies that are all aspects of the profession that don’t necessarily involve “building” something. Now I have an easier answer: World Landscape Architecture Month (#WLAM2015).

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Topics: K-12 School Design, Healing Gardens, sustainble design, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Architects

5 Things to Consider When Renovating Performing Arts Centers

Posted by Kristen van Elden on Thu, Apr 09, 2015

Given the budget constraints being placed on academic facilities today, when an existing performance space is scheduled for a renovation on a campus it is an opportunity to demonstrate the value of the arts to students and for the extended community. Similar to public buildings in a city, a performing arts center on a campus reinforces the power of community. As a result, the facility itself needs to become a landmark on campus demonstrating the support of the arts.

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Topics: K-12 School Design, K-12 School Architecture, sustainble design, Acoustical Design, Performing Arts Centers

LPA Principal Spotlight: Wendy Rogers

Posted by Carina Calhoun on Thu, Apr 02, 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: K-12 School Design, sustainble design, Wendy Rogers, LPA 50

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

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