LPA Ranks #11 in the National Green Firms List

Engineering News-Record has recently come out with its list of Top 100 Green Design Firms, based on design revenue from registered sustainable projects, and LPA has clocked in nicely at #11, placing it among much larger firms like HOK, Gensler, Perkins+Will, and many others.

This is certainly a great testament to LPA's commitment to green design and its adamancy toward executing this mission. According to the article, the Top 100 generated nearly $3 billion in revenue last year, a nearly 64 percent increase from the year before. Certainly the sustainable market has grown as awareness of our increasingly fragile environment has grown, but it's pretty neat to see that a primarily California-based firm like LPA has been able to match output with much larger and farther-reaching companies.

LEED Platinum design by LPATo me, this is further proof that LPA's commitment to sustainable design early in the company's history was a very wise and prescient decision, because our company could not have reached this point with only a recent change in design philosophy.

The overall revenue increase is also an optimistic sign for the green movement-it is slowly becoming less of a "movement" and more of a mainstream practice. While the design community as a whole can still accomplish much more, that we have come this far is a great sign. I look forward to the day sustainability evolves from simply the catchy trend to something people habitually practice without special emphasis, because incorporating such a mentality into our daily lives can only help our built environment. And I'm glad to be a part of a company that has historically promoted this mindset.  

50 of the Top 100 Green Design Firms

1 HOK, St. Louis, Mo.

2 URS Corp., San Francisco, Calif.

3 Perkins+Will, Chicago, Ill.

4 AECOM Technology Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.

5 HKS Inc., Dallas, Texas

6 Gensler, San Francisco, Calif.

7 HDR, Omaha, Neb.

8 Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP, Portland, Ore.

9 Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc., Raleigh, N.C.

10 Tetra Tech Inc., Pasadena, Calif.

11 LPA Inc., Irvine, Calif.

12 Perkins Eastman, New York, N.Y.

13 SmithGroup Inc., Detroit, Mich.

14 Callison, Seattle, Wash.

15 KlingStubbins, Philadelphia, Pa.

16 Corgan Associates Inc., Dallas, Texas

17 RMJM, New York, N.Y.

18 Anshen+Allen Architects, San Francisco, Calif.

19 RTKL Associates Inc., Baltimore, Md.

20 Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, Mo.

21 WSP USA, New York, N.Y.

22 Vanderweil Engineers, Boston, Mass.

23 Burt Hill, Washington, D.C.

24 Cannon Design, Grand Island, N.Y.

25 FXFOWLE, New York, N.Y.

26 Haskell, Jacksonville, Fla.

27 Hammel Green and Abrahamson Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.

28 BSA LifeStructures, Indianapolis, Ind.

29 Langan Eng'g and Environmental Services, Elmwood Park, N.J.

30 Michael Baker Corp., Moon Twp., Pa.

31 Payette, Boston, Mass.

32 Fentress Architects, Denver, Colo.

33 FKP Architects Inc., Houston, Texas

34 Gresham, Smith and Partners, Nashville, Tenn.

35 EwingCole, Philadelphia, Pa.

36 tvsdesign, Atlanta, Ga.

37 Paulus Sokolowski & Sartor LLC, Warren, N.J.

38 PageSoutherlandPage, Houston, Texas

39 HNTB Cos., Kansas City, Mo.

40 The S/L/A/M Collaborative, Glastonbury, Conn.

41 Environmental Systems Design Inc., Chicago, Ill.

42 M-E Engineers Inc., Wheat Ridge, Colo.

43 Cooper Carry Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

44 Kahler Slater Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.

45 TRO Jung|Brannen, Boston, Mass.

46 Dewberry, Fairfax, Va.

47 SSOE Inc., Toledo, Ohio

48 Flad Architects, Madison, Wis.

49 Sasaki Associates Inc., Watertown, Mass.

50 LS3P Associates Ltd., Charleston, S.C.