Interior Design Spotlight: Chris Lentz

As part of a continuing feature on this blog, we'll meet each of the firm's associates and get their take on LPA, architecture, and of course, sustainable design.

LPA Interior Designer Chris LentzCHRIS LENTZ, CID, LEED AP

Q. How long have you worked at LPA?

A. 23 Years.

Q. What do you love most about your job?

A. Personally, I thrive on being busy and solving challenges, whether it's for people, design or budgets. Never a dull moment!

Q. What does a day in the life of Chris Lentz look like?

A. Juggling multiple deadlines, trying to get prepared for meetings, hours in the car driving to meetings, working with other team members, e-mail, and reviewing the "communication" we produce for a multitude of clients, consultants and contractors.

Q. What project are you working on this minute? What does it entail?

Sustainable Interiors, Chino Hills City HallA. Reviewing signage shop drawings for the High Desert Government Center. Since the County of San Bernardino is reorganizing seven of the 13 departments moving into the building, we are going the extra mile to help them organize all of the information instead of dropping it on their new project manager's desk.

Q. What do you love most about sustainable design?

A. For LPA, we took such a big leap forward in the past several years that the industry is still trying to catch up. From a technical standpoint, my goal is to find as much time as possible to do more of the research and documentation required for LEED.

Sustainable design is more about the journey than arriving at one final, perfect solution. No one has all the answers but collectively we are a force to be reckoned with.

Chris Lentz is a senior interior designer who specializes in artful space planning, analysis of functional needs, and branding. She has worked on more than 100 projects, and is certified nationally through the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ).