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LPA, Inc.

1801 N. Lamar, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 4698995100
Website: www.lpadesignstudios.com




Firm Description

LPA is a fully-integrated firm of architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects, all working as one team. We design innovative environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives.

LPA is a different type of design firm. Founded in 1965, with offices throughout California and Texas, we have a nationwide reputation for innovation and sustainable design, including one of the largest portfolios of LEED Platinum and Gold-certified projects in the country.

Rather than dividing the company by disciplines, the firm is structured into flexible work teams. Each team is led by a principal and a project manager, allowing us to address problems holistically and bring expert voices to every discussion. Our work also crosses sector boundaries, reflecting decades of experience developing inspiring and efficient education, civic, healthcare, landscape, sports, entertainment, mixed use and office projects.

On a fundamental level, we tackle projects differently than other firms. Our approach emphasizes collaboration, communication and research to find the best answers for our clients. We never settle for the status quo. We don’t use templates. We believe a research-driven approach results in environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives.

Better Process, Better Results

Our core process is based on developing a deeper understanding of the needs and goals of all stakeholders. We don’t push an agenda or bring templates to the discussion. We sit at the table as a facilitator, not a lecturer. Engagement is not a formality or a burden—it is the foundation of our designing process.

We believe a better process starts with a focus on the user experience, looking for that extra efficiency and the elements that will excite people and create a special place. As the design evolves, we emphasize research and exploration, targeting clearly-defined goals.

For us, a better process is about giving clients relevant information and allowing data-based discussions to inform every element of the design.



Services

Architecture, BIM, Building Permit/ Plan Review, Commissioning, Cost Estimating, Design, Facilities Management, Graphic + Environmental Design, Green Plan Review, Historic Preservation, Interior Design, Master Planning, Programming, Project / Program Management, Rendering / Delineation, Site Analysis/ Site Evaluating and Planning, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Way Finding, Zoning Process Assistance


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Education

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This LEED Gold Student Recreation Center at California State University, Northridge, is a three story 123,000-square-foot facility funded entirely by student fees. The facility includes a three-court gymnasium, a multi-activity court, a 46-foot-high rock-climbing wall, running track, racquetball courts, weight and fitness areas, and several multi-purpose studios for aerobics, martial arts and dance. Additionally, the project includes a recreational aquatics area and a 130,000-square-foot illuminated synthetic turf field for outdoor recreational activities. CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center
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fifth grade spaces to accommodate 21st century learning. With an innovative
environment that reflects the leading edge of educational design and
technology, students will prepare to make enduring contributions to society.
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a gymnasium, a library and multipurpose building, a music building and a
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With a focus on fostering an appreciation for visual and performing arts,
Cumberland Academy serves ninth and 10th graders in the eastern Texas town
of Tyler. Flexibility, access, collaboration and engagement informed design
decisions for the school. The result of an extensive planning process, spaces
are flexible, resources are easily accessible and student-owned zones support
engagement. Cumberland Academy
Pleasanton Elementary School is a new campus serving 1,200 students ranging
from second to fifth grade. To solve the challenge of traffic congestion at the
school and neighboring areas, designers integrated as much vehicle stacking
on the campus as possible, while maintaining visibility of the campus. Buildings
are organized to preserve and celebrate large live oak trees—a beloved, natural
feature of the community. Pleasanton Elementary School
The dramatic, three-year transformation at East Central High School included
the replacement of 16 existing, 40-year-old, permanent structures and 14
temporary structures with a new two-story Academic Building and major
additions/renovations to the Cafeteria and Gyms. Goals for the campus
included accommodating 3,000 students and providing an enriched
atmosphere of learning spaces, both on the interior and exterior East Central High School
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new three-story, 86,300-square-foot building houses science laboratories, an
astronomy deck, computer labs, classrooms and faculty offices. Perforated
screens and awnings control solar heat gain, while allowing views out from the
interior spaces. Northwest Vista College - Live Oak Hall