Our firm breaks down the barriers between disciplines, drawing upon the expertise of the different teams—engineers, landscape architects, interior designers, planners—to find the best answers for each project. At every level, we’ve eliminated the traditional barriers to encourage collaboration and the flow of ideas. Every voice is heard. All input is valued. The focus is on the “we” not the “me” as we work with our clients and communities to develop projects that work better for people.
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.
Our Design Values
Focus on the Future.
We believe we have a responsibility to leave the world better than we found it. All of our projects are designed to have a positive and enduring environmental, economic and social impact.
Collaborate for Greatness.
We believe that the best ideas and outcomes come from working together as a truly integrated team. That’s why we emphasize collaboration and coordination in all that we do.
Always Be Innovating.
LPA is committed to pushing boundaries, embracing new ideas and challenging the status quo. We’re always looking for new ways to innovate and problem solve.
Do More with Less.
Sustainability isn’t just about the environment—it’s also about efficiency. Our goal is to produce high-performance projects that deliver greater value at lower cost and with less resources.
Be a Better Partner.
We aren’t just passionate about design. We’re passionate about our clients. We go above and beyond to listen, resolve challenges and deliver on our promises.