LPA is a multi-discipline firm focused on collaboration, inclusion and an integrated design process that connects building performance and design excellence. Our success and influence on the industry reflects a culture that emphasizes diversity, education and promoting young talent, including CEO Wendy Rogers, who took over the role in 2017 after 30 years with the firm, starting as an intern.

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.

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A Research-Driven Approach

LPA is one of the only design firms in the country with an in-house research team, LPAred, focused on developing data to help our clients make informed decisions. For all our projects, we draw on research to shape the design and maximize the economic, environmental and social value.

Research allows us to challenge assumptions, refine our problem-solving and deepen engagement. After the job is done, we study how our projects operate, looking for new efficiencies and lessons to help us create facilities that stand the test of time.

Leading the Sustainable Discussion

For us, sustainability is not a LEED checklist or a regulatory requirement. It informs everything we do. We create high-performance, environmentally-conscious projects that deliver greater value at lower cost, improve efficiency, and reduce operational and maintenance costs for our clients.

We take a broad definition of sustainability, including health and well-being as vital components of any facility. We understand the deeper connection between the environment and quality of life. And we recognize a truly sustainable building is flexible and adaptable enough to survive the test of time.

A Proven Track Record

All our work tells a consistent story. Our open, inclusive process has created places that excite, captivate and bring people together.

We are proud of the relationships we’ve developed over the years. And we remain passionate about exploring new partnerships and new ideas to create buildings and places that are ecologically restorative and resilient. Places that benefit the environment, improve the bottom line and remain a vital part of the community for generations.