Interested in working at LPA? We’re always looking for talented people with a passion for vibrant and visionary sustainable design. Learn more about our strong collaborative culture and the opportunities we have available.
Life at LPA
Life at LPA is many things. Fun. Fast-Paced. Forward thinking. We’re always challenging ourselves. Exploring new horizons. Expanding what’s possible.
From the way we approach design to our emphasis on research and learning, we’re imaginative, rigorous and resourceful. It’s a seamless fusion of art and science, anchored by a deep commitment to service. In everything we do, our goal is to innovate, inspire and improve people’s lives.
LPA offers a uniquely creative and collaborative culture—one where architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and researchers work together in seamless synchronicity. Everyone on the team comes together across disciplines to share ideas and problem solve. The result is an open and energized work environment that transcends the traditional boundaries that get in the way of communication and innovation.
The LPA culture is also one of profound curiosity and passion for learning. In addition to the insights offered by our in-house research team, we provide a wide variety of opportunities for continuing education and ongoing career development, including training and product seminars, professional workshops, mentoring and in-house instructional programs.
LPA places a priority on diversity, wellness and work-life balance. We believe that when our employees are happy, everyone benefits—including our firm, our clients and the broader community. And we’re also committed to creating meaningful change outside the office. We have a long history of community involvement, outreach and charitable giving.
Summer Internship Programs
Our Summer Internship Programs typically runs from mid May – mid September, depending when students end and start the school year.
Our internships are paid.
Most interns work full time during the duration of their summer internship.
Some interns might want to extend out their internship to a co-op or work study, that is determined at the discretion of their manager.
Interns can expect to participate in the following activities during their internship:
Supporting project teams in tasks and duties pertaining to real time projects.
Weekly check-in calls with the Internship Program Team.
Weekly conversations with different members of leadership.
Interactive activity that has them engage with members across the firm and learn more about all design phases.
Exclusive Interact Event for graduating D1’s and Summer Interns typically held at the end of July.
Day long event that gathers new grads and interns to interact with each other and get exposed to professionals young in their careers and leadership.
During this event, we have project tours where our D1’s and Interns can see projects that our integrated design team has designed.
We have internships available in the following locations:
LPA believes that the best ideas and outcomes come from working together as a unified team. That’s why we emphasize collaboration in all that we do—with a fully-integrated practice that breaks down the boundaries between disciplines.
Architecture is the cornerstone of LPA. Our designers work together with other disciplines to create inspiring, sustainable buildings that complement the exterior environment and enhance the lives of their occupants.
Program Development and Site Planning
Architectural Building Design
Jurisdictional Approval Processing
Close collaboration between engineers and architects is integral to successful design. We facilitate that process with our in-house team of structural, mechanical, electrical, technology, plumbing and civil engineers.
Electrical Engineering, Lighting Design, Technology & Low-Voltage Systems
We provide a full range of interior design and space planning services. Our goal is to create inspiring, cost-effective interiors tailored to each client’s functional needs and aesthetic preferences.
Occupancy Studies/Test Fits
Corporate Image Branding
Programming & Space Planning
Furniture Selection/Specification Services
Furniture Management Services
Our landscape architects work in tandem with other designers and engineers to create innovative landscape designs that are functional, beautiful, environmentally friendly and easy to maintain.
Site & Environmental Analysis
Landscape & Irrigation Design
Outdoor Gathering Environments
Recreation Planning & Design
Post-Construction Maintenance Analysis
Our planning team boasts extensive experience in land use, site planning, master planning and facility needs assessments. Our services cover local regulations, as well as legal, financial and political factors.
Site Surveys & Facility Needs Assessments
Programming & Philosophy
Cost & Budget Estimating
Land Use Planning
Funding Source Scenarios & Scope Prioritization
LPA is headquartered in Irvine, with additional offices in Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, Dallas and San Antonio. Learn more about our California and Texas locations, including the work we’re doing and the opportunities available.
The LPA culture is one of collaboration, curiosity and creativity. We’re always learning. Always exploring. Always challenging ourselves to innovate and grow.
Collaborate for Greatness
At LPA, our work is shaped by talented designers who believe it's our responsibility to leave this world better than we found it.
We are seeking passionate professionals who share our dedication to design—and our belief in its ability to change lives and create a better future. We deeply value diversity, and that extends to the people we hire and the skills they exhibit.
We’re an equal opportunity employer and a participant in the e-Verify program. LPA offers competitive salaries and generous benefits, including health and dental insurance, retirement and financial plans, and wellness and other work/life programs. If you are interested in working with us full-time, part-time or as an intern, we invite you to apply.
Think you’re the right fit for our team? Get in touch today.