New Honors

LPA recently received the Interior Architecture Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) for the design of the Edwards Lifesciences Starr Atrium in Irvine, California. The design awards honor a broad range of innovative projects; 20 recipients were honored from more than 250 entries. The Starr Atrium is a 25,000-square-foot multifunctional gathering space that provides a dramatic new entry to the corporate campus and incorporates innovative sustainable elements in its LEED Platinum design.

LPA President Dan Heinfeld is the recipient of the 2018 President's Award from the AIA Orange County chapter (AIAOC) in recognition of his contributions to the community and leadership in sustainability. Heinfeld joins a group of more than 25 honorees including architects, corporate leaders, engineers, photographers and environmentalists since the award's inception in 1993.

Additionally, LPA took away five awards at this year's AIAOC Awards program held in September.

The President's Award is a great honor I'd like to share with the amazing and talented people at LPA who have created a unique integrated design firm built on collaboration and a shared design experience.

The retrofit of the 1960s Christ Cathedral Arboretum and Tower of Hope in Garden Grove, California was recently honored with a renovation award from Faith and Form magazine, as part of the publication's Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards program. LPA designers worked with the Diocese of Orange to update and restore the iconic buildings, preserving the classic work of architect Richard Neutra.

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