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Structural Engineering Highlights

LPA’s structural engineering team is nationally recognized for our ability to provide elegant, cost-effective solutions to the most challenging design problems. We have been honored by our peers with multiple structural engineering awards, including six national awards, the 2021 SEAOC New Construction Project of the Year in California and the 2023 SEAOC Seismic Retrofit Project of the Year in California. Our diverse portfolio includes projects ranging from the rehabilitation and retrofit of historic structures, to new recreation centers and cutting-edge biomedical research facilities.

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Re-evaluating Slab-on-Grade Construction in Expansive Soils: An Integrated Design Approach

A multidiscipline approach to ground floor structures can find solutions that lower up-front and long-term costs and manage risks from soil movement....

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LPA Adds John Hoenig to Lead Texas Structural Engineering Team

Integrated design firm hires industry veteran to guide structural design across civic, education, science and technology, healthcare and commercial projects....

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LPA Inc. Receives Honors for Cutting-Edge Structural Engineering Design

Projects by integrated design firm, LPA Inc., were recently recognized with two awards for structural engineering....

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Beyond Code

Designing for disasters is not simply about survival. Smart structural design can make recovery easier and extend the life of the building....

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On The Right Track

A cantilevered track lets runners get around Cal Poly’s new state-of-the-art recreation center....

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Seismic Performance 2.0

Performance-based design using dampers and base isolators offers a wide range of benefits, including risk reduction and enhanced resiliency. How do you determine what’s best...



21st Century Seismic Design Saves an Architectural Landmark

LPA Design Studios was an NCSEA Excellence in Structural Engineering Award Winner for the Performance-Based Retrofit of a Mid-Century Masterpiece...

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LPA Explores Use of Mass Timber for Office Construction

Integrated design team examined the challenges and opportunities of employing cross-laminated timber (CLT) as the primary building material for a traditional core-and-shell office structure....

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Creating a Resilient Design for Cypress College

The state-of-the-art Science, Engineering and Math Building at Cypress College is a feat of structural engineering....

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New DSA Regulations for Schools Provide Clarity on Seismic Upgrades

The recently released code clarifications from the Division of the State Architect (DSA) offer clear guidance on when and how California schools will need to...