Integrated design firm hires industry veteran to guide structural design across civic, education, science and technology, healthcare and commercial projects.
DALLAS, TX — September 6, 2023 — LPA Design Studios has expanded its Texas leadership team with the addition of John Hoenig as Managing Director of Structural Engineering. Based in Dallas, Hoenig will lead LPA’s structural engineering efforts throughout Texas, working within LPA’s integrated design practice, which is setting new standards for high-performance buildings.
Hoenig brings more than two decades of structural work to his new role. He is known for tackling unique and complex structural challenges across a wide range of project types, including higher education, civic, K-12, healthcare, science and technology, and commercial projects. He led the structural design of many notable project in Texas, including the AT&T Discovery District, the LEED Platinum-certified Student Services Building at the University of Texas at Dallas and Dallas Independent School District’s Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School.
“John’s collaborative approach to structural engineering is a great match with our integrated design practice,” says LPA Director of Structural Engineering Bryan Seamer. “He fits perfectly with what LPA does best: working across design disciplines to achieve sustainable, resilient, restorative design on every project, every budget, every scale.”
Hoenig is a dedicated mentor and a leading voice in the structural engineering profession. He has authored articles in Structural Engineer Magazine and Modern Steel Construction, and he has presented at the Texas Society of Architects conference. His design work has earned awards from the Urban Land Institute, Engineering News-Record and the American Institute of Architects at the state and national level, as well as R&D Magazine’s Lab of the Year Award.
John’s collaborative approach to structural engineering is a great match with our integrated design practice. He fits perfectly with what LPA does best: working across design disciplines to achieve sustainable, resilient, restorative design on every project, every budget, every scale.
“I was drawn to LPA because of the firm’s deep commitment to integrated design,” says Hoenig. “It’s an approach where every design discipline takes ownership of every project from the very beginning, and no efficiency or design opportunity is left on the table.”
Hoenig joins a Dallas studio that is actively expanding its portfolio of projects in multiple markets, including commercial, education, workplace and life science. He will work on a variety of projects with his new LPA team, including a new office for a Texas biotech company, a 15,000-square-foot administration building addition, and a net zero energy recreation center.
LPA’s structural engineering practice is nationally recognized for providing elegant, cost-effective solutions to the most challenging design problems. In recent years, the firm has been honored with many of the structural engineering industry’s top honors, including four national awards from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations.
Earlier this year, LPA joined the SE 2050 Commitment, an initiative to reduce and ultimately eliminate embodied carbon in structural systems by 2050.
About LPA Design Studios
LPA is a multi-discipline firm focused on collaboration, inclusion and an integrated design process that connects building performance and design excellence. Founded in 1965, the firm’s mission is to deliver timeless, sustainable designs that benefit the environment, generate lasting value, enrich the human experience, and ensure a better future. With six studios in California and Texas, LPA’s team includes more than 400 in-house architects, master planners, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and research analysts, working across a wide array of sectors. In 2021, LPA was honored as AIA California’s Firm of the Year, the organization’s highest annual honor for an architectural firm. For more information, visit lpadesignstudios.com.