Integrated design firm promotes studio leaders in civic, developer and sport-recreation sectors
(IRVINE, Calif.) January 29, 2019 — Integrated design firm LPA has announced the promotions of several key leaders, recognizing their contribution to the firm’s growth, collaborative process and sustainable design.
Three design leaders have been named firm Principals — Irvine-based Keith Hempel, and San Jose-based Arash Izadi and Patrick McClintock. Their work spans decades of designing transformative projects for developer, civic and sport and recreation clients.
“Every one of these leaders are fearless advocates of LPA’s integrated collaborative process,” said LPA CEO Wendy Rogers. “They value the input of their clients and colleagues, understanding these shared experiences elevate their project and create a better user experience and a more sustainable, healthier environment.”
The new Principals:
Design Director Keith Hempel has spent more than 20 years working with developer and workplace clients, including adaptive re-use and renovations, with a focus on sustainable design. His projects are developed around a client-centered approach, with an emphasis on the end-user and project’s response to the environment.
Arash Izadi, director of sport + recreation, is focused on the development of innovative and sustainable recreation and collegiate athletic facilities. A frequent speaker at industry events, his experience includes stadiums, sports centers, parks, community centers, aquatic facilities, tennis complexes, and regional and national sports parks.
San Jose Studio Director Patrick McClintock has helped design more than 5 million square feet of corporate, developer, civic and educational projects. His expertise in strategic planning, workshops and design development has helped shape projects that tell unique stories about people, place and space.