LPA Engineers Recognized for Outstanding Projects by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Integrated firm earns civil and structural engineering honors for ice rink complex, community center and school project

(IRVINE, Calif.) February 22, 2019 — Integrated design firm LPA’s civil and structural engineers were recognized on February 21 by the American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County branch (ASCE OC) for three notable projects.

Top honors went to LPA’s work on Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School, a K-12 campus focused on student-centric design; Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena, which combines the training facility for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League with a community center; and the Rancho Mission Viejo Joint-Use Pavilion, a multi-purpose community facility. In each case, LPA's engineers worked as a team with the firm’s architects, landscape architects and interior designers.

“These awards speak to the value of our integrated disciplines working together to achieve great design,” says Dan Heinfeld, President of LPA. “They demonstrate to our clients and the AEC industry that a better process yields better results.”

Tarbut V’Torah was recognized as the Sustainable Engineering Project of the Year. The campus is a high-performing, next-generation learning institute that focuses on Maker and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculums. The K-12 campus is a model for student-centric learning environments and sustainability, including a stormwater retention and treatment system, drought resistant landscaping and a 400-square-foot green roof on a new fitness facility.

LPA civil engineers merged improvements with the existing campus, dealing with significant topographic differences, the need to relocate existing utilities, fire access and stormwater regulations in tight spaces with existing storm drains connections.

The Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena is the ASCE OC Structural Engineering Project of the Year. The first project of its kind in California, the facility serves as a public resource to promote ice sports and health and wellness in the Southern California region. As the training facility for the Ducks, the project houses three NHL-size ice hockey rinks, one Olympic-size ice hockey rink along with, retail, dining and other amenities for both professional and recreational ice-sport athletes. It will also serve as the training facility for the US Figure Skating team.

The structural steel frame combines two high-volume pre-engineered metal buildings with multiple one- and two-story site-built structures. By deploying seismic joints in limited areas and connecting the site-built and pre-engineered components in others, a striking column-free structure spans over the four main rinks without sacrificing seismic resilience.

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The Rancho Mission Viejo Joint-Use Pavilion is the ASCE OC Community Improvement Project of the Year. This 11,960-square-foot pavilion and park is a joint-use facility with the Rancho Mission Viejo Company and the Capistrano Unified School District.

During the day, it serves the adjacent K-8 school; after school hours it is used by the community. The six-acre park features soccer and softball fields and a tot-lot play area, as well as multipurpose gymnasium for basketball, volleyball, and cultural/social events, with built-in spectator seating.

Each project reflects LPA’s integrated design process, which emphasizes collaboration, communication and research to find the best answers for clients.

About LPA
Founded in 1965, LPA specializes in creating innovative environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. An integrated design firm with six locations in California and Texas, LPA’s team includes more than 450 in-house architects, master planners, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and research analysts, working across a wide array of sectors. For more information, visit lpadesignstudios.com.

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