LPA Structural Engineering

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 national, statewide and regional structural engineering awards for projects ranging from the rehabilitation and retrofit of historic structures, to new recreation centers and cutting-edge biomedical research facilities.

LPA’s unique approach recognizes that structural engineering expertise is a crucial component in the emerging field of resilient sustainable design. Our unique integrated process encourages engineers to engage directly in the design process with experts from multiple design disciplines, using their broad-based technical expertise and creativity to provide sustainable and resilient structural solutions to meet our clients’ and partners’ programmatic, financial and performance goals.

Our structural engineers provide knowledge and experience in leading-edge structural systems and performance-based design methodologies helping to design future-proof, right-sized structural designs for a wide array of building typologies including schools, recreation facilities and hospitals. The focus is always on safe, efficient, resilient designs that prepares clients to recover quickly from natural disasters. LPA is a Founding Member and serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the U.S. Resiliency Council, a non-profit organization that administers a consensus process for evaluating and rating the post-disaster performance of buildings.

Services include:

  • Structural Analysis and Design
  • Seismic Assessment and Retrofit
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Resilient and Performance-Based Seismic Design
  • Damage Assessment
  • Floor Vibration Analysis
  • Structural Peer Review
  • BIM Design