Don PenderAIA, LEED AP

Studio Director

Irvine, California

Don Pender provides leadership for the strategic development of educational facility design projects. He is focused on leading a collaborative process resulting in the design of a high-performance learning environment.

With more than 35 years of professional experience, Don provides seasoned, strategic leadership to school districts in the development of their facility master plans and architectural projects. Throughout his career he has worked on more than 100 educational projects.

Don utilizes LPA’s Integrated design process to bring together the talents and vision of administrators, building users, community members, builders, engineers, and architects into a unified team. Don continually refines the details from concept to completion that supports the original mission, while meeting the urgent demands of budget and schedule. He believes to succeed the team must possess vision and rigor at each step of the process.