Director of K-12

Irvine, California

For nearly 30 years, Jim Kisel has focused his career on educational environments. Planning facilities that create a sense of place and prepare students for success in future endeavors is his passion. Jim believes LPA projects demonstrate to students how they can become good stewards of the environment. Jim is able to maximize dollars spent on the classroom through reduction in the long-term maintenance and operational costs of the sustainable buildings that LPA designs.

He has assisted more than 100 private school facilities and public school districts with their master planning, site analysis, programming, schematic design, budgeting, fundraising and local/state agency approvals needs. His project solutions are the result of interaction with the client design committees and LPA project team members. Jim brings his wide range of experience and expertise to execute the vision of the client.