Nick ArambarriAIA, LEED AP BD+C

Director of Commercial

Irvine, California

As Director of Commercial, Nick Arambarri is responsible for leading the brand development, market strategy, client relationships, cultural development, and business management of LPA’s Commercial practice. He has extensive experience guiding large, complex multi-disciplinary teams to design best-in-class office projects that set new standards for campus design, workplace environments and energy efficiency.

Nick joined LPA in 2001 after interning with the firm as a student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. In 2020, he led the creation of the Commercial practice, working closely with the Workplace, Healthcare and Mixed Use practices. Throughout his career, Nick has worked on a wide-range of differentiated office projects including high-rise office towers, low-rise office campuses and repositioning of existing buildings. Career highlights include 650 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach, CA, the first high-rise office project in the area, which was developed in partnership with Pei Cobb Freed; the complex One La Jolla Center, San Diego, CA; and the renovation of the world-famous Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego with Selldorf Architects.

On every project, Nick fosters a collaborative culture between the design team, contractor and client. He works closely with commercial and workplace practice leaders to ensure the integrated design solutions are tailored to the goals of each project. His proven execution abilities help deliver high quality projects under constantly evolving constraints, while addressing the current and future needs of companies and communities.

Nick is an active member of several commercial real estate organizations, including NAIOP and the Urban Land Institute. He has also served as a guest lecturer on commercial real estate topics for the MBA program at the University of California, Irvine.

“Each project is an opportunity to earn the trust of our clients and make our communities a better place for people to thrive.”