Ozzie TapiaAIA, LEED AP

Design Director

Irvine, California

As a project designer, Ozzie Tapia is responsible for leading the team to conceptualize, develop, coordinate and detail a project's design through the refinement of concepts and ideas. His involvement in the project process is crucial to research, investigation, and documentation of contextual, physical and cultural opportunities.

With successful design solutions to complex physical, environmental, and programmatic needs, Ozzie has designed many of LPA’s award-winning higher education projects including multiple California State University (CSU) projects. He is a leader and a champion for LPA’s multidisciplinary team approach leveraging the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) application tools to study, inform and enhance project designs. Balancing the use of technology with thoughtful and effective communication, Ozzie plays a proactive part in the design process from start to finish.

Ozzie brings a passionate, rigorous and pragmatic approach to the project with the goal of creating an environment that inspires, improves and stimulates a campus and community.