With five offices and 220 employees, Irvine-based LPA is one of California's most influential design firms. Founded in 1965 in the city of Orange, LPA celebrating its 50th anniversary with a variety of events, including planting 250 trees. The firm is known for its innovative and LEED-certified designs and has won more than 600 major design awards. Its recently completed renovation of Richard Neutra's Arboretum on Christ Cathedral campus was recognized with a Modernism in American Award.

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