Glenn Carels has devoted his career to making higher education more effective through good design. Through his work at LPA, where he has practiced since 1984, his manner of thinking has rippled across the company.

Pioneering an inclusive process of design that includes technology to choreograph how everyone works together. Glenn leads, as a master architect, a unique process of coordination for large groups of people, on large, complicated projects that require a strong design vision and a lot of coordination across all disciplines—structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical and civil. This holistic problem-solving approach has shaped numerous higher educational buildings. 

Members of the AIA have recognized his work providing innovative learning-centered design solutions in a collegiate environment with 65 AIA design awards on national, state and local levels. Glenn’s significant contributions to the architectural profession were recently acknowledged with his election to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows.

As Chief Design Officer, Carels is responsible for brand and integrated design development at the firm, focusing on enhancing LPA’s unique design approach.



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