In his 20-year career with LPA, Keith Hempel has contributed to numerous award-winning projects, leading an integrated, client-centered design process for both professional and education clients. In his current role as a Design Director for the Urban Design Studio, Hempel works with developer and corporate clients to develop sustainably-focused design solutions that seek to balance the practical and poetic.

During his tenure at LPA he has built a project portfolio that includes the LEED Gold Certified Flight Projects Center at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, California, the LEED Platinum Certified Watson Land Company Headquarters in Carson, California as well as the LEED Gold Certified Toyota Motor Sales South Campus Expansion in Torrance, California.

Hempel earned his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, and spent his fourth year of study abroad in Florence, Italy. He’s a LEED Accredited Professional and an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) where he currently sits on the Board of Directors for the AIA Long Beach, South Bay chapter.