Rick D’Amato has been with LPA for more than 25 years. His knowledge of sustainable design practices leads to the design of numerous environmental and LEED Certified projects including the LEED Platinum Certified Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, California.

His passion for sustainability has also led to a pragmatic sense of design which applies a varied sustainable approach to all projects regardless of scope or budget. With more than 30 years of design experience, D’Amato has won numerous design awards and his work has been featured in many trade magazines and publications.

He has lectured on design build practices and public library design, sustainable design and progressive office design throughout the country. He currently serves as President of the Long Beach, South Bay Chapter of the Architects Institute of America as well as a board member of the Long Beach Memorial Navy Heritage Association.


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