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Buyers Guide: LPA Inc.

LPA Inc.
5301 California Ave., Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92617

Phone: (949) 261-1001
Fax: (949) 260-1190

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Founded in 1965, LPA specializes in creating innovative environments that work better, do more with less and improve people’s lives. An integrated design firm with six locations in California and Texas, LPA’s team includes more than 425 people working across a wide array of sectors. From aquatic and recreation centers to athletic facilities and stadiums, LPA creates energizing, high-performance hubs that bring people together and inspire memorable experiences. Our dedicated in-house Sport and Recreation group features architects, landscape architects and engineers—all with specialized expertise creating vibrant venues that promote engagement, fun and fitness. As leaders in sustainability, our designs embrace the natural landscape in which they’re located, while delivering more efficient, cost-effective solutions. They’re also built with the future in mind, with the flexibility to adapt to changing needs. The resulting facilities—with their innovative architecture, state-of-the-art features and social gathering spaces—become enduring symbols of community pride.

See projects from this firm that have been featured in the Architectural Showcase:

Cal Poly Pomona Bronco Recreation & Intramural Complex (BRIC)

Pomona, California

Funded by student fees, this 120,000-square-foot Student Recreation Center provides state-of-the-art technology in the areas of health and fitness, including but not limited to a three-court gymnasium, one Multi-Activity-Court (MAC), 16,000 square feet of weight and fitness space, five multipurpose rooms for aerobics, martial arts, spinning and dance, one rock climbing wall and a 6,500-square-foot pool with showers and lockers.

Cost: $45 million
SqFt: 120,000

California State University, East Bay Recreation and Wellness Center

Hayward, California

This project, located on the campus of CSU East Bay in the city of Hayward, California, consists of approximately 56,630 square feet and includes a programmed space for a gymnasium, jogging track, fitness center, locker rooms, multi-purpose rooms, activity rooms, administrative offices and associated support spaces.

Cost: $26.5 million
SqFt: 56,630

California State University, Northridge Student Recreation Center

Northridge, California

This center provides a three-court gymnasium, one multi-activity-court (MAC), a 18,500-square-foot weight and fitness space, three multipurpose rooms for aerobics, martial arts, spinning and dance, a rock climbing wall, a drop-in childcare room, a 5,000-square-foot pool and a lighted outdoor field complex. The project has received LEED Gold certification.

Cost: $50 million
SqFt: 130,000

Paramount High School Athletic Complex

Paramount, California

The multi-purpose 6,000-seat Paramount High School Pirate Stadium features a Field Turf synthetic field, an all-weather, nine-lane urethane track, a lighted score board, press box with elevator, two pole vault pads, a high jump area, and two long jump runways with four sand pits. Anchored by a Field House Building, which includes dedicated team/locker rooms, classrooms, a weight room, wrestling facility, and instrumental room for the marching band, the athletic promenade also serves as a gateway to a new 450-seat baseball complex. The collegiate-level field has 350-foot left and right field lines, a 385-foot center field fence, 37-foot vinyl-coated backstop, fully sub-drained natural turf area to ensure durability and year-round access, concrete dugouts, multiple batting cages, and enclosed bullpens.

Cost: $11.9 million
SqFt: 29,000