More than 700 major design awards attest to LPA’s commitment to design excellence in our more than 50-year history. 

2017

Coalition for Adequate School Housing / American Institute of Architects California Council
Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Awards
Award of Honor, Project in Design: Michelle Obama Branch Library
Award of Merit, New Built: Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope

American Institute of Architects
Orange County Chapter
COTE Award: Edwards Lifesciences Starr Atrium
COTE Award: California State University, East Bay Student and Faculty Support Center
Honor Award: Edwards Lifesciences Starr Atrium
Merit Award: California State University, East Bay Student and Faculty Support Center
Merit Award: Orange Coast College Math, Science and Computer Building
Merit Award, Adaptive Reuse: Volcom Headquarters
Citation Award: California State University, San Bernardino Center for Global Innovation
Citation Award: Riverside CCD Culinary Arts Academy and District Office
25-Year Award: John Wayne Airport

American Society of Civil Engineers
Orange County Chapter
Outstanding Historical Renovation Project: Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope

Concrete Masonry Association of California and Nevada
Design Awards Competition
Award of Honor, Education: Riverside Community College District Coil School for the Arts and Music
Award of Merit, Education: Paramount High School Science Building

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Orange County Chapter
Award of Merit, Energy and Environmental Design: Cox Entertainment
Award of Merit, Interior Lighting Design: 250 Spectrum Center
Award of Merit, Interior Lighting Design: Michelle Obama Branch Library

International Parking Institute
Award of Excellence, Best Design Under 800 Spaces: West Hollywood Automated Parking Garage

Orange County Engineering Council
Engineering Project Achievement Award: Michelle Obama Branch Library

Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Gold Nugget Awards
Gold Nugget, Best Educational Project: Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center
Award of Merit, Best Interior Renovation: LPA San Diego

2016

Coalition for Adequate School Housing / American Institute of Architects California Council
Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Awards
Award of Excellence: Johnson Middle School
Merit Award: Eastvale STEM Academy
Merit Award: Samueli Acadmy
Merit Award: Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, Facilities Master Plan

American Institute of Architects
Orange County Chapter
COTE Award: Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center
Merit Award, Commercial: Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center
Citation Award, Commercial: Eastvale STEM Academy
Honor Award: West Hollywood Automated Parking Garage

Inland Chapter
Citation Award: College of the Desert Athletics Facility
Merit Award: Eastvale STEM Academy
People's Choice Award, Education: Eastvale STEM Academy

Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Citation Award, Unbuilt: Menlo Park Small High School

San Diego Chapter
COTE Award: LPA San Diego
Merit Award, Architecture: Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center
Merit Award, Unbuilt: The Press

San Fernando Valley Chapter
Merit Award, Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center

American Society of Landscape Architects
Sierra Chapter
Honor Award, Site Renovation: College of San Mateo
Honor Award, Visionary Unbuilt: Lincoln High School

Southern California Chapter
Honor Award, Institutional Design: CSU Northridge Oasis Wellness Center

American Society of Civil Engineers
Los Angeles Chapter
Outstanding Innovative Project of the Year: West Hollywood Automated Parking Garage
Architectural Engineering Project of the Year: West Hollywood Automated Parking Garage

DOCOMOMO
Citation of Technical Achievement Award: Tower of Hope at Christ Cathedral

Engineering News-Record
California's Best Projects
Award of Merit, Higher Education: Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Center
Award of Merit, Higher Education: CSU East Bay Warren Hall Replacement

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
National Chapter
Award of Merit: CSU Northridge Oasis Wellness Center

Orange County Chapter
Award of Merit, Outdoor Lighting: The Vine

Structural Engineers Association
National Chapter
Award of Excellence, Renovation/Retrofit: Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope

Orange County Chapter
Award of Excellence, Historic Preservation: Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope

Southern California Chapter
Award of Excellence, New Construction: Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center
Award of Excellence, Seismic Retrofit: Christ Cathedral Tower of Hope

National Intramural Recreation and Sports Association
Outstanding Sports Facility: Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center
Outstanding Sports Facility: CSU Northridge Oasis Wellness Center 

Oasis Center International
Corporate Illumination Award: Volunteer Work

2015

Coalition for Adequate School Housing / American Institute of Architects California Council
Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Awards
Honor Award: San Marcos High School
Honor Award: e3 Civic High

American Institute of Architects
Committee on Architecture for Education
Walter Taylor Merit Award, Educational Facility Design: e3 Civic High

Orange County Chapter
25-Year Award: Irvine Ranch Water District Headquarters
Citation Award: Cal Poly Pomona Recreation Center
Citation Award: e3 Civic High
Citation Award, Unbuilt: Environmental Nature Center Pre-school

San Diego Chapter
Honor Award: Palomar College Humanities Building
Energy Efficiency Merit Award: Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center

Long Beach/South Bay Chapter
Sustainability Award: Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center
Merit Award: Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center
Honor Award: El Camino Community College Math, Science and Allied Health Building
Citation Award: West Hollywood Aquatic and Recreation Center

Central Valley Chapter
Merit Award: Sustainability: Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center
Merit Award: Design: Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center

American Society of Civil Engineers
Orange County Chapter
Project of the Year, Architectural Engineering Land Development: Park Place

Commercial Real Estate Women
Orange County Chapter
Spire Award, Top Renovation Project: Tower of Hope at Christ Cathedral

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
National Chapter
Award of Excellence, Energy: San Diego Trolley Station
Award of Merit: Pan Pacific Mechanical
Award of Merit, Exterior: San Diego Trolley Station

Orange County Chapter
Award of Excellence, Energy: San Diego Trolley Station
Award of Excellence, Exterior: San Diego Trolley Station
Award of Excellence, Energy: Cal Poly Pomona Student Rec Center

Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Gold Nugget Awards
Merit Award, Educational Project: San Marcos High School
Merit Award, Rehabilitation Office: Pacific Dental Services
Merit Award, Sustainable Commercial Project: Cal Poly Pomona Recreation Center 

Structural Engineering Association 
California Chapter
Merit Award, New Construction: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center

Structural Engineering Association
Southern California Chapter
Award of Excellence, New Construction: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center

Community College Facility Coalition
Award of Excellence: Palomar College Humanities Building
Award of Merit: Palomar College Learning Resource Center 

2014

Coalition for Adequate School Housing / American Institute of Architects California Council
Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Awards
Award of Excellence: Paramount High School
Award of Honor, Project in Design: Fremont High School
Award of Excellence, Master Planning: Irvine Unified School District

American Institute of Architects
Committee on Architecture for Education
Award of Merit: Coastline Community College Newport Beach Campus

Orange County Chapter
COTE Citation Award: Montgomery Middle School
Citation Award: Pacific Dental Services
Merit Award: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center
Honor Award: Arboretum at Christ Cathedral

Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Honor Award: LPA San Jose

U.S. Green Building Council
Orange County Chapter

Most Sustainable Design/Engineering Firm Award

DOCOMOMO
Modernism in America
Award of Merit: Arboretum at Christ Cathedral

American Society of Landscape Architects
California Sierra Chapter

Honor Award: Coastline Community College Newport Beach Campus

Engineering News-Record
California's Best Projects
Best K-12 Project: e3 Civic High
Best Culture/Worship Project Merit Award: Arboretum at Christ Cathedral

Orange County Engineering Council
Engineering Project Achievement Award: Edwards Lifesciences Parking Structure

American Society of Civil Engineers
Orange County Chapter

Architectural Engineering Project of the Year Award: Edwards Lifesciences Parking Structure

Coalition for Educational Facility Planners International Architectural Awards
Project of Distinction: e3 Civic High School

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
National Chapter
Award of Merit, Interior: LPA San Jose Office
Award of Merit, Energy: Coastline Community College Newport Beach Campus

Orange County Chapter
Award of Excellence, Energy: Coastline Community College Newport Beach Campus
Lumen Award for Excellence: LPA San Jose
Guth Memorial Award for Excellence, Interior: Volcom Headquarters
Guth Memorial Award for Excellence, Interior: LPA San Jose

2013

Coalition for Adequate School Housing / American Institute of Architects California Council
Leroy F. Greene Design & Planning Awards

Award of Honor - Modernization & Reconstruction: South Tahoe High School Theater Arts and Design Academy (TADA)
Award of Honor - Project in Design: Downtown Charter High School, San Diego

American Institute of Architects
San Fernando Valley Chapter

Citation Award: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center

City of Claremont
Excellence in Design Award,
 Renovation: Honnold Mudd Library

National Intramural Recreation and Sports Association
Outstanding Sports Facility Award: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center

Orange County Engineering Council
Award of Achievement: Coastline Community College Newport Beach Campus

American Society of Civil Engineers
National Chapter
Sustainable Project of the Year: Coastline Community College Newport Beach Campus

Orange County Chapter
Architectural Engineering Project of the Year Award: Coastline Community College Newport Beach Campus

Los Angeles Chapter
Sustainability Project of the Year: Coastline community College Newport Beach Campus

California Parks & Recreation Society
Award of Excellence, Community Centers/Mixed-Use Facility, Class 2: Brentwood Community Center

2012

Coalition for Adequate School Housing / American Institute of Architects California Council
Award of Honor: San Marcos High School

American Institute of Architects
Orange County Chapter

25-Year Award - Design: The Marketplace, Tustin, CA
Award of Honorable Mention - Design: Cal Poly Pomona Recreation Center
Award of Honorable Mention - Savings by Design: Southland Industries
Honorable Mention - Design: Monarch Valley Student Center
Merit Award - Design: Southland Industries

Inland Chapter
Honor Award: RCCD Center for Justice and Civil Liberties
Citation Award: Chino Hills Civic Center

San Diego Chapter
SDG&E Energy Efficiency Integration Citation Award: Palomar Multi-Disciplinary Instructional Building
Citation Award: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center
COTE Award: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center

Athletic Business
Facility of Merit: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center

Community College Facility Coalition
Award of Honor, Growth Category: Palomar Multi-Disciplinary Instructional Building

Design-Build Institute of America
Western Pacific Region Annual Design-Build Awards

Distinction Level Award Design Excellence: College of San Mateo College Center

Engineering News Record
California's Design Firm of the Year
Citation Award: Fullerton Public Library Renovation and Expansion

Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Gold Nugget Awards

Grand Award, Best Educational Project: Palomar Multi-Disciplinary Instructional Building
Grand Award, Green Sustainable Commercial Project: CSU Northridge - Student Recreation Center
Award of Merit, Best Interior Renovations: Southland Industries

Pre-Cast Concrete Institute
Honorable Mention, Best Low-Rise Office Building: Watson Land Company

U.S. Green Building Council
San Diego Chapter

Commercial Interior Project of the Year: LPA, Inc. San Diego Office

2011

Coalition for Adequate School Housing / American Institute of Architects California Council
Award of Excellence: Newport Harbor High School Robins Hall
Award of Excellence: South Tahoe High School 4 Special Programs

American Institute of Architects California Council
Savings by Design
 
Savings by Design Award: Santiago Canyon College Science Building

American Institute of Architects
Committee on the Environment

COTE Award: California State University East Bay Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Orange County Chapter
Honor Award: Palomar College Multidisciplinary Building
Honor Award: South Tahoe High School
Honor Award: Chestnut Residence
Award of Merit: Santiago Canyon College Science Building
Citation Award: California State University Eastbay Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Central Valley Chapter
Award of Merit: California State University Eastbay Student Recreation & Wellness Center

Inland Chapter
Honorable Mention: California State University San Bernardino College of Education

Long Beach / South Bay Chapter
Award of Merit: Lawndale High School Student Services
Citation Award: Chino Hills Government Center

American Society of Landscape Architects
Sierra Valley Chapter

Award of Merit: Gauche Aquatic Park
Award of Merit: Mountain View Planned Community Red Bluff

Structural Engineers Association
Southern California Chapter
Merit Award: Palomar Multi-Disciplinary Instructional Building

Community College Facility Coalition
Award of Honor: Los Angeles Valley College Monarch Student Center
Award of Merit: Mt. San Jacinto Community College District-wide Master Plan

2010

Coalition for Adequate School Housing / American Institute of Architects California Council
Award of Honor, New Built: Hawthorne Elementary School

American Institute of Architects
Orange County Chapter

Award of Merit: CSU Northridge Student Recreation Center
Award of Merit: Orange Coast College Inter-Disciplinary Classroom Building

American Society of Landscape Architects
Southern California Chapter

Quality of Life Awards: Environmental Nature Center

California Higher Education Sustainability Best Practice Awards
Overall Sustainable Design, Honorable Mention: CSU San Bernardino College of Education
Overall Sustainable Design, Honorable Mention: West Los Angeles Athletics and Allied Health Complex

Community College Facility Coalition
Award of Excellence, Growth Category: Pasadena City College, College Center
Award of Honor: Cypress College Humanities Building Remodel
Best Schools: CSU San Bernardino College of Education

Associated General Contractor's Marvin M. Black Partnering Award
Marvin M. Black Award

Best Principles of Partnering: JPL Flight Projects Center

Pacific Coast Builders Conference
Gold Nugget Awards

Merit Award, Best Public / Private: Chino Hills Government Center