Existing Facility Services

Existing Facility Services

  • Repositioning / Reimaging
  • Adaptive Reuse
  • Modernization

LPA’s full complement of design disciplines provide our clients with a holistic approach to the upgrade and maintenance of existing facilities. Our integrated design teams can offer comprehensive evaluations of an existing building or site that become the basis for innovative design solutions that create long-term value.

Existing Facility Analysis 

  • Building Evaluation / Code Analysis
  • Entitlements
  • ADA Compliance Audits
  • Seismic Performance Evaluation and Retrofit
  • Existing Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing System Evaluation
  • Fire / Life Safety Retrofit
  • Existing Utility Surveys
  • Storm Water Quality

LPA provides the expertise needed to examine all aspects of an existing facility. This analysis allows our design professionals to assist building owners in making informed decisions about the appropriate allocation of budgetary dollars.

ADA Compliance

  • ADA Compliance Audits
  • Transition Plans
  • Architectural Barrier Removal Plans
  • ADA Compliance Modifications/Alternations

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a federal law concerning accessibility for the disabled, established a basic civil right to expand access to the built environment. LPA assists in determining specific compliance status for each project and develops an appropriate plan of action. The LPA ADA Compliance Program involves a careful examination of creative alternative solutions, which are cost effective and represent the greatest value for our clients.

Renovation / Retrofit / Reuse

  • Building Evaluation/Code Analysis
  • Fire/Life Safety Retrofit
  • Renovation and Adaptive Reuse
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Facility Modernization

LPA offers a total scope of services from site needs surveys/inspections, program verification, cost analysis, ADA upgrades, budget assessments, state submittals processing, construction document preparation to contract administration. Of particular emphasis for a modernization project is effective and comprehensive budgeting at the inception of a project and the establishment of an adequate contingency to cover unforeseen building and site conditions.

Through the integration of our in-house interiors department, we have transformed the perception of modernizations from a chore to that of a "Campus Enrichment" opportunity. Together with rigorous cost estimating and the establishment of appropriate expectations, LPA's modernization concept transforms the facility to a state-of-the-art amenity for the benefit of the user groups.

  • Development Feasibility Studies
  • Governmental Processing/Entitlement Services
  • Public Workshops/Community Presentations
  • Renderings and Architectural Models

Over the years, LPA has provided many related professional services to meet the varied needs of our many clients. Our experience ranges from initial feasibility studies determining project viability to community consensus building and approval.

photo of Keith Hempel For questions related to Existing Facility Services, please contact:

Keith Hempel
AIA / LEED AP BD+C
Associate

949-701-4051

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