Earth Day 2020: Embodied Carbon and Local Events

Earth Day, Saturday, April 25, 2020, is fast approaching. And by fast, I mean approximately 1,700 kilometers per hour. This is the speed at which the Earth revolves around our sun and, while perhaps not the fastest massive body in our galaxy or solar system, our planet makes up for its relatively low speed with […]

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The Milky Way, Nevada, USA

Let there be Night

I like camping, hiking, and other outdoorsy activities. So, on Labor Day weekend 2018, my Mom, 5 gal pals, and I headed to Great Basin National Park. The drive is only 4.5 hours from Las Vegas northbound on Highway 93. We were ready for an epic adventure, with our arrival to camp estimated around 7pm. […]

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Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada to build camp in Alamo

Moving forward with its vision of creating a Girl Scout camp for girls in Southern Nevada and beyond, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) has selected Las Vegas-based LGA Architecture as the firm to design and develop the property in Alamo, 90 minutes north of Las Vegas. The camp will be situated on 36 acres […]

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Volunteering,

Investing in Giving Back

“Company culture” seems to be the biggest buzz word in work-related conversations amongst people my age. I’m 26 and I’ve learned to fully embrace my millennial-ness. Yes, that means I’m boycotting single-use plastic and I’ve learned everything I know from a podcast. In my numerous discussions about my new-ish workplace, (I’ve worked at LGA for […]

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Powershift Primer – New Year, New Funding Incentives

Often, when contemplating the ways that the built-environment can help mitigate climate change, the task can become increasingly onerous. For a variety of reasons, it is not always easy to find footing on the path toward sustainability. Nevertheless, they say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. One of the […]

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Design for Memories

What designers should know about creating memorable experiences

We all have memories — some great, some not so great, and some we will always cherish.  But, did you know that many of your memories were created by others for you?  Think of attending a museum, going to an interpretive facility, taking a picture with your family year after year at the same spot […]

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LGA staff and students at the Cristo Rey St. Viator Preparatory High School

A Night Worthy of Fireworks

Do you know what’s rewarding? Having a 14 year old student give you a tour through the building you designed for them; and have them tell you why it’s special. We got that opportunity a couple weeks ago at the ribbon cutting ceremony for our latest completed project  – The Cristo Rey St. Viator College […]

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Cocktail tables set up in the cactus gardens at the Springs Preserve Venue.

Visitor Experience Ethnography

What’s the saying, “Those who fail to learn history, are doomed to repeat it?” There’s something about this industry that almost forces you to close out a project and move on to  what’s next because that is in fact how architects keep the lights on. But, as a firm, we really do try to check […]

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Students and LGA staff with students at the Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory School.

Cristo Rey – Draft Day

So much bigger than an internship. Bigger than architecture. Even bigger than the NBA… The Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory High School recently opened its doors in North Las Vegas welcoming their inaugural class of freshmen. Although The Cristo Rey Network® is comprised of 37 Catholic, college-and career-preparatory schools, serving 12,000 students across 24 […]

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