The Mystery of Museum History

After reading the book, The Power of Moments, I thought, when did humans create the first museum? My first guess was the early Romans. Wrong. Perhaps the Egyptians? Wrong again. It was the Brits. The first museum in the world is generally thought to be the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England. Named after Elias Ashmole, […]

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Riding the 2020 Roller Coaster

There is no question that 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent memory.  From COVID-19, learning how to work from home, a slow economy, and a contentious election, businesses had to deal with issues never seen before. Many companies have adapted at record speed to meet the challenging and changing needs […]

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Doubling Down on Our Service Model – Being of Service

At LGA Architecture, we have always held the belief that we exist to serve clients. A key component of that service lies in “being of service.” During the COVID-19 pandemic, as we watched our clients struggle with closures, loss of revenue, and working from home, we knew we needed to do something. At the same […]

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Rethinking Our Workplace

As we anxiously await the opportunity to return fully to our office environment, we are focusing on how to return to our space, together, collaboratively and safely. Our interior designer, Michelle Rimler, shared the most recent workplace trends for 2020. Employee Workplace The employee workplace should be designed as an experience for the staff. It […]

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Investing in Our Nation’s Fundamental Facilities

Infrastructure. It is a word frequently mentioned in various circles with little follow-through or tangible results to speak of, particularly at the national level. We’ve all heard of the “dismal state of our nation’s infrastructure” and how it is “crumbling” from politicians on both sides of the aisle, and for good reason. It’s certainly true. […]

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The Situation is Fluid

Of all the things I have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, the one that sticks out the most is that “we don’t know what we don’t know.” The situation is fluid.  It reminds me of so many business situations where we think we know the answers, but most of the time, we don’t even know the […]

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Environment is Critical

Establishing a healthy building is on the forefront of everyone’s mind today. It seems we are all taking responsibility to care for each other and to procure the pulse of the buildings we occupy in our communities. The inherent signal inside each one of us to take care of one another defines our roles in […]

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Staying Connected

To establish a sense of normalcy and maintain culture while LGA Architecture continues to work remotely, we’ve started passing along the responsibility of a company-wide, daily email to each member of the staff. Each employee has the opportunity to share anything they feel is of value. Whether it’s a bit of insight, some inspiration, their […]

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It’s Not the Heat, It’s the Humidity: One Man’s Learnings from Las Vegas

I moved to Las Vegas from Iowa about eight months ago after over 60 years in the Midwest, specifically Chicago and Des Moines. Las Vegas was attractive due to the weather, the opportunity, and a desire to better understand the spirit of Vegas. To me Vegas is a great “Truly American” city with an automobile […]

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Children and adults enjoying the exhibits at the Discovery Children's Museum, designed by LGA Architecture.

Preparing to re-open the doors

It’s not a stretch to state that the current coronavirus crisis caught most everyone by surprise.  Within a matter of days and weeks, the world changed right in front of us, leaving us wondering what the next step would be.  The crisis hit those businesses that rely on convening people especially hard.  Our cultural institutions […]

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