The main stairs at Cristo Rey St. Viator College Preparatory Academy, education design by LGA Architecture.

Creating Exceptional Student Experiences

When you think of your childhood, do you think of your carefully curated daily arrival onto your elementary school property? When you think of your earliest lessons in learning, do you think of the classroom? Neither do we, but often this is the architect jargon of educational-spaces intended outcomes. The things that made our own […]

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New Perspective

Shifting Perspectives

As most of you know, I’m very, well, passionate about maps. Both cartography and geography as a whole, really. Maps are really just layers and layers of information presented in a 2D form, in such a way as to effectively convey that information to another viewer. Given the drawings that we as a firm work […]

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Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway

Why Experiences Matter

Over the past several years, we at LGA Architecture have focused on the design of experiences for our clients and their patrons. We developed new processes and protocols to ensure that the appropriate experiences are created. We have also hosted several experience designers to discuss the creative process through our Fireside Chat series including the […]

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Inspector Checking Third Rail

Tales from the Third Rail

Most people think of trains as running on coal; this is actually false and outdated information. A vast majority of trains run on diesel engines nowadays, with the exception being most inner-city light rail applications. In the late 19th century, European and Asian technology allowed for train infrastructure to install a third rail that delivered […]

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LGA Architecture Principal Lance Kirk, AIA, LEED AP Elected 2021 President of AIA Nevada

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Nevada Chapter recently announced the election of Lance Kirk, AIA as President of the state Chapter for 2021. In his role as President, Kirk will oversee the initiatives of the Chapter as well as continue to raise the standard of architecture in Nevada. “The membership of AIA Nevada is […]

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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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