Building Memories

After the infamous year of 2020, we have so much to be grateful for and reflect back on. From sweet songs that have touched our hearts, to YouTube videos filmed from the quaint homes and backyards of the world. We remembered compassion while loving parents reached into the deepest and honest levels of empathy for […]

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Don’t Confuse Effort with Results

“Don’t confuse effort with results.” If you hang around John Haddad long enough in your career, you will likely hear the above quote from him. After spending over 20 years with John, like I have, it will be something you will have heard a few hundred times and will become a lesson ingrained into your […]

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Mercury in Retrograde

As Wednesday approaches once again, it’s fallen to me to share an important piece of knowledge with you all. Let me tell you, I don’t bear this responsibility lightly. We’ve already learned of legendary subjects ranging from the creation of museums to the indomitable human spirit adapting to the shifting economic drivers of the 21st […]

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Redefining Place and Purpose

While I was still in college, I’d intern at an architecture firm in Hawaii that was very similar to LGA in terms of company culture, creative coworkers, and that general sense of enjoyment everyone had about going to work everyday, something I’ve heard can be rare in our industry. We did a similar thing to […]

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Let Them Eat Frogs

It’s been happening a lot more lately than it used to. I hear myself say, “Well, I didn’t get to it, I’ll move it to tomorrow. I’ll definitely do it tomorrow.” I don’t think COVID helped with my need to procrastinate the more annoying tasks on my list, especially when I feel like the world […]

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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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