www.lpainc.com/ LPA Inc. is excited to announce its fifth location--San Antonio--and the merger with OCO Architects that makes it possible.
As of July 1, 2014, LPA, one of the largest architecture, engineering, interior design and landscape architecture firms in California, will join with OCO Architects, a 22-person firm located in downtown San Antonio, to expand its drive toward successful, sustainable design solutions.
Dan Heinfeld, President at LPA, says, "Texas is the second-largest marketplace in the country, and with the expertise that we have developed in education learning environments and the expansion in all the other markets in Texas, it was a good time to look outside the state of California for the first time. So, we set off to find the right partner for this expansion."
Shared core values and design ethics made LPA and OCO a natural match. "From the start of our discussions, we knew that this relationship would be on solid ground. The principals at OCO understand the value-proposition that an integrated design practice, where teams of in-house architects and engineers work in real-time with a focus on sustainability, would be for their clients," explains Heinfeld.
Reactions to the merger have been extremely positive. "People see this as a really positive thing for the firm," says Heinfeld. "Internally, it's been met with enthusiasm, and LPA clients get it, too. They really understand these are times where there's lots of consolidation going on in the A & E market and a push to do things more efficiently. That's what this is about."
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