CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1993 |
The City Council has selected the architectural firm of Leason Pomeroy & Associates to design the proposed community center. By unanimous vote, the council on Tuesday picked the Irvine-based company to undertake master planning, construction drawings and interior design for the $6.5-million project. The firm will be paid $425,000. The Redevelopment Agency is funding the project. Jim Cutts, director of community development, said that the design phase will take about 10 months.
February 10, 1989 |
Leason Pomeroy Associates in Orange, the county's largest architectural firm, has landed two big contracts in Los Angeles County. The firm will serve as lead architect on the $200-million Burbank Gateway Center, a big shopping mall, hotel, restaurant, office and retailing center that's said to be the largest such project in the city's history. Burbank chose as developer the Alexander Haagen Co. of Manhattan Beach, Southern California's largest retail developer.
June 18, 1991 |
LPA, one of Orange County's largest home-grown architects' firms, said Monday that it is merging its Los Angeles office with a big Seattle firm. That firm, NBBJ, said that under its agreement with LPA it would probably buy the Los Angeles office outright after three years. NBBJ is ranked as the nation's second-largest design firm by the magazine Building Design & Construction. One of the firm's specialties is the design of hospitals, one of the few construction markets that isn't moribund.
September 4, 1990 |
The style of most modern airport terminals follows three very different models. Terminals are designed either as dramatic expressions of the symbolism of flight, as variations of regional shopping malls or as plane-oriented versions of the railroad terminuses that served the golden age of trains. The architecture of the new, $62-million Thomas F. Riley Terminal at John Wayne Airport falls into the third category.
January 25, 1993 |
Office space is vacant. Cities have little money for public works. Retail centers have gone belly up. So how is an architect supposed to make it in these tough times? The Irvine office of LPA Inc., one of Orange County's largest architectural firms, has a portfolio of contracts ranging from city halls to churches, most of them with budgets much lower than they would have been three years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995 |
The City Council has awarded a $211,200 contract to design the first phase of a planned community center. The council unanimously approved the contract Tuesday, although lower bids were received by the city. Council members chose LPA, Inc., an Irvine firm, which will also provide the city with a marketing study on how to make the center as financially self-supporting as possible. City building and planning staff recommended LPA Inc. after reviewing bids.