We strive to design buildings and spaces that strike a balance between beauty and budget, progressive and pragmatic, program and performance, context and concept. Our commitment to high quality architectural design has made us one of the top ten architectural firms in the region. Respectful of context and precedent, mindful of our clients' missions and values, and within budget, our architectural designs add value not only to our clients, but also to the greater community.
We understand that sustainability and green design are essential for not only the long-term viability of our profession but also a commitment to be better stewards our environment. We have completed LEED Certified (including Gold), Energy Star Rated, and Sustainable projects throughout the Pittsburgh region, and use elements such as photovoltaic power, geothermal heating and cooling, and a variety of other green design elements in many of our projects. We work hard to match the environmental goals of our client's with the appropriate green design tools that we have at our disposal.
We believe that the preservation of historic resources is more than nostalgic or kitschy recreations. Our daily lives are enriched by the presence and reuse of the resources and buildings that are the fabric of our collective history. While we promote preservation for the safeguarding of our past, we equally promote preservation to fill gaps in a development's pro forma with historic tax credits, create richer architectural expressions, and conserving both money and the planet by reusing rather than rebuilding.
We know that successful projects integrate interior design early in the design process. We are committed to involving our interior design team as soon as practical, often right from the project kick off meeting. With a dedicated interior's staff with one of the region's newest and most advanced material's libraries, our interior designers shape and mold our project's interiors.
The Urban Design and Planning studio at LGA works with communities, municipalities, and stakeholders to develop designs that enrich the day to day lives of those who are impacted by our efforts. Our projects range from streetscapes, downtown developments, and mixed use developments to campus master planning projects and beyond.
We draw you into the center of the project right from the start. That means fostering a client focused relationship.
Asking you questions until we arrive at a common vision. Turning that vision into a meaningful design that's never preconceived, but always rigorously considered, technically proficient, deferential to precedent, and responsive to context. And, from first sketch to punch list, applying a disciplined process to project management.
That's why so many of our clients work with us, project after project. They know they'll inspire us to design spaces that draw people in - and draw out the best in people.
LGA Partners has grown to be one of Pittsburgh's largest and most successful architectural firms for one simple reason: we design differently.
How do we do this?
LGA Partners seeks to design projects that balance innovation, context, precedent, and value.
Our mission is to form meaningful partnerships with our clients, consultants, and community; creating inspiring and enduring designs that meet or exceed project goals.
Our approach to achieving our mission is to carefully listen to our client's needs and aspirations, study the design challenges and opportunities, and arrive at a clearly articulated, common vision.
LGA Partners was founded in 1993 by Suzan Lami and Robert Grubb. Over the years the firm grew to be a leader in education, multi-family residential, community and healthcare design. Also one of the nation's premier retail, airport retail and restaurant design firms, LGA has made an impact on almost every major airport in the United States.
In the spring of 2014, LGA merged with Glance & Associates – a regional authority in liturgical, academic, multi-family residential and community design as well as historic preservation. Jonathan Glance joined partners Suzan Lami, Robert Grubb and Paulette Burns in the new LGA Partners.
Together the expanded firm continues to be inspired by our clients to design spaces that draw people in and draw out the best in people.
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