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On June 1st, 2017, the Somerton City Hall Dedication Ceremony occurred. LEA Architects, LLC has incorporated the Somerton community's cultural values and aspects into their modernistic design. This 14,600 sq ft building will provide a great facility for the community, as well as provide a wonderful large classroom space for students attending Arizona Western College.

LEA Architects, LLC (LEA) designed the New Somerton City Hall to accommodate the day-to-day administration of the City’s services and programs, and reflect the current and future aspirations of the City. The Architecture of the New Somerton City Hall along with two other major City Buildings (Somerton Public Library and the Somerton Public Safety Building) designed by the same Architect drew inspiration from the agricultural context and culture of this surrounding community using exposed regional masonry as a critical component of the design. Natural building materials, including extensive use of ground-face concrete masonry for exterior and interior walls in combination with exposed structural steel, concrete, glass, and standing seam metal wall panels, define the building surface and exude a sense of sustainability and presence.

LEA Architect's Wolff Residence has been featured on the front cover of Atomic Ranch Summer 2017 magazine edition! Find Wolff Residence on pages 66-67.

LEA Architects (www.lea-architects.com), is seeking qualified applicants for: CAD draftsman, Job Captain, and Project Manager (ACAD registration, revit, & CA field experience desirable). Applicants should have commercial / public & private architecture experience.

Send Resume to: lenyart@lea-architects.com

Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP was honored at the AIA Western Mountain Region (AZ, CO, NM, NV, UT WY) Design Awards Gala in Salt Lake City with the prestigious AIA WMR Young Architect of the Year Award; Lance transcended all boundaries with his leadership in design, education, and service to the profession.

Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow was honored in Salt Lake City for his Exceptional and Extended Service as the College of Fellows Senior Representative to the AIA WMR and the AIA National College of Fellows

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Sedona 9 11 01 Memorial Dedication 9 11 16: Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow & Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP, were the father - son Architects for the New 911 Memorial at their AZ Governor's Award sustainable Sedona Station 6. The Sedona 911 Memorial Dedication Ceremony on Sunday 11 Sep 16 was attended by over 500 people. Larry Enyart (BG USAF Ret) was a featured speaker talking about the new memorial design philosophy / symbolism, first responders, and appreciation of our military operations for the Global War on Terror......We Will Never Forget!

Randy Jones, Sean Cole, Tim Berry, Lance Enyart, and Larry Enyart were presented 911 Memorial Commemorative Challenge Coins for all their professional efforts in the design and construction of this fast pace project.

• FIERO National Design Symposium & National Design Competition held in Raleigh, NC awards LEA Architects an Honor Design Excellence Award for Sedona Station 6 - 2015

• 35th Annual Arizona Forward awards LEA Architects a Design Excellence Environmental Merit Award for El Mirage Administration & Fire Station in the Building & Structures Civic Category - 2015

LEA Architects Design Principal Larry Enyart, FAIA, FSAME, LEED Fellow was honored 12 Feb 15 at the Phoenix Convention Center with a USGBC AZ Heavy Medal Award for his USGBC LEED Fellowship Investiture and Environmental/Sustainable Design as an Architect by the National USGBC. Larry Enyart, FAIA is the first Architect USGBC Fellow in the State of AZ. LEA Architects have received numerous Heavy Medal Awards previously LEED Platinum and LEED Gold projects in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tolleson, and the Grand Canyon National Park Airport.

At the annual 43rd Awards Luncheon in Sedona, AZ on 24 Jan 15, LEA Architects and our Clients are honored and win the prestigious Keep Sedona Beautiful Architecture Award for outstanding Architectural & Environmentally Sensitive Design for Sedona Fire District Station 6. LEA Architects Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED Fellow and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP attended and were recognized at the Awards program.

Phoenix, AZ – October 1, 2014 – LEA Architects, LLC announces that Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, FSAME, LEED Fellow and Principal Design Architect of LEA Architects, has been named a 2014 LEED Fellow by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This year’s 48 Fellows are recognized for their exceptional contributions to the green building community as well as for their significant achievements among LEED Professionals.

“The 2014 LEED Fellows are utilizing their extensive knowledge and experience in green building to engage their colleagues, clients and communities to create a better built environment throughout the world,” said Rick Fedrizzi, president, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “We recognize Lawrence Enyart's commitment to LEED and celebrate his individual achievements.”

To be selected, LEED Fellows are nominated by their peers, undergo an extensive portfolio review, must have at least 10 years of experience in the green building industry and hold a LEED AP with specialty credential, among other requirements. The evaluation process is carried out by the LEED Fellow Evaluation Committee and supported by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

LEA Architects win prestigious Crescordia Arizona Forward Governor's Award for Energy and Technology Innovation (Northern Arizona) for Sedona Fire District Station 6 - 2014

Architectural Design Excellence Award, AZ Masonry Guild – Sedona Station 6 - 2014

The Dedication of Sedona Fire Station 6, the Open House, and a special Memorial service for a fallen DPS Officer took place on 26 Apr 14 in Sedona, AZ. LEA Architects' Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP, Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP and Randy Jones, RA took part in the ceremony and assisted with the open house. Hundreds of people attended the all day event in spite of the rain and cold weather. LEA Architects won the top Coconino County Sustainable Building Program (CCSBP} Advanced Level Plus Design Excellence Award for Sedona Fire Station No. 6. This is the 3rd CCSBP top level Award that LEA has received from the Coconino County Sustainable Design Awards since 2010. In addition, the Sedona Fire District received a significant utility rebate check from APS and Larry Enyart, FAIA for numerous energy saving features incorporated in Sedona Fire Station 6.

LEA Architects win National Fire Industry Educational Research Organization (FIERO) Design Excellence Award for the proposed Prescott Fire Station 76 + Administration Offices juried at the Design Symposium in Raleigh, North Carolina, 2014.

• LEED Platinum City of Phoenix Station No. 59 – USGBC AZ “Heavy Medal” Design Excellence Award - LEA Architects, 2013

• LEED Gold City of Tolleson Fire Station + Administration – USGBC AZ “Heavy Medal” Design Excellence Award - LEA Architects, 2013

• LEED Gold Grand Canyon National Park Airport Operations Building + ARFF - USGBC AZ “Heavy Medal” Design Excellence Award - LEA Architects, 2013

LEA Architects has won the AIA Western Mountain Region Design Excellence Award for the Wolff Residence, Paradise Valley, AZ. Design Architect Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP and Principal Architect Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP received this prestigious AIA WMR Design Excellence Merit Award in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, October 4, 2013

LEA Architects wins Design Excellence Award, El Mirage Fire Station + Administration, National Competition US & Canada Fire Chief Magazine, Chicago, 2013

28 Sep 13 - Larry Enyart, FAIA received the AIA AZ College of Fellows Commendation for his service as AIA WMR Representative to The AIA College of Fellows, Washington DC.

LEA Architects, LLC has won a prestigious AIA Western Mountain Region Design Excellence Award for the Wolff Residence in Paradise Valley, AZ 2013. Awards Dinner and Ceremony will be in Jackson Hole, WY.

LEA Architects received some very good news………..LEED Platinum Phoenix Fire Station 59 wins an Arizona Forward Environmental Design Excellence Award in the 33rd annual Design Awards program. The Arizona Forward Award to LEA will be presented at the Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, September 14, 2013

LEA Architects have been notified by the USGBC AZ with some very good and exciting news that three projects designed by LEA Architects have been recognized as award winning sustainable buildings and LEA Architects will receive the prestigious “Heavy Medal Awards” at the Awards Banquet City at the Phoenix Convention Center November 13, 2013.

• LEED Platinum City of Phoenix Station No. 59 – USGBC AZ “Heavy Medal” Design Excellence Award - LEA Architects, 2013

• LEED Gold City of Tolleson Fire Station + Administration – USGBC AZ “Heavy Medal” Design Excellence Award - LEA Architects, 2013

• LEED Gold Grand Canyon National Park Airport Operations Building + ARFF - USGBC AZ “Heavy Medal” Design Excellence Award - LEA Architects, 2013

LEA Architects just received very good news about three of their recent sustainable projects receiving Architectural Design Awards in the upcoming state wide 22nd Annual Arizona Masonry Guild Architectural Awards Gala.

• Architectural Design Excellence Award, AZ Masonry Guild – El Mirage Fire Station + Administration, 2013

• Architectural Design Excellence Award, AZ Masonry Guild – Grand Canyon National Park Airport Operations + ARFF, LEED Gold, 2013

• Architectural Design Excellence Award, AZ Masonry Guild – Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport ARFF, Fire & Police Operations, 2013

Several LEA Architects projects appear in the newly released book called “Images of America - Paradise Valley Architecture” by Doug Sydnor, FAIA. The Paradise Valley Icon LEA Buildings depicted in the new book include:

• Paradise Valley Fire Station No. 2 at Lincoln and Casa Blanca at the Paradise Valley Town Hall campus. LEA did town hall campus Master Plan development and renovation to the Town Hall.

• Paradise Valley Fire Station No. 1 at Tatum and Mockingbird

• Wollf Residence at Tatum near Indian Bend

• Paradise Valley Town Hall Renovations (LEA replaced all original mission tile with standing seam Corten naturally rusting metal roofing to match Fire Station No. 2)

LEA Architects LEED Platinum Scottsdale Fire Station No. 2 + Administration appeared in the “Images of America – Scottsdale Architecture” by Doug Sydnor, FAIA released a few years ago. Scottsdale Station 2 is the first LEED Platinum certified Fire Station in the United States. See USGBC AZ profiles of four recent LEA LEED Platinum and Gold certified buildings:
http://www.usgbcaz.org/arizona-leed-profiles

Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP along with Chief Ken Leake, Phoenix Fire Department and Chief Kris Kazian, Sedona Fire District, presented a one hour course in facility delivery strategies for Fire Districts and Municipal Fire Departments touching on ADA, Sustainability, and functional design at the National Fire Chief Station Style Conference. LEED Platinum Phoenix FS 59 was a case study as well as Sedona FS 6. LEA Architects also provided a tour of Paradise Valley FS 1 to Senior leaders and Fire Service personnel from across the US and Canada. LEA was recognized for the Gold Design Excellence Award for the top training center in the US and Canada for Fire Training Facilities (CYRTA) and the Silver Design Excellence Award for the Grand Canyon National Park Airport Operations Building.

An Architectural Exhibit at the AIA Arizona Office/Gallery in downtown Phoenix is on display for the months of April and May 2013; the exhibit is called GENERATIONS and looks at the work of 5 legendary family architectural firms in Arizona. Among the 5 family firms is the design work and significant projects of Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP and son, Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP who are architects in the Phoenix based firm LEA Architects in business from 1975 to the present. LEA Principal Architects Larry and Lance Enyart have created a timeline from 1966 through 2012 covering 3 generations and numerous award winning projects with a significant timeline of mile marker events in their professional work and in their lives. Viet Nam and Desert Storm Veteran Lawrence Enyart, FAIA is a retired Brigadier General USAF; among other military duties in his distinguished career, he worked with Senator Trent Lott during Hurricane Georges in the aftermath and recovery operations and has built large buildings in Japan in early days during the Viet Nam conflict. A time line is a part of the exhibit.

Lawrence Enyart Architects started in 1975 in Phoenix and continues on into the new century as LEA Architects, LLC operating in the present day as a very successful family professional firm with over 100 environmental and design awards. Larry and Lance Enyart's sustainable architectural works features several building types: a library, work at the Phoenix Theatre and Phoenix Art Museum, a large 77 acre campus, two USGBC LEED Platinum and two USGBC LEED Gold projects and other interesting work from their large body of public and private architecture. The LEA Architects GENERATIONS exhibit features interesting airport and public safety / life safety projects, design processes examples of models and sketches, and other Enyart family member involvements over a 50 year period. The Enyart family is very active in the AIA today: Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP, AIA WMR Silver Medal Winner, is the AIA WMR Regional Representative to The College of Fellows and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP is the ENR Award Winner for the top 20 under 40, is a Director on the AIA Phoenix Metro Board. LEA Architects is the AIA AZ Sustainable Firm of the Year 2012.

LEA Architects Larry Enyart, FAIA, and Lance Enyart, AIA present FIERO and IAFC Design Excellence National Honor Awards to the City of El Mirage, AZ Mayor and City Council 5 Feb 13.

LEA Architects is proud to have worked with the Phoenix Art Museum and the well known American Artist Dan Graham on “Curves for E.S.”, a stainless steel and glass art installation finished this month inside of the Phoenix Art Museum Courtyard and Sculpture Garden. LEA collaborated with the Phoenix Art Museum, APM, General Contractor, and the Artist’s Belgian fabrication team in development of the project. Careful attention to detailing was critical to allow the sculpture to interact with both the surrounding courtyard landscape and the triangular Brazilian Slate horizontal plane on the interior of the installation. The title of the installation draws inspiration from the Archtiectural work of Eero Saarinen.

Happy Holidays from LEA!

Phoenix Fire Station No. 59 receives LEED Platinum Certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Station No. 59 represents the first fire station to receive LEED Platinum certification for the Phoenix Fire Department. This news tails LEA receiving the 2012 Sustainable Firm of the Year from the AIA Arizona at the beginning of the month. LEA also has the distinction of obtaining the first LEED Platinum certified Fire Station in the US in 2009.

LEA Architects win the 2012 AIA Arizona Sustainable Firm of the Year! The engraved Silver Nambe' presented to LEA recognizes a firm that has created Sustainable Architecture for over 10 years. LEA Architects and all members of the firm are very proud to have received this major award.

In addition, at the AIA Arizona Awards Gala at the Heard Museum, Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP, LEA Design Principal, was awarded the prestigious AIA Arizona 2012 Presidential Commendation Award. Larry was recognized for his significant work restructuring the Arizona College of Fellows leadership & awards programs and creating the AIA Arizona Disaster Assistance Program for the State with numerous trained safety assessment professionals developed under his leadership.

Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP and Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP receive the Valley Forward Crescordia for Design Excellence in the Buildings and Structures Residential Category for The Wolff Residence.

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El Mirage Fire Station was dedicated to the City on 5 September 2012.

ENR Southwest's Top 20 Under 40

Lance Enyart

Designed the nation's first LEED- Platinum certified fire station

34, Design Architect

LEA-Architects LLC, Phoenix

As a native to the Phoenix area, Enyart has an appreciation for the unique character of the desert Southwest and aims to create architecture that is not only contextually and environmentally appropriate, but that also fits the client. "In order for a project to be truly successful, it is critical that the architect have a deep understanding of who the client is and what it is they do," Enyart says. "In this way I feel fortunate, as with each new client comes a new learning opportunity for me both personally and professionally." Focusing on sustainable urban infill and adaptive reuse, he has served as the design architect and project manager for numerous government buildings, including the first LEED-Platinum fire station in the U.S., Scottsdale Fire Station No. 2. He currently serves as a director on the AIA Phoenix Metro Board.

City of Tolleson Administration and Fire Station receives LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC!

Lawrence Enyart, FAIA was honored and awarded the prestigious AIA WMR Silver Medal at the 2011 AIA design conference and Awards Gala in Las Vegas, NV. The Silver Medal is the highest AIA honor presented by the Region (AZ, CO, NM, NV, UT, and WY) and recognizes an individual Architect who has made significant contributions to the institute, the profession, the citizens of the Western Mountain Region, and their community. Larry has transcended local boundaries in making these contributions.

American Institute of Architects, Arizona (AIA AZ), awards LEA Architects, LLC, the AIA AZ "Kemper Goodwin Award of Excellence" for the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Operations, Police and Fire Facility Design Excellence Merit Award for Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Operations, Police and Fire Facility - F.I.E.R.O. and the International Association Fire Chiefs Design Symposium, Charlotte, NC

Valley Forward Awards Gala - LEA Architects, contractor, and owner, win the 2011 Environmental Excellence Merit Award for the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPSTC) 77 acre campus.

LEA wins Arizona Masonry Guild Design Excellence Award for Paradise Valley Fire Station No. 1. Paradise Valley Fire Station No. 1 has won numerous awards including a Valley Forward Design Excellence Award and was a featured presentation tour with the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Arts.

LEA wins Valley Forward Design Award for Environmental Excellence – Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPSTC) 77 acre campus. GRPSTC and the team will receive recognition at the annual VF Awards Gala 17 September.

LEA wins The Gold Design Excellence Award in the “2011 Brick in Architecture Awards” National Design Competition for the new City of Tolleson Fire Station + Administration Building.

Two LEA-Architects projects are feature articles in latest Fire Chief Magazine: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport ARFF and Phoenix Fire Station.

Check out the links below!

Mesa Combines Blue Skies, Green Elements in ARFF Station

Phoenix Rises to New Standards with Fire Station Design

Airport Magazine February/March 2011 (pg 24-25): features the LEED Gold Grand Canyon National Park Operations Building and ARFF. LEA Architects is master planning and designing the new Terminal Building, Railway Station, and Monorail Station which also features many sustainable strategies.

LEA's newest project is complete for the Spring 2011 semester! Larry Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP and Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP of LEA-Architects along with Carol Johnston, PhD, RD ASU Nutrition Director; Linda Vaughn, PhD, RD, FADA, ASU Assistant Dean of Health Promotion Programs; and Craig Thatcher, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVN, ASU Executive Dean dedicate Arizona State University's College of Nursing and Health Innovation Instructional Kitchens + Laboratories. LEA created a fun and inspirational state of the art Kitchen and Foods Lab for students to further develop their understanding of the scientific foundations of nutrition.

Tolleson Fire Station No. 1 + Administration, a LEED Gold facility was dedicated to the City with hundreds of people attending the Building Dedication Ceremony and luncheon.

The new Grand Canyon Terminal designed by LEA is featured in a news article in the Western Times written by Terri Attridge.

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Coconino County Sustainable Building Program Annual Awards Ceremony, Flagstaff, AZ. Coconino County's top Advanced Level Plus Sustainable Building Design Excellence Award 2010 is presented to LEA for the Grand Canyon National Park Airport Operations Building / Air Rescue Fire Fighting Facility and Highland Fire District Mountainaire Fire Station 23.

From Charlotte, NC in the National Design Awards competition: LEA – Architects won (3) three 2010 Design Excellence Awards from F.I.E.R.O. (Fire Industry Equipment Research Organization) , Fire Rescue Magazine, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs for the following projects:

  • Grand Canyon National Park Airport ARFF, Tusayan, Arizona – Merit Design Excellence Award
  • Forest Highlands Fire Station No. 25, Flagstaff, Arizona – Honor Design Excellence Award
  • Paradise Valley Fire Station 1, Paradise Valley, Arizona – Merit Design Excellence Award

Scottsdale Fire Station No.2 (LEED Platinum) takes home the prestigious 2010 Valley Forward Crescordia in the Civic catagory for Valley Forwards 30th Anniversary Environmental Excellence Awards.

The Crescordia: Since Valley Forward's introduction of the Environmental Excellence Awards program, the coveted Crescordia - a Greek term that means "To Grow in Harmony" - has been given as the highest honor in each category

Scottsdale Fire Station No.2, the 1st Fire Station to receive LEED PLATINUM certification in the United States is to be a recipient of the 2010 Valley Forward Environmental Design Excellence Award that will be presented at the 30th annual VF Awards Gala in October. This represents the seventh time LEA has been recognized for environmental excellence by Valley Forward over the years.

LEA accepts Scottsdale Environmental Design Award (SEDA) sponsored by the City of Scottsdale and Sources and Design Publications (S+D) for the LEED Platinum Scottsdale Fire Station No. 2

Concrete Masonry Designs (National Magazine) features Paradise Valley Fire Station No. 2 which won a national Concrete and Masonry Design Award this year and ADOT TRANSend features the newly dedicated LEED GOLD Grand Canyon National Airport ARFF and Airport Operations building.

Highlands Fire Station No. 23 was dedicated with hundreds of people attending the early morning pancake breakfast and Building Dedication Ceremony. The building received many compliments and was awarded the top level Advanced Award for Sustainability from Coconino County during the ceremony.

Dedication of the new Grand Canyon Airport Operations Building + ARFF. LEA spoke on the numerous sustainable features that contributed to the final LEED Gold certification and Officials from the State of Arizona Governor’s Office, ADOT, Mayor of Tusayon, and the FAA, cut the ribbon of this major catalyst LEED Gold building. An Airport stakeholder workshop session hosted by ADOT was conducted after the ribbon cutting where LEA presented the sustainable vision of the new Terminal at the Grand Canyon airport.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) members and guests met with the LEA Architects to tour Paradise Valley Fire Station No. 1. LEA discussed architectural design concepts, art, function, and sustainable features of both Paradise Valley Fire Stations No. 1 and 2 (recent winners of Valley Forward, NCMA, FIERO and AZ Masonry Guild Awards). A special thanks to the Fire Fighters and SMoCA director of development Alexandra Moquay who organized the presentation and tour SMOCA and A-Beautiful-New-Building-in-Paradise-Valley blog

LEA Architects presents the top Gold Design Excellence Award won by LEA in a national design excellence competition for the 77 acre Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPSTC) to the City of Glendale officials. Pictured above from left-right: Lance Enyart, AIA (LEA), Glendale Fire Chief Mark Burdick, Randy Jones, RA (LEA), Craig Johnson (COG), Larry Enyart, FAIA (LEA), Larry Broyles (COG), Deputy City Manager Pam Kavanaugh, Deputy Chief Darrell Johnston and Deputy Chief Jim Higgins.

NCMA Design Excellence Honor Award for top Commercial project in the US & Canada from the National Concrete Masonry Association, Washington, DC. Paradise Valley Fire Station 2 Honor Award presentation at the NCMA National Convention, San Antonio, Texas – March 2010