mesa counts on college

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LEA Architects is serving as the Design Architect for the City of Mesa C.A.N. Learning Center tenant improvement. Working in partnership with the city of Mesa, LEA Architects has completed the design/ construction for the remodel of second floor in the city of Mesa owned New Leaf building. It is designed to serve low-income Mesa residents by meeting their immediate needs and providing programs and support for a more substantial future. Through the use of creative space planning, all the programs can be accommodated in a clean, bright, and welcoming configuration. The use of glass room dividers allow spaces to interact and take advantage of existing windows for daylighting. The project will help increase the economic stability of thousands of Mesa individuals annually.

arizona state university nursing health innovation - instructional labs + kitchens

51,038 s.f.

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LEA worked with the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health to relocate the Nutritional Instruction Kitchens from the Polytechnic campus to the Downtown Phoenix Campus. The project scope includes renovating approximately 5,138 gross s.f. of space on the first floor of Nursing & Health Innovation Phase I to accommodate the following program: instructional kitchen, commercial kitchen, retail kitchen and dining, support spaces, office space and meeting/demonstration space. The project was designed and built on a fast track schedule to fulfill the curriculum requirements for the spring 2011 semester at the Downtown Phoenix Campus.


  • Energy efficient light fixtures + motion sensors that automatically turn off lights.
  • Cotton batt sound insulation above ceilings and in walls is made from
  • recycled blue jeans.
  • The existing structural post tensioned concrete slab was repurposed as a
  • finished floor material providing a durable, cost effective, and attractive
  • natural flooring surface.
  • Existing Carpet Tiles were salvaged and reused in the office and multi-purpose
  • room.
  • Indoor environment quality is enhanced though exhaust systems interlocked
  • with kitchen equipment as well as architectural space planning that
  • maximizes access to natural daylight and views from occupied spaces.
  • Recycling containers are provided throughout the facility.

arizona state university alumni center + faculty club

LEA served architect for the Arizona State University Alumni Center Faculty Club. The project was a master plan study for a portion of the main campus of ASU. The design included two buildings that housed the departments of the alumni association, development offices, and the faculty club. An important theme of the design was to incorporate historic elements into the new design. A large portion of the area was dedicated to outdoor patio spaces. There is a main colonnade between the two buildings and several outdoor patios adjacent to interior areas.

Several areas included:

  • Records Area
  • Offices
  • Reception Area
  • Several Dining Areas
  • Kitchen
  • Bar/ Lounge Area
  • Library/ Study
  • Billiard Room
  • Entertainment Room
  • Card Area
  • Publication Graphics Area

maricopa county community district - glendale community college

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arizona western college classrooms at yuma fire station no. 5

13,681 s.f.

LEA worked with Chief Hank Green and Arizona Western College in the construction of the new Yuma Fire Station No. 5 and College Classroom Building. Fire Station No. 5 becomes the lead project for the follow on the twenty (20) acre Fire Training Academy. The facility includes three (3) drive through apparatus bays, living, kitchen and dining spaces. The facility sleeps ten (10) firefighters and contains offices for both the Police and Fire Departments. LEA designed the 3,000 s.f. classroom building for Arizona Western College as a part of the project. The five (5) acre site includes both building and separate parking for the college. Fire Science classes are part of the Arizona Western College Curricula. The Fire Station and College Classroom Building are constructed of split-face concrete masonsry units with vaulted standing seam metal roof. The apparatus room utilizes translucent wall panels and translucent fiberglass overhead doors to allow natural light into the apparatus bays. Large screened patios with steel circular shading devices enhance the quality of life for Yuma Emergency Service Personnel. Low maintenance desert xeriscape landscaping is a feature of this Western Arizona project.

phoenix driving track - classroom building

phase 1:
driver training track: 30 acres classroom building: 2,500 s.f.

phase 2:
buildings: 145,600 s.f.

phase 3: buildings: 11,200 s.f.

LEA-Architects served as the Architect and Planner for the Phoenix Fire Dept. Fire Training Academy Master Plan & Driver Training Track. Phase 1 includes the construction of the Driver Training Track which consists of one classroom structure, and various driving drills and obstacles. The 2,500 square foot classroom structure will house a classroom, driving simulator, offices, toilets, storage for the track, and a drill repelling tower. The track is designed to allow simultaneous drills to be held with minimal interference. The track will incorporate a large dynamics/skid pad that allows that section of the track to be flooded or to simulate adverse weather conditions. All of these items were designed by LEA-Architects to provide a quality environment for this specialized training. Features include: classroom structure, covered parking for up to eight fire-fighting apparatuses, a structure for the protection and control of the various water based activities on the drill pad, water spray system, water deluge system, 20,000 gallon underground storage for skid/dynamics pad, oil / water separator, serpentine drill, confined space turnaround, alley dock drill, diminishing clearance drill, zig zag drill, controlled breaking drill, and a lane change drill. Phase 2 is to include the following buildings: administration, classrooms, auditorium, fitness/gym/lockers, special ops, CPAT, fi re station (simulated), burn rooms, drill tower, prop control tower, outdoor auditorium, big box prop. Phase 3 includes simulated ARFF/structural.

henderson, nevada fire training academy

28,000 s.f.

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LEA designed and built a 17,500 s.f. Fire Station and 10,500 s.f. state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Academy for the City of Henderson, Nevada. The program/master plan process for the dual user facility included personnel interviews, questionnaires and existing facility analysis and review of the Henderson Fire Department. As, a separate service, LEA provided separate performance specifications and bid documents for all the outdoor and indoor computerized fire training props which saved the City considerable costs during the bidding process. LEA provided complete Construction Management Services during construction & coordinated all work of the separate contracts on the project. LEA developed and coordinated design documents for: emergency power systems, classrooms and administrative areas, covered outdoor training areas, site and building security systems, site props/misc. training props, video simulator training room, master planned for future additions, alarm/communications systems. The project features an active 4 bay fire station and one of the best Fire Training Academy programs in the southwest. Fire Fighters from all over the world have visited this facility and have given high marks for the design.

chandler fire training center

14,000 s.f.

LEA-Architects worked with Chief Jim Roxburgh and Chief Mark Walker on the master plans and design of the Chandler Fire Training Academy. LEA has master planned the facility for three separate phases of expansion. Materials include split-face CMU, metal roof and extensive concrete and asphalt paving for apparatus circulation and training. Special burn room protective liners are featured in this award-winning project. The facility includes a two-story burn prop and five-story training tower. The burn prop includes a manually operated propane gas burn prop system along with maze rooms. The facility also includes a first phase 2,700 s.f. administration and classroom building and a single drive thru apparatus storage and SCBA building. Follow on projects will include more classrooms and an auditorium. The Chandler Fire Training Academy includes an exterior covered classroom with tiered seating and integral trench/rescue prop. The site also includes numerous training props and a two-acre driver training area.

camelback bible church education building

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homer dukes sheet metal training facility

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arizona state university kirian lab

arizona state university UCENT student success center

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