Archive for 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from LEA!

Phoenix Station 59 receives LEED Platinum Certification from the USGBC

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 wins the AIA Arizona Sustainable Firm of the Year

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.

Valley Forward Crescordia for Design Excellence

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.

El Mirage Fire Station Dedication

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

Design School alum wins architecture’s coveted Silver Medal

Design School alum, Larry Enyart wins architecture’s coveted Silver Medal

See ASU Alumni article, May 7, 2012


Lance Enyart, AIA is selected as one of this Year’s ENR Southwest Top 20 Under 40

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.