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