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3 LEA Fire Stations featured in Fire Apparatus Magazine

Phoenix (AZ) Station 59 Design by LEA Architects Gets LEED Platinum Award

Sedona Fire Station Combines Innovation and Functionality

San Luis Obispo (CA) County Regional Airport Fire Station Houses Municipal, ARFF Firefighting Functions

Wolff Residence featured in Atomic Ranch

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 wins Design Excellence Award for El Mirage from Fire Chief Magazine

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

“Images of America – Paradise Valley Architecture”

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:

Fire Chief Station Style Conference

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.

AIA Generations Exhibit

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.

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.

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.