Heavy Medal Awards

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.

Keep Sedona Beautiful Architecture Award

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.

LEA Architects Sustainability Statement

For over 40 years LEA Architects has employed sustainable design strategies that directly respond to the local context and natural environment. Our design solutions are focused on energy and water conservation and promote healthy environments for our clients and building occupants. Our projects look beyond developing architecture for singular buildings and strive for a greater connection to the surrounding natural and built environment as a whole. We employ practical passive and active sustainable design solutions and work collaboratively with our team of engineering consultants to maximize sustainability and minimize environmental impact and life cycle operational building costs for our clients. LEA Architects has numerous LEED accredited professionals on staff and is a member of several environmental organizations including the USGBC and Valley Forward. LEA continually works with communities and government organizations in advancing the principals of sustainability. LEA has participated at the local and national level to promote the principles of sustainable design and construction.

• We recycle consumables, reduce waste and practice energy reduction when possible
• We developed a recycling program
• We utilize a formal energy management system
• We are a member of various environmental organizations
• We have a company-wide Recycling Program
• Our Director of Sustainability initiates and supports sustainability efforts
• We are recognized by peers and environmental organizations for providing leadership in sustainability
• We combine deliveries with customer visits
• We consolidate deliveries
• We utilize electronic communications and electronic transfer of documents. E-mail, fax and Portable Document Format (PDF)
• We use eco-friendly courier’s packaging/shipping materials that include post-consumer waste recycled materials and are recyclable
• Our packaging and shipping materials are reused until they eventually get recycled
• We update mailing lists to minimize unwanted mailings
• We specify products that can be purchased within a 500 mile radius of the delivery location
• We encourage carpooling, public transportation, and using other alternative modes of transportation
• We utilize teleconference, video conference, WebEx or GoTo Meetings
• We own electric, hybrid, or E-85 fueled vehicles
• We apply environmental criteria when making purchasing decisions.
• We purchase “green” (recyclable, reusable, non-toxic, bio-degradable, and made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials) supplies, products and materials.
• We specify sustainable products and or locally manufactured products
• We partner with sustainable suppliers or utilize suppliers who share in the sustainability commitment
• Our Director of Sustainability is researching industry best procurement practices

AIA Arizona Young Architect Award and Citation 2014

Lance Enyart, AIA, LEED AP received the prestigious AIA Arizona Young Architect Award and Citation 2014

Larry Enyart, FAIA has been named 2014 LEED Fellow

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).

Arizona Forward Governor’s Award for Energy and Innovation

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 from Arizona Masonry Guild

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

Dedication of Sedona Fire Station No. 6

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.

FIERO Design Excellence Award for proposed Prescott Fire Station

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.

Heavy Medal Awards

• 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