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When working with institutional and not-for-profit clients, we first seek to deeply understand each organization’s aspirations and work diligently to capture a shared vision for each project. We do this through intense collaboration and dialogue with the client as well as in-depth critical analysis of the site, the project budget, and the program. Balancing these forces is LDA’s main goal: enhancing the functional with the aesthetic and managing value while creating beauty.


We know that, at one level, our institutional projects are about creating well-designed facilities while using land and physical resources as effectively as possible. At a deeper level, we know that institutional projects are about much more. We believe they should also be a catalyst: for institutional advancement, for institutional pride and for promoting the mission of the organization.

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