Design firm LPA has recently acquired LdG Landscape Architects, a San Diego, California studio focused on a research-based approach to developing active and meaningful outdoor spaces for people.
LdG founder and design director Rocio Gertler will join LPA as a principal and design director and her team members, Tommy King and Julia Roberts, will merge with LPA’s existing landscape practice. Under the leadership of directors Richard Bienvenu and Kari Kikuta, LPA’s landscape team has grown to more than 30 designers in California and Texas, working within LPA’s integrated practice to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and sustainability.
With LPA, the LdG design team will influence a wide variety of projects across LPA’s six studios in California and Texas, including mixed-use, commercial and healthcare environments.
LdG Landscape Architects is a seven-year-old boutique firm with an established track record of designing impactful, functional and responsible spaces. In July, LdG completed the first phase of the renovation of a San Diego medical office building for Kaiser Permanente, featuring a public square designed to engage the community in different ways.
LdG and LPA designers have already worked together on several projects and the two firms share many core philosophies, including a focus on creating memorable human experiences regardless of the project type, size and budget, Gertler says. LdG also brings a shared focus on sustainability.