Principal, LPA Design Studios
Keith Hempel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, specializes in designing commercial projects focused on sustainability, energy efficiency and human health and well-being. In his 20+-year career with LPA, he has contributed to numerous award-winning projects, championing integrated and collaborative design practices to improve a project’s response to the environment and the client’s goals.
As Principal and Design Director for LPA, he leads an integrated team focused
on balancing the practical and poetic. He joined LPA shortly after earning his Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Environmental Design. He has helped grow the firm into a multi-disciplined practice with more than 400 professionals with six offices in California and Texas. Across a wide portfolio, he has often focused on adaptive reuse and renovation, reviving and re-imagining outdated buildings into efficient and productive facilities.