Blanton Joins LPA Inc. as Principal in Dallas
DALLAS, TX Gary Blanton joins LPA Inc. as Principal in its Dallas, Texas, office. Blanton brings more than 30 years of experience as a senior executive in the design and construction industry within the Texas market. He will lead strategic efforts in broadening and establishing LPA's servicesincluding architecture, interior design, landscape and engineeringin the region.
"I believe that activating in the market is the best way of discovering the need," said Blanton. "Design is solving a client's unique challenges and providing the design solution that allows an organization to realize and achieve their vision."
Blanton will work alongside Principal Craig Drone to create strategic partnerships and identify project opportunities in higher education, healthcare, civic and sport and recreation markets to expose organizations to LPA's unique informed design approach with a research-based process.
Throughout Blanton's career, he has led growth and expansion in Texas regional markets while helping to build a strong collaborative of design professionals. Primarily focused on educational environments, he has worked directly with educators and school administrators to plan, design and oversee development of comprehensive facilities.
Blanton joins LPA after the firm opened its office in Dallas its second office in Texas and sixth office nationwide. The regionally diverse state presents opportunity for the design firm as it expands its services and grows its presence.
A prominent member of the industry with a philosophy in line with LPA's mission to apply a thoughtful design process and deliver a building that not only looks good but performs well, Blanton said, "What makes great architecture is the willingness to deeply engage your client to discover the best solution. It is that level of detail and commitment to the craft that makes LPA's projects successful."