Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) is a full-service, award-winning architectural and design firm with more than 3,000 projects completed.
In June 2018, LAS joined Katerra, a technology company revolutionizing the design and construction industries. LAS helped expand Katerra’s design expertise, capability and U.S. footprint, while sharpening its focus on innovation across the spectrum of architecture, landscape architecture, planning, preservation, and interiors.
LAS’ existing leadership, six offices and eight practice areas remain intact and focused on their common mission of providing responsive design, technological expertise and exceptional service in order to provide clients with the best possible facilities and places that will serve them well into the future.
The LAS portfolio includes museums, arts centers, multifamily housing and mixed-use projects, government buildings, laboratories, corporate headquarters, education and conference facilities, and downtown and neighborhood plans. Our services range from master planning and programming to design, construction administration, and facility management support. At the time of the addition of LAS, Katerra expanded to have 291 designers in 11 locations, and architecture licenses in 31 states and British Columbia and Alberta in Canada.
The design staff at LAS represents a broad range of experiences in design and construction. Our staff includes registered architects, interior designers, urban designers, landscape architects, materials specialists, land planners, cost estimators, and zoning specialists.
Our projects have been awarded more than 200 awards including national distinctions such as three R&D Magazine Laboratory of the Year and Special Mentions Awards as well as multiple AIA Honor Awards for Excellence in Architecture for our work with a wide variety of clients. The firm has been in Engineering News-Record (ENR) Magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms list 11 times, is No. 88 on ENR’s Top 100 Green Design Firms list, and has been named a Top Green Design firm more than 15 times by numerous publications.
At LAS, our goal is to create buildings that have a restorative, positive impact on the building's inhabitants and a regenerative impact on the environment. We have practiced sustainability since the early 1990s and believe in using an analytical approach to optimizing building performance. Additionally, LAS was one of the first architecture firms in the country to adopt The 2030 Challenge, an initiative that called on the global building sector to immediately reduce energy usage by 50 percent in new buildings and major renovations in order to avoid hazardous climate change. LAS became one the first 20 architecture firms in the world to earn a JUST Label in February 2017. The JUST Program provides a “transparency platform” for organizations to report on 22 organization- and employee-related indicators, with the goal of helping organizations “optimize policies that improve social equity and enhance employee engagement.”
Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Affirmative Action. Lord Aeck Sargent is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, color, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status (VEVRAA), marital status, pregnancy, age, protected medical condition, genetic information, disability or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state and local laws.
college and university clients across the country
LAS was one of the first architecture firms in the country to adopt The 2030 Challenge
LAS is a member of 1+ , a community of design professionals committed to dedicating one percent of working hours to pro bono service for non-profit organizations