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Levin Porter Associates is an award winning architectural firm with a proud 50 year history of blending innovative and functional design with responsive client service. These services include master planning, programming, architecture, interior design, cost estimating, and with our consultants, the engineering and specialized technologies required for a complete project.

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LPA Pursuing Green Business Certification

As part of our commitment to sustainable design, LPA is participating in a program offered through the Dayton Regional Green 3 initiative. The program is designed to help business reduce their ecological footprint, energy, and resource use by making small changes to everyday routines.

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LPA Helps Launch New Restaurant

Architecture sometimes gets the opportunity to reflect and focus on the brand, but also the innovative spirit and creativity of its users into a physical presence. The new design for the Fusian sushi restaurant, is just such an example. When the three young entrepreneurs of Fusian, Stephen Harman, Josh Weprin and Zach Weprin, came to Levin Porter Associates, they were looking for a sleek modern look that didn't skimp on detailing or the quality of the finishes. LPA worked closely with the emerging restaurateurs and the branding c concepts developed by FRCH / Cincinnati to make sure each aspect of the space met their vision and established the distinctive image they were looking to create with Fusian.

The 1,800 square foot project, located in the heart of the University of Dayton business corridor, was truly a collaborative effort between JZ Companies, FRCH Design, LPA and the Client. Experience, creativity, and passion were melded together to create a new brand that promises to take off and prosper for years to come! Easy. Casual. Sushi.



Byington Wins Chili Cook-off

Congrats to Steve Byington for winning the 16th Annual LPA Chili Cook-off. His chili took home the prize for Best Chili, as well as Hottest Chili; only the second time in the event's long history that this has been done. This is Byington's first win in the Best Chili category. After using the same recipe for 15 years, he finally decided to make some small changes and it appears to have made the difference.

This long standing LPA tradition allows our staff and their families to get together for some great fun , food and friendship.


Belmont High School Grand Opening

Levin Porter Architects worked with the staff and administrators from Dayton Public Schools, the Ohio School Facilities Commission and numerous community members to develop the new Belmont High School. LPA was responsible for all design areas; from architecture, to interior design, to furniture, fixtures and equipment. Originally designed to house 9th thru 12th grade students, academic and gymnasium additions were added during the construction period to accommodate the addition of 7th and 8th grade students to the high school.

The facility incorporates many cutting-edge, environmentally friendly concepts and is seeking a gold level certification in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The sustainable features include well day lit teaching spaces, low VOC emitting materials, wood from certified sustainable forests, water efficient fixtures including waterless urinals, an ice storage HVAC system, recycled materials and regional materials.

Boonshoft Museum / STEM School Collaboration

Levin Porter Associates is working with the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and the Gloria Dei Montessori School to develop preliminary plans to move the school into a 20,000SF addition to the museum. The design team is utilizing Levin Porter's BIM design capabilities.

Montessori schools follow the principle that children learn best by exploring their interests and work to foster an open learning environment in which children can choose, to an extent, what and how they learn. Amenities such as the Museum's planetarium and collections in biology, paleontology and anthropology would allow the school to structure a strong, hands-on approach to science. Levin Porter Associates is exploring the spatial connectivity between learning environments and the Museum's extensive and diverse exhibits.

Levin Porter Begins it's 52nd Year in Business

A lot has changed since LPA opened it's doors in 1960, but the firm's commitment to quality design and unmatched custom service have never wavered. As we conclude our Golden Anniversary year, we look forward to continuing to work with our clients to find the right architectural solutions for their needs and their budgets.

Residence Park Recognized by AIA

Levin Porter's recently completed PK-8 school, Residence Park, was awarded a Honorable Mention from the Dayton Chapter of the American Institute of Architects at their recent Awards Program.
The jury acknowledged the design team's efforts in it's use of daylighting and in reaching a LEED Gold status. The also commented on the project's good use of materials throughout; with color, pattern and shapes giving form to public spaces that are well scaled for children.

Kiser Elementary Wins National Award

Levin Porter Associates was recognized for "Outstanding Architecture and Design in Education" for the Kiser PK-8 Elementary School in Dayton. Kiser was awarded a "Project of Distinction" designation and appeared in the School Planning & Management's Education Design Showcase.

In the announcement, School Planning & Management stated, "Good designs don't just happen. They are created due to the hard work of the district, the architect and the community. Each project may be unique, yet they all share one common goal: to provide the best possible learning environment for all students at all levels of education. Your project, Kiser PK-8 Elementary School, has achieved this goal."