LPA Inc. Hires Educational Design Leader to Launch Dallas Office

From STEM laboratories to performing arts centers, LPA designs education spaces with a student-centered approach.

As I’ve gotten to know the people and principles of LPA, I’ve only become more energized about the ways we will support the growing Dallas community through their education spaces.

With nearly 40 years of educational design experience, LPA Inc. opens its new Dallas office. This is the firm’s sixth office nationwide and second in Texas. Located at 1920 McKinney Avenue, the office is led by educational facilities architect, Craig Drone. Drone, who draws on nearly 30 years of design experience, joins LPA as principal and regional studio director. He is responsible for developing the company’s presence in Dallas, sharing the benefits of LPA’s integrated design approach and pursuing opportunities with local clients.

“Craig Drone is unmatched in his passion for the education of Dallas’ students,” said Mark Oppelt, Principal of LPA San Antonio. “His expertise aligns with our passion to create innovative learning environments that inspire the next generation of learners.”

A philosophy of service

Drone has worked with many notable school districts across Texas designing project-based learning environments. He recently completed renovations and additions to Greenville High School in Greenville, Texas, with an arena designed for robotics competitions in their Career Tech Education (CTE) programming, and Burleson ISD, which included several phases of exploration for energy efficiency best practices through elementary school re-site projects.

“It’s not about my vision as the architect,” Drone explained about his approach to design. “It’s about creating 21st century schools

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