Lord Aeck Sargent (LAS) is an architecture and design firm with a history of creating environments people want to use and preserve. We thrive in the midst of complex projects that require depth of experience and cross-discipline collaboration. For 70 years responsive design has been our guiding philosophy.

Core Values
Core Values

We believe in thoroughly understanding the context of a site and recognizing the role of time, place, memory, and culture on its history. Context-driven design is rooted in critically engaging with, synthesizing, and analyzing the existing conditions, people, climate, and environment; developing architectural solutions that are grounded in the sincere understanding of the particular time and place of a project.

Core Values

Whether by creating buildings and landscapes that will stand the test of time or restoring a structure built in a previous era, we seek to deliver projects that will inspire love and admiration for generations. We do not design to reflect a specific aesthetic, but seek authenticity and timelessness. We ensure the physical viability of our projects into the future through technically sound construction detailing.

Core Values

Design begins with a clear definition of the client’s mission, vision, and big ideas. Simultaneously considering all parameters of a project and its specific context, we work through an intensely collaborative and inclusive process to offer creative holistic design solutions. From a clear concept to thoughtful materiality, from budget to schedule, from sustainability to systems integration, from user desires to owner intent, from client directives to social impact, and from aspirations to reality, we passionately strive for solutions that are comprehensively functional and exceed our clients’ expectations.

Core Values

We explore the inherent possibilities of a project with curiosity, passion, creativity, and inventiveness. We believe imagination extends through the way we approach design, detailing, consensus-building, management, and execution.

Core Values

The built environment evolves from needs, desires, opportunities, and limitations. Mindful of the realistic constraints of the program, budget, building codes, and schedule, we are continually searching for the highest and best use of available resources at hand to best serve our clients and their projects.

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Architecture evokes poetry when there is a clear intentionality behind the use of materials to produce moments of beauty, awe, and delight. From consciously designing how natural light enters a space to offering strategic views and gracious spaces, our work actively strives to create moments of surprise and offers a conversation between the place and the people it serves.

Core Values

We respect our earthly resources and endeavor to protect and enhance the environment through creating sustainable buildings. We believe in the preservation and reuse of existing structures, as they are inherently regenerative. We consciously select materials by reviewing their contents, embodied energy, and impact on the environment and creatively respond to the project’s specific climate, solar orientation, natural daylight, and views. Our entire team works collaboratively to develop a comprehensive sustainable energy strategy focusing on the goals of the AIA 2030 Challenge.

Lord Aeck Sargent is a resilient firm with a culture of practice built on LAS’s pursuit of Responsive Design, We promote a creative mission based the firm’s Core Design Values - LAS seeks imaginative design solutions that holistically integrate complex and technical program requirements in poetic ways to create enduring and regenerative spaces, mindful of their place, time and context-driven.

Our Culture

Lord Aeck Sargent emphasizes individual achievement and personal development aligned with both the employee’s aspirations and the firm’s objectives. Professional growth is supported through tailored training opportunities, including seminars and conferences often covered by the firm. We cultivate a positive work environment through regular communication via bi-weekly email updates, weekly “Wellness Wednesday” events, and yearly gatherings across all offices to foster collaboration. Additionally, our commitment to corporate responsibility is demonstrated through charitable giving initiatives, including workplace campaigns, pro bono services for local non-profits, and paid time off for community volunteer programs, reflecting our dedication to supporting meaningful causes.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Lord Aeck Sargent is committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace and proactively working to advance a culture and work environment where employees from all backgrounds, including those from marginalized communities, feel inspired, motivated, and engaged. We value our employees and their families, and we strive to create an appropriate work-life balance and provide workplaces where our employees, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or other minority status, are professionally challenged and satisfied.
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JEDI Committee

The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee was established to support an inclusive and equitable workplace, support employee development to address issues of systemic racism and sexism, promote equitable hiring and retention practices for underrepresented populations, and promote equitable design in the community. The committee focuses on promoting and ensuring fairness, inclusivity, and diversity within the firm’s operations, projects, and workplace culture.

JUST Label

Lord Aeck Sargent 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

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Transparency in Coverage

Lord Aeck Sargent Planning & Design, 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.