Dallas’ LPA Design Studios Adds Industry Veteran as Managing Director

John Hoenig will lead LPA’s structural engineering efforts throughout Texas, working within the firm's integrated design practice, which is setting new standards for high-performance buildings, the company said.

Dallas-based LPA Design Studios has added industry veteran John Hoenig as managing director of structural engineering, guiding structural design across civic, education, science and technology, healthcare, and commercial projects.

Hoenig will lead LPA’s structural engineering efforts throughout Texas, working within the firm’s integrated design practice, which is setting new standards for high-performance buildings, the company said.

“John’s collaborative approach to structural engineering is a great match with our integrated design practice,” LPA Director of Structural Engineering Bryan Seamer said in a statement. “He fits perfectly with what LPA does best: working across design disciplines to achieve sustainable, resilient, restorative design on every project, every budget, every scale.”

Led structural design on notable projects

Hoenig brings more than two decades of structural work to his new role at LPA.

The firm said that Hoenig is known for tackling unique and complex structural challenges across a wide range of project types. He led the structural design of many notable projects in Texas, including the AT&T Discovery District, the LEED Platinum-certified Student Services Building at the University of Texas at Dallas, and Dallas Independent School District’s Zan Wesley Holmes Jr. Middle School.

Hoenig has authored articles in Structural Engineer Magazine and Modern Steel Construction, and he has presented at the Texas Society of Architects conference. LPA said his design work has earned awards from the Urban Land Institute, Engineering News-Record and the American Institute of Architects at the state and national level, as well as R&D Magazine’s Lab of the Year Award.

Drawn by a ‘deep commitment to integrated design’

“I was drawn to LPA because of the firm’s deep commitment to integrated design,” Hoenig said in a statement. “It’s an approach where every design discipline takes ownership of every project from the very beginning, and no efficiency or design opportunity is left on the table.”

LPA said that Hoenig joins a Dallas studio that is expanding its portfolio of projects in multiple markets, including commercial, education, workplace, and life science. It said that Hoenig will work on a variety of projects with his new LPA team, including a new office for a Texas biotech company, a 15,000-square-foot administration building addition, and a net zero energy recreation center.

LPA said that its structural engineering practice is nationally recognized for providing elegant, cost-effective solutions to the most challenging design problems.

The firm has been honored with many of the structural engineering industry’s top honors, including four national awards from the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations. Earlier this year, LPA joined the SE 2050 Commitment, an initiative to reduce and ultimately eliminate embodied carbon in structural systems by 2050.

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