LDA architects, previously Lowenstein Durante Architects, is an award-winning architectural firm founded in 1995. They are proud of their solid reputation with numerous clients for superior service, quality design and technical skill. Located in The Offices at the historic Agora in Midtown Cleveland, Ohio, LDA includes a staff of nine people including four registered architects.
LDA is Northeast Ohio’s emerging leader in urban redevelopment, multifamily residential, adaptive reuse, and the renovation, rehabilitation and preservation of historic structures. Founder Dominick Durante was determined in 1995 to create an organization that is young in spirit and intensity, but mature in judgment, experience and understanding. Our firm is dynamic and growing, blessed with talent and passion. We have a diverse client base offering intellectually challenging and satisfying work and mounting success in the arena of our marketplace.
LDA works from the belief that people respond positively to well-designed, beautiful environments. We are not interested in design trends or fashion. Rather we strive to produce design that will be timely but timeless as well. We see our work as a balancing act - we strive to enhance the functional with the aesthetic and to manage value while creating beauty.
The firm approaches design as an open, iterative process with the client integrally involved during all phases of the work. Our firm listens to each client’s needs and applies fresh thinking to each project attempting to respond, in each case, to the special character of the particular client, as well as the site, the context and the budget. Therefore it is difficult to characterize our work in terms of a style.
Programming, Existing facilities surveys, Site analysis/selection, Site development planning & feasibility studies, Architectural & Interior Design/Documentation, Adaptive reuse & historic preservation planning, National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Review, LEED Certification, Sustainability & green building, Bidding/negotiation services, Construction administration & management, Renderings/illustration, Master planning, Urban design
Certifications and Awards
2013 & 2014 NOAA Silvery Key Awards 2008 Preservation Award 2008 NOAA Gold Award for the Luxury Garden Apartment Category 2009-2011 NOAA Platinum Awards for the Luxury Garden Apartment Category 2004 Craftsmanship Awards 2002 Preservation Award NAHRO Awards