LOS ANGELES – November 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA) has hired Celine Larkin, AIA, LEED AP, as associate vice president and senior planner in the Los Angeles office. She will direct planning across the firm’s growing healthcare, higher education and public/corporate practice groups.
Larkin has more than 25 years of experience focused on urban design, master planning and architectural design for educational, institutional, mixed-use commercial and housing work nationally and internationally. Her notable work includes a campus master plan for Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington; the Puerto Rico Convention Center District and the San Juan Waterfront in San Juan, Puerto Rico; and the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribal Housing in Chilmark, Massachusetts. She is currently working on a campus study for a California State University campus.
“I consider the holistic vision of master planning, from the grand scale of an urban or campus environment to the fine grain of architectural detail,” Larkin said. “Successful planning balances an organization’s cultural, functional and sustainable goals with financial benchmarks and business objectives.”
Before joining HGA, she most recently was an Urban Design + Planning Leader with Gensler in Los Angeles. Previously, she held architectural design and planning leadership roles with SITU Architecture + Urban Design and CBT Architects, both in Boston, Massachusetts.
Larkin has a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in visual and environmental studies from Harvard University. She has taught architecture and urban design at MIT, Brandeis University and Roger Williams University. She has served as a guest critic and lecturer at Harvard, the University of Southern California and California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.
Larkin is a registered architect in Massachusetts and a LEED® Accredited Professional. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Los Angeles.
HGA is an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm. With offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, California; Minneapolis and Rochester, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Washington DC, the nationally recognized firm has developed expertise in the healthcare, corporate, government, arts, community, education, and science/technology industries since 1953. Our culture for interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge sharing and design investiga¬tion helps prepare our clients for the future with responsive, innovative and sustainable design. Visit www.HGA.com or follow the firm on Facebook or Twitter.