Wendy Rogers
Wendy Rogers

Sustainable design firm LPA announced today that Wendy Rogers, FAIA, has been named its new CEO, succeeding chief executive Robert Kupper, AIA, who led the firm for 30 years. Rogers will be only the second CEO in the firm's 50-plus-year history.

"It will be a privilege to build on Bob’s legacy,” Rogers said in a press release. “Bob has helped instill a collaborative work ethic, focused on problem-solving and creating sustainable places that enrich lives.”

This transition "has been planned for several years," according to Kupper in the release, who will remain with LPA in an advisory role.

“Wendy has a strong sensibility that balances the business practice of the firm with the fundamental belief that design can change lives,” said LPA president Dan Heinfeld. “These are exciting times at LPA and Wendy’s collaborative leadership approach will be a catalyst in making our firm better.”

Rogers joined the firm—which has offices in California and Texas—in 1987 and has served as chief talent officer since 2015. She is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.