Community Service

The leadership at LVA Urban Design Studio believes in the importance of social responsibility. We make it a habit to lend our expertise to design and community boards, as well as provide community service for projects in both the public and private arenas.

Whether we’re serving on government boards or donating design and zoning services to the private sector, LVA is proud to offer our leadership know-how and expert skills to the community.


Desert Spaces Task Force, Maricopa Association of Governments – Steven Voss, member

Design Review Board, City of Tempe – Steven Voss, member and chair

McDowell Sonoran Land Trust Board, Scottsdale – Steven Voss, member



Community Projects

Friends in Gasca Gardens Master Plan, a Tempe Community Garden, 2012
LVA prepared the master plan, phasing strategy, design details and construction management for the community garden.
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Photo Credit: Friends in Gasca Garden (FIGG)

One with the Eagle Sculpture Plaza,
Scottsdale Airpark, 2010
LVA worked closely with citizens and artist Pat Mathieson to create the setting for Scottsdale’s Airpark entry.

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Photo Credits: John Meyer, Charlie Leight/The Arizona Republic

Yearlings Sculpture Garden,
Scottsdale Mall Entry, City of Scottsdale, 1986
Working closely with former council member Paul Messenger and artist George-Ann Tognoni, LVA helped create the setting for the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall entry.

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Photo Credit: Scottsdale Cultural Council

Private School Master Planning & Entitlement Projects

Phoenix Christian Grade School, 1995 & 2009
LVA participated in the school’s site planning and use permit approval process.

Valley Christian High School, 1998 & 2006
LVA was involved in the campus expansion planning, master planning, rezoning and landscape architecture for this high school.

Private Sector Projects

New Pathways for Youth, Phoenix, Arizona, 2013 – zoning, entitlements, site planning
LVA prepared the Planned Unit Development zoning narrative, managed the zoning entitlement and community participation processes, and provided landscape design services.

Young Life Lost Canyon, Williams, Arizona, 1998 – zoning, master planning, site planning
LVA worked with representatives of Young Life to master plan and entitle this Christian youth camp.
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Photo Credit: Young Life

Their work was vital with Valley Partnership in crafting a compromise with various municipalities. They offer an understanding of the process that is extraordinarily helpful, extremely professional and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend LVA.”

– Heidi Kimball , Vice President
Sunbelt Holdings