At Lionakis, we work with you to create environments that transform the communities in which we all live and work. Working with us you will discover you are at the center of a passionate team that builds strong relationships based on trust and a common goal. Backed by designs that are sustainable, inspiring and appropriate. You will enjoy the process as much as the finished product. After all, it’s not about us, it’s about creating a better future for you, your end users, and the communities you serve.
Lionakis was founded in 1909 by George Sellon, California’s first State Architect, and we have since grown our presence throughout California and Hawaii. Building on more than a century of diverse project experience, Lionakis is a truly integrated multi-disciplinary firm specializing in many core services and markets across our offices. When joining or working with our team, you’ll find…
When you engage us, you’ll discover that our most endearing legacy is not our longevity, but the vast wealth of expertise and experience designing exceptional built environments our great people have cultivated since 1909. You’ll collaborate with an ownership team that believes Lionakis is a vessel that allows each generation to leave their mark, leveraging design to improve the communities where we live and work. Each generation strives to leave the firm better than the one they inherited and you’ll experience a firm that will continue to build off this legacy for years to come.
As part of our team you’ll see that our firm’s culture is a reflection of our rich history and our commitment to designing a better future. You’ll be a part of a company that has sustained for over a century by focusing on the core principles of Relationships, Performance, and Design. Interacting with our young designers you’ll see the value we place in the next generation as we support the professional development of our future leaders. You’ll experience a culture that pushes the limits of technology and design while creating an environment where people can connect and engage.
DESIGNING A BETTER FUTURE
We see design in every opportunity.
We act with integrity, respecting
others to earn and retain their trust.
We lead with humility, bringing expertise
and inspiration to each endeavor.
We make a difference in our communities,
with work that matters and a culture of giving.
We put people first, promoting work life
balance and professional growth while
valuing diverse perspectives.
We will create a better future
for those who follow.
We believe that fostering an inclusive culture which values and promotes diversity and equity strengthens our workplace and our practice.
For 110+ years we’ve been Designing a Better Future, creating the places/spaces where communities come together to learn, work, gather and heal. In today’s ever-evolving and global environment, diverse teams challenge us with fresh perspectives. The result is innovative thinking and design. When we celebrate different backgrounds and viewpoints, both within our firm and the communities we serve, we harness the power of the collective whole: a positive power which creates connections, breaks down stereotypes, empowers potential and becomes the catalyst for change.
Together, we’re designing a better future…
For Lionakis. For our industry. For the communities we serve.