For 115 years, Lionakis has been designing, engineering, planning and shaping the Greater Sacramento region and beyond, with notable projects including the award-winning Sacramento River Water Intake Structure, the Cosumnes River College light rail station and the DMV headquarters.
Lionakis has been honored in the Metro Chamber Hall of Fame as a Historical Legacy Business by the Sacramento Historical Society and they have been recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the best places to work in Sacramento. But despite the growth of their workforce and changes in societal needs over the last century, one thing remains: Lionakis is committed to their community.
Under President Don McAllister’s leadership, the firm’s mission is “Designing a Better Future,” which radiates beyond the clients they serve.
“Every leader in Lionakis is committed to this legacy,” McAllister says. As Lionakis is on the verge of completing its third acquisition since 2020, this commitment is crucial for a smooth expansion.
“What truly sets Lionakis apart is a unique commitment the entire team shares to the success of each project, every client and to one another. Our leadership style incorporates an understanding of what the client’s business needs are and how they impact the community” -Laura Knauss, Chief Practice Officer
Joining McAllister in continuing this legacy of growth are Lionakis leaders Chief Practice Officer Laura Knauss and Chief Operations Officer Andy Deeble. Knauss brings a passion for a hands-on business model and elevating equity, diversity and inclusion in and out of Lionakis’s offices. Deeble has over a decade of experience in the industry and enjoys bringing value to the lives of their clients and employees.
“We built our foundation on some of the best design and business talent in the Sacramento area and leveraged that model to become a force throughout the state,” Deeble says.
“We are committed to doing the right thing from a long-term perspective,” McAllister says. “To our staff, to support professional growth and to our communities through design that is representative of their needs, the project surroundings and the environment.”
There is no doubt the Lionakis legacy will continue to thrive.