LS3P ASSOCIATES LTD., a leader in the Southeast for architecture, design and strategic visioning services, and Greenville‐based firm, Neal Prince Architects, regionally known for providing clients with unique, responsive design and renovation services, announced a merger of the two firms integrating over 200 architects, planners, interior designers, and support staff.

This merger gives LS3P, with current South Carolina offices in Charleston and Columbia, a larger presence in the state and adds to the experience of LS3P’s North Carolina offices in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington. For a transitional period, the Greenville office will operate as LS3P Neal Prince before formally assuming the LS3P name.

Thom Penney, president/CEO of LS3P, said “Through this partnership we are able to combine portfolios, strengths and markets. By increasing our regional presence within the architectural community, we’ll bring broader and deeper expertise to existing, new
and prospective clients.”

Success from experience defines the concentration of leadership, talent, expertise, and enthusiasm that both firms bring to the table. These fundamental values have led to the firms receiving over 350 recognitions from the AIA, ASID, IIDA, ULI and other notable organizations for excellence in design.

According to Scott May, AIA, LEED AP, president and partner of Neal Prince Architects, the timing is perfect to make this move, especially because of a growing trend where smaller firms are taking a step to become regional firms.

“We’ll now have one firm in multiple cities to better reach clients in North and South Carolina,” said May. “Plus, with our like‐minded philosophies and long‐term growth visions, we’ll be able to maintain excellent design services and similar, positive office cultures for our staff.”