Vice President  |  Principal  |  Studio Leader

With over 30 years of experience in architecture, Richard Gowe serves as Vice President, Principal, and Studio Leader in LS3P’s Charleston office.  Specializing in commercial development projects, Richard is skilled in finding assets within liabilities. His experience includes new construction, renovations, and tenant upfits, and he serves as a “businessman’s architect” while designing outstanding urban and architectural spaces.

A 1983 graduate of Clemson University with a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University, Richard has worked extensively in Charleston’s historic district, and has assisted many of the city’s most experienced developers as well as out-of-town clients in navigating the complicated Charleston development landscape. He is well-versed in the stringent requirements of the local Board of Architectural Review, and participates as manager, client contact, designer, and strategist in the public approvals process.

Richard lives with his wife and 3 children on Daniel Island, where he has been involved in Cross Fit, helping his wife start a community garden, and coaching baseball and basketball. Richard’s hobbies include golf, tennis, and chaperoning his kids’ activities.