Grace Church Greer + Anderson CampusesOld Buildings, New Stories Grace Church: Greer Campus & Anderson Campus Grace Church, a fast-growing congregation in the Greenville, SC area, has 10 locations operating with hybrid model that allows for both unity and individuality. Each campus has its own pastor but shares resources across all locations; a taped sermon is broadcast weekly at all locations in conjunction with liveCommunity and Technical College ExperienceCommunity and Technical College Experience Successful community and technical college designs are more than “brick and mortar” solutions. These facilities welcome the campus community and provide accessible, affordable education geared toward student success. They house the specialized laboratories and equipment that help to build up local and regional workforces, preparing students for highly skilled jobs in high demand. They areCatch and Release: Coastal Resilience and Water Inundation in the SoutheastCatch and Release: Coastal Resilience and Water Inundation in the Southeast by Nicholas Bilgri In the context of architecture and urban planning, resilience is not a product that can be specified, or a certificate that can be achieved with a checklist. Guidelines are helpful, but to achieve truly resilient communities, designers must go beyond that binding framework. Architects and urbanWhere Region Meets BuildingWhere Region Meets Building by Darrell Puffer and Ting Wang At first glance, a region may appear relatively uniform in terms of culture, geography, and climate. Careful mapping of regional data, however, reveals diverse patterns in motion across both regional geography and climate. LS3P’s office locations cover an area that spans the Blue Ridge, the Piedmont, the Sandhills, and theNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: RaleighNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: Raleigh This holiday season, we honor the colleagues, clients, and friends who make our neighborhoods great. On your behalf, and with gratitude for your friendship, LS3P is donating to nonprofit organizations in each of our eight cities. This Holiday Season, our Raleigh team brought holiday cheer to our neighbors throughout their communities. First, a group ofNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: SavannahNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: Savannah This holiday season, we honor the colleagues, clients, and friends who make our neighborhoods great. On your behalf, and with gratitude for your friendship, LS3P is donating to nonprofit organizations in each of our eight cities. LS3P’s Savannah office rallied together to collect much-needed supplies in support of Union Mission. After a year of devastatingNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: CharlotteNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: Charlotte This holiday season, we honor the colleagues, clients, and friends who make our neighborhoods great. On your behalf, and with gratitude for your friendship, LS3P is donating to nonprofit organizations in each of our eight cities. LS3P’s Charlotte office participated in the annual Herman Miller’s “We Care” event, a holiday tradition started over 20 yearsNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: CharlestonNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: Charleston This holiday season, we honor the colleagues, clients, and friends who make our neighborhoods great. On your behalf, and with gratitude for your friendship, LS3P is donating to nonprofit organizations in each of our eight cities. In light of the holidays, our Charleston team came together to collect donations and prepare grocery bags for TridentNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: WilmingtonNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: Wilmington This holiday season, we honor the colleagues, clients, and friends who make our neighborhoods great. On your behalf, and with gratitude for your friendship, LS3P is donating to nonprofit organizations in each of our eight cities. Our Wilmington office came together this holiday season to collect toys for TA Loving. TA Loving collects toys andNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: ColumbiaNeighbor to Neighbor Campaign: Columbia This holiday season, we honor the colleagues, clients, and friends who make our neighborhoods great. On your behalf, and with gratitude for your friendship, LS3P is donating to nonprofit organizations in each of our eight cities. Our Columbia team's holiday outreach efforts hit very close to home: Columbia Assistant Construction Administrator Emily Nelson is marriedAdaptive Reuse of Big Box Stores and MallsAdaptive Reuse of Big Box Stores and Malls Author: Christina Meyer, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Fellow, with guidance from LS3P For decades the mall was a beacon of economic success and a highlight of American ideals. Malls brought about massive job creation, presented a fun and engaging outlet for time and money, and gave generations of Americans aIndustrial Trends & OverviewIndustrial Trends & Overview The Southeast US is particularly well positioned to take advantage of strong anticipated growth in the industrial market. A number of trends, from the rise of ecommerce to growth in onshoring, will lead to the continued demand for industrial facilities of all types; the last decade has seen a steady rise in advanced manufacturing across theDesigning for the City Fabric: Urban InfillDesigning for the City Fabric Urban Infill The history of America is filled with stories of cities. Urban populations may rise and decline with demographic trends, but one thing is certain: the current trend is towards significant urban growth, and this growth shows no signs of slowing. People are moving to cities for employment, cultural and social opportunities, and aOn the Plus SideOn the Plus Side LS3P’s pro bono work over several decades has benefitted a broad range of community partners; joining the 1+ network allows the firm to formalize its commitment to community engagement through design and to track long-term impacts. CEO Marc Marchant, AIA, believes that joining the 1+ network reinforces the firm’s values. “Our vision states that in ourInteracting with Environments: Experiential Graphic DesignInteracting with Environments Experiential Graphic Design Experiential Graphic Design (EGD) is the marriage of graphic design, architecture, and interior design which combines typography, color, and form. It plays a critical role in how we experience, understand, navigate, and interact with our environment. The purpose of EGD is to provide something unique and meaningful to the user, whether it’s creating anOutpatient Healthcare: A New Medical Home for Patients and Community Care SettingsOutpatient Healthcare A New Medical Home for Patients and Community Care Settings Outpatient healthcare helps to shift the focus from hospital-scale to patient-scale. In addition to making lower-acuity procedures less stressful and more accessible, medical office buildings can play a critical role in wellness and preventative care through education and other programs. Our current healthcare landscape will continue to relyRising Demand, Growing Opportunities: Allied Health Career Training ProgramsRising Demand, Growing Opportunities Allied Health Career Training Programs According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in the healthcare profession are anticipated to grow 14% by 2028, creating approximately 1.9 million new jobs and making it the fastest growing industry in the nation. Meeting this demand will require a pipeline of talent, technical and community colleges across the countryCybernetic Care: Blurring the Line Between Telehealth and In-Person CareCybernetic Care Blurring the Line Between Telehealth and In-Person Care Due to COVID-19, telehealth evolved from a luxury to the preferred method for routine care in the United States. This revealed opportunities to use our digital tools in more efficient ways. Cybernetics, the driving concept behind artificial intelligence, integrated with healthcare delivery will entirely overhaul the system: eliminating waiting rooms,Kirsten Schoettelkotte Joins Leadership GreenvilleKirsten Schoettelkotte Joins Leadership Greenville Greenville Architect Kirsten Schoettelkotte has joined the Greenville Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2021. Leadership Greenville is a ten-month intensive program which prepares current and future leaders to provide innovative, dynamic, and influential change in the community.Margaret Clarkson Joins Leadership ColumbiaMargaret Clarkson Joins Leadership Columbia Columbia Business Development representative Margaret Clarkson has joined the Columbia Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2021. Leadership Columbia is a ten-month program designed to engage the skills of current and prospective community leaders through professional development, community involvement, and networking opportunities.Becky Smith Graduates from Leadership CharlestonBecky Smith Graduates from Leadership Charleston Charleston Healthcare Sector Leader Becky Smith recently graduated from Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2020. Leadership Charleston is a highly-regarded professional program focused on personal and community development.Angela Falk Douglas Joins Leadership WilmingtonAngela Falk Douglas Joins Leadership Wilmington Wilmington Healthcare Architect Angela Falk Douglas has joined the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2021. This 10-month program aims to educate, challenge, and motivate leaders to explore local issues and challenges, the dynamics of regional social and economic change, and diversity and inclusion opportunities, with a goal of community enhancement in mind.Sarah Mobraten Joins Leadership RaleighSarah Mobraten Joins Leadership Raleigh Raleigh Project Manager Sarah Mobraten has joined the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2021. Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program that provides participants with an in-depth view of community issues, allowing them to develop the necessary skills to play critical roles and make a difference in their community.Dean Rains Joins Leadership RaleighDean Rains Joins Leadership Raleigh Raleigh Project Manager Dean Rains has joined the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2021. Leadership Raleigh is a nine-month program that provides participants with an in-depth view of community issues, allowing them to develop the necessary skills to play critical roles and make a difference in their community.Healthcare by Design: Medical Office BuildingsHealthcare by Design Medical Office Buildings In this evolving healthcare climate which relies increasingly on outpatient care, spaces designed for maximum efficiency, flexibility, and patient comfort are critical to project success. The health care market encompasses diverse populations, and different practices will have very different needs; however, working within proven design parameters, we can tailor a Medical Office Building’s designIntegrating into the Environment: Live Oak BankIntegrating into the Environment Live Oak Bank The building’s form and concept were inspired by live oak trees, which filter light through their leaves and branches as they provide shelter. The design roots the building into its environment so that, at [Founder James S. “Chip” Mahan III]’s request, it “sits lightly on the land.” The exterior materials are authentic toDavid Quick Joins Leadership CharlestonDavid Quick Joins Leadership Charleston Charleston Architect David Quick was accepted into the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2021. Leadership Charleston is a highly-regarded professional program focused on personal and community development.Building Strength: Dowd YMCA Renovation & AdditionBuilding Strength Dowd YMCA Renovation & Addition Charlotte’s iconic Central Y was one such storied place. Located on Morehead Street adjacent to Uptown in the booming South End neighborhood near historic Dilworth, the Central Y had served as Charlotte’s flagship Y since its construction in 1964. Over the years, a series of ad hoc additions and renovations had addressed pressingEmergency Operations CentersEmergency Operations Centers An Emergency Operations Center (EOC) serves as a secure location for decision making and communication in the event of an emergency. Most often used by government entities (local, state, or national) or corporations, the EOC is a critical facility supporting disaster response. The purpose of this white paper is to identify and evaluate best practices for EOCFuture Forward: Advanced Manufacturing Training Facility Create Real Results for a New EconomyFuture Forward: Advanced Manufacturing Training Facilities Create Real Results for a New Economy In a rapidly changing economy, one truth unites people across the country: more jobs - and better jobs - are a good thing for everyone. When companies bring new jobs to an area, this job growth not only benefits employees, but also creates ripple effects that extendLisa Pinyan Met with U.S. Senator and Georgia Governor While Serving on the Second Harvest Food Bank’s Executive BoardLisa Pinyan Met with U.S. Senator and Georgia Governor While Serving on the Second Harvest Food Bank's Executive Board Lisa Pinyan of our Savannah office previously served as the President of Second Harvest Food Bank and continues to serve on the executive board. Over the past month, she has been meeting with U.S. Senator Kelly Loeffler and Georgia Governor BrianSix Feet Apart, Together: Maximizing Your Current Schools While Physical DistancingSix Feet Apart, Together Maximizing Your Current Schools While Physical Distancing School systems around the nation are grappling with the complexities of opening their facilities to varying degrees this fall. Doing so as safely as possible will require creative solutions to implement CDC and other public health guidelines for physical distancing, face coverings, handwashing, and operational strategies for continuous cleaning.Post-COVID Restroom StrategyPost-COVID Restroom Strategy An attempt to create a touch-free environment The office gang restroom is said to be the primary deterrent to companies reopening. To address physical distancing, hygiene, and sanitization needs in gang restrooms, the following strategies may be appropriate. Read more...Building Towards the Future: Aeronautical Training Center at Trident Technical CollegBuilding Towards the Future Aeronautical Training Center at Trident Technical College According to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, in 2019 the aerospace industry employed over 22,000 South Carolinians at 400 firms, with a statewide impact of $19 billion a year. Much of that activity has been driven by Boeing, which located its 1.2 million SF 787 Dreamliner final assemblyMichelle Marks Participated in a Panel Discussion with Cape Fear CREWMichelle Marks Participated in a Panel Discussion with Cape Fear CREW Michelle Marks of our Wilmington office participated in a panel discussion with Cape Fear CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). The panel discussed "Getting Back to Work" during and after COVID-19.Becky Smith Serves as an Active Board Member at Beautiful Gate CenterBecky Smith Serves as an Active Board Member at Beautiful Gate Center Becky Smith of our Charleston office serves as an active board member at the Beautiful Gate Center. They are opening a Developmental Learning Center in North Charleston for children with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders and other diagnoses. In the Lowcountry alone there are over 10,000Kevin Schaffner and Claire Schultz’s Uptown Group for ACE Charlotte Wins the ACE CupKevin Schaffner and Claire Schultz's Uptown Group for ACE Charlotte Wins ACE Cup Kevin Schaffner and Claire Schultz of the LS3P Charlotte office co-lead the Uptown Group for ACE Charlotte. Each year their high school students compete in the ACE Cup over the course of the school year to create a design that abides by a RFP and showcases theirDesigning for Resilience: Adapting Facilities for the COVID EraDesigning for Resilience Adapting Facilities for the COVID Era As our businesses and public spaces begin to reopen across the country, few places will function exactly the way they did before “COVID-19” and “physical distancing” were part of the common lexicon. We have experienced rapid global change at a scale few could have imagined just months ago. Our knowledge continuesPhysical Distancing in Formal Campus Learning SpacesPhysical Distancing in Formal Campus Learning Spaces As higher education institutions work through the endless logistics of returning to campus, all are facing common problems including incorporating physical distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and public health experts. Formal learning spaces, including classrooms, lecture halls, and seminar rooms, can meet these guidelines at lower occupancies than their design capacities.COVID-19’s Effect on the WorkplaceCOVID-19's Effect on the Workplace Although the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will not be understood for some time, the workplace as we know it will certainly change. We must strategize new ways to learn and grow from what we are experiencing in order to make the workplace as safe and healthy as possible for all. Employers are nowTransformation Tuesday: Work From Home Edition, Finding the Silver LiningsTransformation Tuesday: Work from Home Edition, Finding the Silver Linings These are strange times. Nobody who is experiencing the spring of 2020 is likely to forget it. It started with a dangerous virus which for weeks had felt far away becoming, suddenly, very local. The early stages of denial that something like this could ever happen here in the Southeast2019 Year in Review2019 Year in Review LS3P We are pleased to report that LS3P's 56th year was successful, productive, and rewarding! 2019 was a year of continued political upheaval and came with many global challenges, but it also brought us exciting opportunities to be leaders in our profession. Read more...Putting It All on the Line: Skygarden ApartmentsPutting It All on the Line Skygarden Apartments Designing buildings for the present tense is a substantial task. Designing buildings which also honor a rich, storied past adds another element of complexity. Designing a building which accommodates the present, the past, and an evolving civic future? That challenge can bring exciting opportunities which elevate a design to the next level.2018 Year in Review2018 Year in Review LS3P We are pleased to report our 55th year was very successful for LS3P. 2018 brought exciting opportunities as well as significant global challenges; together, we navigated both and finished the year strong and focused. Read more...Faith: ContemporaryFaith: Contemporary Design Contemporary Faith-Based Project Overview LS3P is extremely passionate about working with Faith clients to design inspiring, timeless facilities for worship. Our significant portfolio of traditional church designs is rooted in the heritage, values, and beliefs which make each faith community unique. Using classic architectural details and established forms, we are highly skilled at creating spaces which areSkyline Rising: 300 South TryonSkyline Rising 300 South Tryon Willa Cather once wrote, “Either a building is part of a place or it is not. Once that kinship is there, time will only make it stronger.” What is it that creates that kinship between a building and its locale? How do architects design buildings which become part of the fabric of their communities, buildingsUnder the Live Oak: Wando Mount Pleasant LibraryUnder the Live Oak Wando Mount Pleasant Library Libraries loom large in our childhood memories. From those who are old enough to remember rifling through the card catalog to the youngsters whose trips to the library include time spent watching the book bot do its work, all who love the library are connected by the shared experience of seeking andThe Architecture of Compassion: Homelessness, Housing and HopeThe Architecture of Compassion Homelessness, Housing and Hope Homelessness is a complicated issue, one that touches people of every age and race, and from every state in the nation. A third of homeless people are in families with children. Many are youth living on their own, or veterans, or people with disabilities. Some are employed. People may experience a briefGlow-Up Celebrating Girl Power: Girls Leadership Academy of WilmingtonGlow-Up: Celebrating Girl Power Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington First generation college students often begin their educations with a mountain to climb. They may not have the same financial resources as their counterparts with a family history of higher education. They may not have the same frameworks for navigating challenges, and they may not have access to the same levelsSailing New Waves: MUSC Health R. Keith Summey Medical PavilionSailing New Waves MUSC Health R. Keith Summey Medical Pavilion A trip to a surgical center can be a bewildering experience that combines the emotional stress of treating an injury or illness with practical hassles such as navigating traffic and finding parking in unfamiliar territory. The anxiety can be exponentially greater for pediatric patients and their families. In developing theRecreation: Experience OverviewRecreation Experience Overview For LS3P, the idea of transformation is a call to advance clients through a process and approach that culminates in better projects and enriched experiences for individuals, organizations and communities. Transformation means that our designs have lasting impact. Clients realize dramatic improvements in capacity, efficiency, effectiveness and enjoyment through the experience and operation of their project. TheFine Art Meets Fine Design: The Vendue Hotel RenovationFine Art Meets Fine Design The Vendue Hotel Renovation When Charleston was first settled in 1670 at the intersection of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers, it was a humble outpost in the South Carolina marshlands, far from civilization. My, how things have changed. By the late 1700s, Charleston had become a bustling port city with a thriving economy. The CityFaith: TraditionalFaith Traditional Faith-Based Project Overview LS3P is extremely passionate about working with Faith clients to design inspiring, timeless facilities for worship. Our significant portfolio of traditional church designs is rooted in the heritage, values, and beliefs which make each faith community unique. Using classic architectural details and established forms, we are highly skilled at creating spaces which are welcoming, familiar,Library ExperienceLibrary Experience LS3P’s commitment to engaging with our clients, their communities, and the issues they face reflects our passionate investment in client success. We bring the right people to a project and foster engagement among team members and the community, creating a unifying point of departure that opens the path to design free of aesthetic preconceptions or predefined styles. ForToo Many Cooks in the Kitchen – No Such Thing: Modern Food CultureToo Many Cooks in the Kitchen - No Such Thing Modern Food Culture and the Rapid Rise of Culinary Arts Education Facilities Weary of convenience foods, tired of rushing through unsatisfying meal times, and craving something more nourishing to both body and spirit, people at dining tables across the country are rebelling one plate at a time. They’re willing toCausing a Stir: International Culinary Institute of Myrtle BeachCausing a Stir International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach Any chef will tell you that a successful dish requires layers of flavors. Seasoning at every stage of the process helps to balance ingredients and textures to create an integrated composition. In the finished dish, we can read the hierarchy of the elements; some central, some subtle, but all contribute toCentering the Students: Tri-County Technical College Student Success CenterCentering the Students Tri-County Technical College Student Success Center and Ruby Hicks Hall Renovation A building can tell us much about what a community values. At Tri-County Technical College, this community values its students. This commitment has been evident since the college opened its doors in 1962 in Pendleton, SC, and is the driving force for its four campuses, 70Here Comes the Sun: College Park Elementary SchoolHere Comes the Sun College Park Elementary School Those who live at the coast are no stranger to Mother Nature. They are attuned to the tides, can probably tell you which fish are biting today, and know how to “keep a weather eye on the horizon.” These skills become particularly important during the months from June to November: hurricane season.Coffee with Hope on the Side: Community Matters CafeCoffee with Hope on the Side Community Matters Cafe A passerby on West First Street strolling along in search of food and coffee may stumble across a charming café and choose to dine there. Inside, though, they’ll find much more than delicious food and beverages: Community Matters Café offers a sense of renewed possibility to the people who work there.Healthcare: Spaces Designed for HealingHealthcare: Spaces Designed for Healing Healthcare Overview The new Cardiology Center for NHRMC consolidates multiple offices and departments to provide improved outpatient services. This 3-story, 63,000 SF medical office building is sited on hospital-owned land near the main NHRMC campus. The new location is more convenient for users and helps decrease congestion on the main campus. The ground floor of2017 Year in Review2017 Year in Review LS3P We are pleased to report that 2017 was an excellent year for LS3P. In this year of exciting momentum, continued strategic advancement, a heightened focus on design, and record-breaking success, we managed to soar to new heights. Read more...Getting to the Heart of the Matter: New Hanover Regional Medical Center Heart CenterGetting to the Heart of the Matter New Hanover Regional Medical Center Heart Center Healthcare can be stressful. For patients dealing with the emotions and physical constraints of a new diagnosis, navigating through a medical facility can be an anxiety-ridden experience. Unfortunate details such as inconvenient parking, confusing signage, or a badly-lit institutional aesthetic all compound the stress of anPutting a New Spin on Things: Central Carolina Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training CenterPutting a New Spin on Things Central Carolina Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Training Center In a dim chapter in architecture and planning history, the 80’s brought a wave of big-box stores to landscapes across the country. With brick and block construction, massive fluorescent-lit interiors, and asphalt as far as the eye could see, these behemoths filled a niche forSmooth Sailing: The Cotton Sail HotelSmooth Sailing The Cotton Sail Hotel Stroll across Savannah’s manicured squares or wander through the orderly grid of the old city, and you’re sure to feel as though you’d stepped back in time. Spanish moss sways languidly in the coastal breeze, and the stately homes quietly observe the rhythms of the workaday world, as they have for hundreds of years.Have a Nice Flight: Charlotte Douglas International AirportHave a Nice Flight Charlotte Douglas International Airport Ah, air travel. We don our finest clothes, wait in luxurious gateside lounges where we are treated like royalty, board an expansive shiny aircraft with spacious and luxurious seats, and exchange greetings with a chipper stewardess in a posh hat who welcomes us with cocktails and a lobster dinner. It’s seamless! It’sA Bridge to the Future: Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing InnovationA Bridge to the Future Greenville Technical College Center for Manufacturing Innovation In a perfect world, to get from Point A to Point B, you’d be able to walk on a short, easy path in a straight line, and you’d call it a day. Sometimes, though, the process is less straightforward; Point A is on a rocky cliff, and PointRestoration: New Life for a Contaminated Environment – Clemson University Zucker Family Graduate Education CenterRestoration: New Life for a Contaminated Environment Clemson University Zucker Family Graduate Education Center Port cities are fascinating places, and Charleston is no exception. The endless cycle of regeneration and renewal is as consistent as the tides, evident in the layering of the built environment as well as in the city’s culture, identity, and history. History The old Charleston NavalSetting the Stage: Cape Fear Community College, Wilson CenterSetting the Stage Cape Fear Community College, Wilson Center Georgia O’Keefe once said, “To create one’s world in any of the arts takes courage.” Her assessment was correct, if not comprehensive. To participate in the arts today, either as an artist or a patron, requires a good deal more than strength of character: years of training, rehearsal spaces, sheet music,A Healing Journey: New Hanover Regional Medical Center Zimmer Cancer CenterA Healing Journey New Hanover Regional Medical Center Zimmer Cancer Center For those facing a diagnosis of cancer, new research, treatment protocols, and technology offer more hope than ever before. With leading-edge research and new therapies being discovered every day, the odds of healing and recovery after cancer are very optimistic. Improved treatment options offer hope and reassurance, but facing anOn the Wing: Butterfly HutOn the Wing Butterfly Hut Each year, a hundred million North American monarch butterflies complete a timeless ritual: a mass migration from south to north in the spring, and from north to south in the autumn. The journey, up to 3,000 miles in either direction, is too long for any one butterfly to complete in its short lifespan. How, then,Vacant to Vibrant: Vernon Malone College & Career AcademyVacant to Vibrant Vernon Malone College and Career Academy Share a Coke. An empty building, formerly a Coca-Cola bottling plant, languished in a South Raleigh neighborhood. The neighborhood bore the burden of this lost building, occupying valuable land on a downtown corridor but devoid of activity. Meanwhile, a significant number of high school students occupied nearby classrooms, not fully participating inThe Best is Yet to Be: Carolina Bay Continuing Care Retirement CommunityThe Best is Yet to Be Carolina Bay Continuing Care Retirement Community The good news is that we’re in good company. The American population, on average, is older than it used to be. As the Baby Boomers edge into their senior years, the 65+ demographic will continue to grow. Right now, one in every seven Americans is a senior citizen.R2i2: Institute of InnovationR2i2: Institute of Innovation Richland Two Institute of Innovation Destination: Innovation A hundred years ago, most graduates seeking employment could rely on a dependable set of skills: reading, writing, and arithmetic. Specialized training was necessary for some professions, to be sure, but even in those fields, the body of knowledge you needed wasn’t likely to change much over time. Fast-forwardPushing the Envelope: Diamond Elementary SchoolPushing the Envelope Diamond Elementary School Pushing the Envelope The US Department of Defense is a massive organization. Overseeing the military departments of the Joints Chiefs of Staff as well as the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, the DoD employs over 3,000,000 employees across every time zone and in every climate. A substantial number of these employeesIot Meets PoE: Powering a Modern WorkforceIoT Meets PoE: Powering a Modern Workforce CompuCom The new Compucom Digital Campus and Global Headquarters in Fort Mill, SC, embodies a forward-looking workspace with fully integrated technology. The client, a company specializing in providing businesses of all sizes with digital tools to foster collaboration and productivity, has pushed the envelope with technology for over 30 years. Its new 151,000Outside the Pacific BoxOutside the Pacific Box Pacific Box and Crate Upper Peninsula Rising Charleston’s refined historic district, well known for its upscale shops and carriage rides and beautiful neighborhoods, is justifiably world-famous for its many charms. If you stray a bit north of this bustling tourist center, however, you’ll find a different landscape altogether. Just a mile up King Street, the areaNourishing the Body & Spirit: Fork and PloughNourishing the Body & Spirit Fork and Plough Despite the rise of supermarkets and impersonal digital grocery shopping, many still recall fondly weekly trips to the local grocery shop and butcher as intimate social events grounded in personal relationships and trust. While picking up ingredients to nourish loved ones around the dinner table, you might have a chance encounter withLocal Food Revolution: Daniel Reed HospitalityLocal Food Revolution Daniel Reed Hospitality One of the best aspects of practicing architecture is that every day is different. Likewise, every client is different. Building authentic partnerships with clients, in fact, is one of the most rewarding parts of the job. Some clients come with the germ of an idea and want to turn it over to the architectGoing Underground: Duke Institute for Brain SciencesGoing Underground Duke Institute for Brain Sciences When the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) was founded in 2007, its directors had a vision to create a multi-disciplinary, cross-school think tank to support innovation and collaboration in brain research. The challenge: from its inception, DIBS departments were scattered across the Duke campus in disparate locations. Without shared workspaces, the programFinding the X Factor: AvidXchangeFinding the X Factor AvidXchange CEO Mike Praeger had a full afternoon planned. In addition to the day-to-day responsibilities of running a rapidly-growing payment automation software company, he was scheduled to meet with the team designing his new headquarters, and he still needed to leave on time to pick up his son. When pick-up time rolled around, however, he changedEvery Drop Counts: Renewable Water Resources Laboratory & Environmental Education CenterEvery Drop Counts Renewable Water Resources Laboratory & Environmental Education Center Most of us start our days with water. We drink it, shower in it, and use it to boil our eggs, or make our coffee. Most of us, at least in most cities in America, are fortunate enough to be able to turn on a tap and access plentiful,Cup of Joy: Bitty and BeausCup of Joy Bitty and Beaus What makes us happy? In the short term, our answers may vary - a new car, a big trip, your team winning the championship, an ice cream cone on a summer day - all of which bring momentary delight. In the long term, however, what makes us happy is surprisingly universal. The ancient Greeks definedContemporary Design Thinking in Action: Laurel Ridge RenovationContemporary Design Thinking in Action Laurel Ridge Renovation Imagine, for a moment, you’re back in high school. It’s prom night. You’re putting the final touches on your outfit. Maybe you’re adjusting the wide lapels of your powder blue tux, or snapping on the enormous bow on your pink satin dress with the puffed sleeves. You may be using your secondBrawl Proof: Two Keys Public HouseBrawl Proof Two Keys Public House A good barroom brawl is the stuff of legend, whether it’s captured in song or on film. Consider the lyric “And then a hush fell over the pool room,” just before an epic showdown between a New York pool hustler and the country boy who comes to get his money back in “You Don’tBest Foot Forward: The SpectatorBest Foot Forward The Spectator Back in the Roaring Twenties, a young man wishing to express a certain brand of bold elegance- moxie, if you will- would have but one choice in footwear: the Spectator shoe. A high-fashion, two-toned, brogued leather wingtip, the Spectator sauntered about on the edges of reputable society on the feet of gangsters, jazz musicians, andA Penny Well Spent: Memminger Elementary SchoolA Penny Well Spent Memminger Elementary School Turns out it’s worth a lot, if it comes in the form of the One Cent Sales Tax implemented by Charleston County in 2010. Those pennies have added up to a $450 million, 5-year building program funding a number of public projects, starting with the recapitalization of 4 historic Charleston school campuses. HistoricAll Are Welcome: Wesley Commons Continuing Care Retirement CommunityAll Are Welcome Wesley Commons Continuing Care Retirement Community The city of Greenwood, South Carolina, has a lot to recommend it. Between the mild climate, the annual Festival of Flowers, the charming Uptown district, the golf courses, and the southern charm, it’s little wonder that Greenwood is increasingly popular with a growing demographic: retirees. These seniors have diverse interests, backgrounds,When Opportunity Knocks: The Center for Advanced Studies at Wando High SchoolWhen Opportunity Knocks The Center for Advanced Studies at Wando High School When Charleston County School District built Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant, SC in 2001, the campus was created for a 3,000 student population filled with high achievers. College-bound students, mostly upper middle class, were filling the school’s Advanced Placement courses, participating in extracurricular activities, and enjoying theRedemption & Renovation: Elevation Church Lake NormanRedemption & Renovation Elevation Church Lake Norman If the renovation of the old Palace Theater were a Hollywood film, it would be a classic redemption story. Upstanding local citizen falls upon hard times. Takes a few knocks, and stumbles. Endures a season of despair. A kindhearted stranger offers words of encouragement and a hand up. The struggling hero rises. OurNatallie Santiago Brings Earthquake Relief Efforts to Puerto RicoNatallie Santiago Brings Earthquake Relief Efforts to Puerto Rico LS3P’s Natallie Santiago responded to the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico in the most effective way she knew how: raising money and boarding a plane so she could deliver relief supplies in person. In Natallie’s words… “We raised close to $3,000 in less than a week and fed close to 130Park Place OutreachPark Place Outreach LS3P’s Savannah office hopped to it with a sock drive in support of Park Place Outreach who believes “that together we can make this a better world.” We couldn’t agree more. Collecting over 130 pairs of socks, we hope that this donation will warm feet as well bring cheer to teens this holiday season. Park Place OutreachWe Care 2019We Care 2019 LS3P’s Raleigh office was honored to participate in Herman Miller’s “We Care” event, a holiday tradition started 20 years ago in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club. At the annual event, design firms join Herman Miller to host a celebration with treats, games, and festivities for children in need, and help children create holiday gifts for their lovedTwomey Selected for Upstate Forever Citizens Planning AcademyTwomey Selected for Upstate Forever Citizens Planning Academy LS3P's Laura Twomey participated in a four week Citizens Planning Academy hosted by Upstate Forever. Participants learned about city planning, zoning, density, and how to be an effective advocate in these issues.Serving 50 Families: Rebuild UpstateServing 50 Families: Rebuild Upstate This month we continued our year of Serving 50 Families by teaming with Rebuild Upstate to build a ramp at a local upstate home. These efforts will allow seniors to age in place in their homes. Thank you to the team members who made this project a success: Burgess Metcalf and Marissa DiLoreto.Serving 50 Families: Backpack BuddiesServing 50 Families: Backpack Buddies This month we continued our year of Serving 50 Families by teaming with Trinity Lutheran Church to prepare Backpack Buddies bags for students in Greenville schools that otherwise might not have enough to eat on the weekends. Thanks to Trinity for keeping a critical program like this going and thanks for letting us participate! ThankDesign Competition for PAALS: Puppy Pow WowDesign Competition for PAALS: Puppy Pow Wow LS3P Columbia took part in the Good Design Challenge Puppy Pow Wow, a design competition benefiting the Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services (PAALS). This design competition raised over $1,200 for PAALS. Our first Magis puppy, Pretty In Pink, was created with over 200 handmade pom poms. The second, Andy Wardog, was created by individualSpecial Olympics SC & Columbia Rotary Club Bocce Ball BashSpecial Olympics SC & Columbia Rotary Club Bocce Ball Bash LS3P Columbia was proud to be a sponsor for the Bocce Ball Bash this year! Our team enjoyed a fun day of competition, team building and networking, but the best part was supporting the 29,000 Special Olympics athletes in South Carolina.Bria Prioleau Serves as Team Leader for ACE of the Midlands After School ProgramBria Prioleau Serves as Team Leader for ACE of the Midlands After School Program LS3P Columbia's Bria Prioleau was the Team Leader for the ACE of the Midlands 12-week After School Program. Held at Richland Two Institute of Innovation, the ACE Mentor Program focuses on exposing high school students to pursue careers in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction.Serving 50 Families: United Way School ToolsServing 50 Families: United Way School Tools The school year has begun! This month we continued our year of Serving 50 Families with the United Way School Tools drive. We enjoy this project each year and gather stacks of notebooks, rulers, and crayons for the students at Greenville County Schools. #LS3P50GVLSand Sculpting in the City…Dr. Seuss StyleSand Sculpting in the City...Dr. Seuss Style Our Charleston office had an amazing time as they brought the beach to North Charleston with an inspiring sand sculpture honoring the theme "Oh, The Things You'll Do!" The 2019 North Charleston Children's Festival brought together interactive entertainment, fun outdoor games, and hands-on art activities during the Dr. Seuss-inspired affair.Serving 50 Families: Habitat for HumanityServing 50 Families: Habitat for Humanity This month we continued our year of Serving 50 Families with a Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County work day. Our team survived the heat while laying a beautiful sod lawn. LS3P has enjoyed partnering with Habitat for Humanity through the years and is honored to help prepare this home for its future family. #LS3P50GVL Thank youServing 50 Families: Professional Clothing DriveServing 50 Families: Professional Clothing Drive This month we continued our year of Serving 50 Families with a professional clothing drive. These professional items will help local high school students, those reentering the workforce, and others put their best foot forward when interviewing for their next opportunity. #LS3P50GVLDean Oang Serves on Golden Strip Trail BoardDean Oang Serves on Golden Strip Trail Board LS3P’s Dean Oang has been selected to serve with the Golden Strip Trail Board to promote multi-use trail growth in Simpsonville, Mauldin, and Fountain Inn, SC.Mike Martinez Serves on Environmental Issues CommitteeMike Martinez Serves on Environmental Issues Committee LS3P’s Mike Martinez has been selected to serve on the Greenville Chamber Environmental Issues Committee.Serving 50 Families: Hands on Greenville DayServing 50 Families: Hands on Greenville Day Every year our team looks forward to Hands on Greenville Day with United Way of Greenville County! This year we focused on our goal of Serving 50 Families by lending a helping hand at Freetown Community Center. Our team freshened up the area by cleaning, planting, and spreading pine straw. We are alreadyLee O’Shields Serves on Clemson Architectural Foundation Trustee BoardLee O'Shields Serves on Clemson Architectural Foundation Trustee Board LS3P's Lee O'Shields has been selected to serve on the Clemson Architectural Foundation Trustee Board. We are excited for the impact Lee will have in the architectural community at Clemson and beyond!Serving 50 Families: Earth DayServing 50 Families: Earth Day This month we continued our year of Serving 50 Families with an Earth Day themed project at Judson Community Center. Our team partnered with the community center to educate children about waste, recycling, reusing and upcycling materials. We helped the kids with a hands-on upcycled craft featuring reusable materials to make their own robot. InServing 50 Families: Food DriveServing 50 Families: Food Drive To kick off our year of Serving 50 Families we collected food for the families of Greenville High School who have been displaced from their homes for various reasons and are able to use the food for weekend meals when other options are limited. #LS3P50GVLServing 50 Families in 2019Serving 50 Families in 2019 This year marks the 50-Year anniversary of our Greenville office. We choose to celebrate this milestone by Serving 50 Families in our community. With a mission to “engage, design, and transform,” we are deeply committed to the communities we serve. We believe in collaboration, innovation, and enduring relationships. This mission goes beyond the design servicesSTEM Fest at Roper Mountain Science CenterSTEM Fest at Roper Mountain Science Center LS3P hosted a table at the Roper Mountain Science Center’s Second Saturday STEM Fest with Seamon Whiteside and Turner Construction. This is the firm's fourth year participating in this event and the team presented an activity to the students entitled "The Strength of Paper". The team discussed Pritzker Prize winning architect, Shigeru Ban,Helen Byce Serves on Patient + Family Advisory CouncilHelen Byce to Serve on Patient + Family Advisory Council LS3P's Helen Byce has been selected for the GHS Greenville Memorial Hospital Patient and Family Advisory Council. Thank you for your willingness to serve, Helen!Jonathan Navarro Selected for Greenlink Citizens Transit AcademyJonathan Navarro Selected for Greenlink Citizens Transit Academy LS3P's Jonathan Navarro has been selected to be part of the City of Greenville's Greenville Transit Authority Greenlink Citizens Transit Academy for 2019.Children’s Garden Child Development CenterChildren’s Garden Child Development Center As part of our holiday giving campaign based on our 55 years of service to our clients and communities, our Columbia office collected (well over) 55 books for Children’s Garden Child Development Center. These books will be added to their Crawford Library and used by the children, teachers, parents and volunteers to increase literacy toCharleston HopeCharleston Hope Our Charleston office was thrilled to adopt a classroom this holiday season! Gifts were collected for students at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School in downtown Charleston, in partnership with Charleston Hope. The classroom adoption was part of our "55 Years of Service" campaign - celebrating 55 years of service to our clients, communities and friends throughout the region.LS3P Charlotte Commits to “55 Acts of Service” in 2019LS3P Charlotte Commits to "55 Acts of Service" in 2019 As part of our holiday giving campaign based on our 55 years of service to our clients and communities, our Charlotte office is committing to “55 Acts of Service” in 2019, with activities scheduled throughout the year ahead. Our Acts of Service include everything from serving meals at the CharlotteGrand Strand Humane SocietyAs part of our holiday giving campaign based on our 55 years of service to our clients and communities, our Myrtle Beach office collected 55+ items to donate to Grand Strand Humane Society. In 2017, the Humane Society opened its doors to over 2,300 cats and dogs. Greenville Literacy AssociationGreenville Literacy Association As part of our holiday giving campaign based on our 55 years of service to our clients and communities, our Greenville office collected (well over) 55 books for the Greenville Literacy Association’s annual book drive. These books will be used to help further GLA’s mission of enriching our community by increasing the literacy and employability of ourAmerica’s Second Harvest of Coastal GeorgiaAmerica's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia55 Years of Giving As part of our holiday giving campaign based on our 55 years of service to our clients and communities, our Savannah office collected 55 food items to donate to America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia. Second Harvest serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens,Families TogetherFamilies Together As part of our holiday giving campaign based on our 55 years of service to our clients and communities, our Raleigh office bought and assembled holiday meal kits for Families Together. The the meal kits feed 55+ family members this Thanksgiving.Operation Christmas ChildOperation Christmas Child As part of our charitable donation drive based on our 55 years of service to our clients and communities, our Wilmington office bought, packaged and delivered 55 gift-filled shoeboxes for boys and girls. Operation Christmas Child is a Samaritan’s Purse project.Hurricane Florence Relief: Salvation Army of the Cape FearOur Wilmington community was hit hard by Hurricane Florence, but the area is proving to be resilient. We are grateful for the prayers, good wishes, and assistance you have offered the Wilmington office this fall. There are many stories of bravery and sacrifice in service to others, and I am proud to say that LS3P is living up to our Hillcrest High School Career FairHillcrest High School Career Fair LS3P spent the day at Hillcrest High School's Career Fair. The students enjoyed the opportunity to 'fly through' one of our project models using virtual reality software, and several had great questions about the architecture profession. Events like this make sure that the next generation of architects continue to find their passion to join us as designers, andCara Brewton Serves on Keep Greenville County Beautiful BoardCara Brewton Serves on Keep Greenville County Beautiful Board LS3P's Cara Brewton to serve on the board of Keep Greenville County Beautiful (KGCB). KGCB serves the community through litter reduction, beautification, and education initiatives through Greenville County. Learn more.Schoettelkotte Appointed to Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of GreenvilleSchoettelkotte Appointed to Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of Greenville Congratulations to Kirsten Schoettelkotte on being appointed by Greenville City Council to the Board of Commissioners for the Housing Authority of the City of Greenville.Byce Chosen for Leadership Greenville Class 45Byce Chosen for Leadership Greenville Class 45 The Greenville Chamber's Leadership Greenville program has accepted 60 participants for its 45th class. Congratulations to Helen Byce for being among the 60!Congratulations to the LS3P Charlotte Teams that competed in this year’s CANstruction competition!Congratulations to the LS3P Charlotte Teams that competed in this year's CANstruction competition! Charlotte had two teams compete this year. The "Building a Legacy to End Hunger" team constructed a pyramid that mirrors the top of Legacy Union office tower, a new development which will forever change the Charlotte Skyline. LS3P team members collaborated with Gilbane Building Co. and Shelco. AEarth Day Project: GreenvilleEarth Day Project: Greenville LS3P Greenville gathered our printing data from last year (2017) and discovered our office printed 7.79 trees-worth of paper. In order to redeem ourselves and offset that impact, our office teamed up with Trees Greenville to plant 8 trees for Earth Day. In addition to our Earth Day initiative, the Greenville office makes an effort to stayLS3P Laces Up and Takes a Walk for National Walking DayLS3P Laces Up and Takes a Walk for National Walking Day Team members from all across LS3P offices joined each other to participate in National Walking Day. Each office mapped out their own route and groups enjoyed 30 minute walks with their peers.Pleasant Knoll Middle School Tiny House CompetitionPleasant Knoll Middle School Tiny House Competition LS3P Charlotte team members David Bellamy and Ginny Magrath were selected to judge Pleasant Knoll Middle School’s first annual Tiny House Competition. Students were divided into teams and asked to choose a favorite middle school-level book. The groups each read the book, discussed character traits, and agreed on a house design. Each designLS3P Was Proud to Join AIA Charlotte’s Takeover Discovery Place Science EventLS3P Was Proud to Join AIA Charlotte's Takeover Discovery Place Science Event LS3P Team members, Ryan Barkes, Claire Kistler and Hal Shute joined Architects from around Charlotte to takeover Discovery Place Science. This was an event to connect with the public and teach them more about architecture and the architectural profession. Volunteers provided fun and engaging activities for people ofBackpack BuddiesBackpack Buddies LS3P's Faith studio had a great time today teaming with Trinity Lutheran Church to prepare Backpack Buddies bags for students in Greenville schools that otherwise might not have enough to eat on the weekends. Thanks to Trinity for keeping a critical program like this going and thanks for letting us participate!Burgess Metcalf Serves on Rebuild Upstate BoardBurgess Metcalf Serves on Rebuild Upstate Board The Rebuild Upstate Board has been elected for 2018. LS3P's Burgess Metcalf has served the past two years as Chairman and will serve in 2018 as Past Chair. Thank you for your service, Burgess! About Rebuild Upstate: Rebuild Upstate is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving Upstate South Carolina low-income homeowners with home repairsLS3P Wins Most Creative Stocking AwardLS3P Wins Most Creative Stocking Award LS3P’s Raleigh office, and twenty firms from around the triangle, stuffed stockings with essentials and goodies for families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses in Durham and Raleigh this holiday season. The stocking donation drive was organized by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Triangle Chapter. In addition to donating to a good cause, theWe CareWe Care LS3P’s Raleigh office was honored to participate in Herman Miller’s “We Care” event, a holiday tradition started 20 years ago in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club. At the annual event, design firms join Herman Miller to host a celebration with treats, games, and festivities for children in need, and help children create holiday gifts for theirHabitat for HumanityHammer time in Savannah with Habitat for Humanity Savannah office members practiced enjoyed some hammer time and helped frame a new home for the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity.LS3P represented at the 9th Annual GUTS Charlotte competition, selling our Monsters, Inc. creation for $100 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation!LS3P represented at the 9th Annual GUTS Charlotte competition, selling our Monsters, Inc. creation for $100 to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation! Charlotte team members Elsa Dougherty, Zach Schultz, Claire Kistler, and Tyler Cole participated in the 9th Annual GUTS competition to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. They choose “Monsters, Inc.” for their theme and set out to carve 3Live United Day 2017Live United Day 2017 LS3P's Greenville office came together for Live United Day to support the United Way of Greenville County. We served in Harvest Hope’s warehouse in the “Product Recovery” division sorting food. We sorted through 14 pallets which are about 500lbs each totaling approximately 3.5 tons of food!LS3P Volunteers with Activate GoodLS3P Volunteers with Activate Good LS3P’s Raleigh office participated in Activate Good’s annual Day of Service, a community-wide event honoring those lost on 9/11 with volunteering and acts of kindness. A team of 16 LS3P employees helped create a natural play space for kids with Families Together, an organization that helps families move from homelessness to stable homes.United Way School ToolsUnited Way School Tools LS3P Greenville is Helping United Way collect School Tools again this year. Since 2007 we’ve had the opportunity to sponsor over 35 children through this exciting program — it is something we look forward to every year! Learn more about how you can help by clicking here.Leadership Greenville 44Leadership Greenville 44 LS3P congratulates Burgess Metcalf, AIA, LEED AP, on his selection as a member of Leadership Greenville’s 44th class. Sponsored by the Greenville Chamber, Leadership Greenville is designed “to help develop informed, committed, and qualified leaders for Greenville County.” The 10-month program focuses on area issues and prepares participants for community leadership positions. Metcalf, who worked for severalGreenville Habitat for Humanity 2017Habitat for Humanity The LS3P Faith studio spent a rainy afternoon working with Habitat for Humanity to prepare this home for its new family!Elementary School Career DayElementary School Career Day LS3P’s Marissa DiLoreto spent a day this May at East North Street Elementary’s Career Fair talking to around 200 elementary students about the possibilities of architecture as a career. It’s exciting to inform students about our field at such a young age! Marc Marchant Speaks About Community EngagementMarc Marchant Speaks About Community Engagement Check out the full interview here.Happy National Bike to Work Day!Happy National Bike to Work Day! Check out Kyle Emme, Ryan Barkes and Dan Sykes who braved the busy metropolitan streets of Uptown Charlotte to participate!Charleston 2017 Earth Day!Charleston 2017 Earth Day! This year Charleston's Earth Day team helped the small Nativity School of Charleston located on James Island. This school teaches about 100 students from pre-K to 8th grade on a site with ample outdoor space. Due to its small size, the school lacks the budget and muscle for building projects. They asked for help building anRebuild UpstateRebuild Upstate LS3P enjoyed helping Rebuild Upstate build a ramp for a local resident. This new ramp will give the freedom of increased mobility. Great work team!LS3P Builds “CANstagram” for 2017 CANstruction CompetitionLS3P Builds "CANstagram" for 2017 CANstruction Competition LS3P partnered with JE Dunn Construction and NOVA Engineering for the 2017 Charitable Design/Build Competition presented by AIA Charlotte. The team took home an Honorable Mention award for the event.Cindy Benjamin On Community InvolvementCindy Benjamin On Community Involvement Click to view Cindy Benjamin's interview with Greenville CEO discussing LS3P's involvement in the Greenville area.We Care!We Care! LS3P’s Raleigh office was honored to participate in Herman Miller’s “We Care” event, a holiday tradition started 20 years ago in partnership with the Boys & Girls Club. At the annual event, design firms join Herman Miller to host a celebration with treats, games, and festivities for children in need, and help children create holiday gifts for theirCongratulations to Megan Bowles!Congratulations to Megan Bowles! LS3P is pleased to congratulate Megan Bowles, AIA on receiving the Outstanding Service Architect Award by AIA Triangle. This award is given to individual architect members to recognize outstanding leaders and creative thinkers for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.United Way School ToolsEach year, LS3P Greenville is excited to collect school tools for children in need. There’s just something about picking out that perfectly sparkly donut pencil case or puppy notebook – and knowing we’re helping children be prepared for school is a mission we can really get behind! Learn more about the United Way’s School Tools program here. Hands On Greenville 2016Hands On Greenville 2016 Thank you to all those from LS3P who participated in another year of Hands on Greenville! On April 30, the team headed up by Rebuild Upstate replaced 9 windows at the home of a 78-year-old widow in the community. Diverting Material from the Landfill!Diverting Material from the Landfill! This year, LS3P Greenville honored Earth Day by holding a free Pop-Up Materials Market, with the goal of diverting building materials from the landfill - one square foot at a time. We invited the local community of artist, theater groups, church groups and more to stop by and choose (free of charge) from our piles ofChristmas Toy Drive 2015Christmas Toy Drive 2015 Thank you to all who helped make our toy drive a success! We were able to donate 7 basketballs, 4 footballs, 5 hula hoops, several puzzles, craft kits, and games and some exciting larger items, like a toddler’s tool bench. A contingent of LS3P staff took the toys and spent the afternoon hula hooping with theGiving Back … Trident United Way’s 2015 Day of CaringGiving Back ... Trident United Way's 2015 Day of Caring LS3P continues its commitment this year to Trident United Way's Day of Caring by helping the amazing people at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach. The LS3P team spent Friday installing room divider curtains, designed and installed area rugs, hung fabric wrapped acoustical panels, built two rolling bulletin and writingLS3P supports Bike To Work DayOur Wilmington office supports Bike To Work Week (and National Bike to Work Day)! LS3P’s Charleston Office Participates in Shadow DayLS3P was delighted to welcome 20 students from Lincoln High School to the Charleston office last week. As part of the Building Construction class, the students toured the office, staff provided career information regarding Architecture & Construction education & fields, and a design charrette activity was conducted (design of a new entry to their school). At the conclusion, the students In Loving Memory: Vito PascullisIt is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Vito R. Pascullis, AIA. For over 30 years, Vito served LS3P with warmth and professionalism in his roles as Principal and Executive Vice President. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him and his indomitable and kind spirit. A LS3P Gets Crafty at We Care 2014LS3P Gets Crafty at We Care 2014 LS3P’s Charlotte office participated in the annual We Care holiday event, sponsored by Herman Miller. This day of celebration welcomes children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and features volunteer designers hosting craft stations to help children create gifts for their loved ones. For this year’s LS3P project, kids enjoyed decoratingLS3P Shares in Annual Day of CaringLS3P Shares in Annual Day of Caring LS3P’s Charleston office participated in the Trident United Way’s 2014 Day of Caring, giving the playgrounds and athletic areas of Sedgefield Intermediate School a fresh new look. During the volunteer day, LS3P staff members painted basketball, Toss-Up, and Foursquare courts, created a tetherball pole, landscaped a playground, and laid a turf playing field.LS3P Gets Creative with Activate RaleighLS3P Gets Creative with Activate Raleigh Activate Raleigh is a community-wide 9/11 Day of Service coordinated by Activate Good and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. On September 11, local businesses, groups, and individuals unite to honor those lost on 9/11 with volunteerism and acts of kindness around Raleigh and the Triangle. Our Raleigh office partnered with Activate Good to create murals atTriangle CANstruction 2014Triangle CANstruction 2014 The LS3P, Stroud Pence, and Gilbane team came together last week to build the St. Louis Arch for Triangle Canstruction’s annual competition and food drive. The 4,525 can structure brought home four awards: Judges’ Award, People’s Choice Award, Best Structure, and Best Signage. Many thanks to Stroud Pence and Gilbane for their expertise, tireless efforts, and enthusiasm!Behind the Scenes for a Best In Class PGA Fan ExperienceSince the inauguration of the PGA golf championship at Quail Hollow Club in 2003, LS3P has been part of the planning details and intense work schedule in the weeks that precede the tournament. The tournament’s Executive Director, Kym Houghman, has designated LS3P the official “tent” master planner responsible for configuring the temporary structures and ensuring they are inspected and approved LS3P Volunteers for Hands on Greenville DayLS3P Volunteers for Hands on Greenville Day On May 3, 2014, LS3P's Greenville office participated in the 20th annual United Way Hands on Greenville Day. Staff members included Dean Oang, Stephen Troutman, Blake Hoffman, Katelyn Bennett, and Patrick Lee. The team worked on the Woodfield Community Center giving it a fresh, new look with interior and exterior paint as well as beautification of theLS3P Gives Back with TUW’s Day of CaringOn Friday, September 13, 2013, LS3P, Hill Construction, Sherwin Williams, Bluewater Paints, and Coastal Millwork joined together to participate in Trident United Way's Day of Caring. The team designed a project themed "Playing Around" for the children at St. Stephen's Elementary School. The intent of the project was to build on the seven habits of highly effective people and transitionCommunity TreatThe LS3P Wilmington office supported the 4th annual Batty Battleship’s Halloween Bash on October 30, 2012. In full costume, LS3P staff members boarded the USS North Carolina Battleship and passed out candy to 1,000 guests, the largest crowd this event has had. The Battleship is self-supporting and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the ship, so the Batty Bash is a great way to LS3P’S RALEIGH OFFICE JOINS 25 OTHER COMPANIES ON THE SEPTEMBER 11TH VOLUNTEER DAY TO SUPPORT ACTIVATE GOOD AND THE RALEIGH BUSINESS ALLIANCELS3P’S RALEIGH OFFICE JOINS 25 OTHER COMPANIES ON THE SEPTEMBER 11TH VOLUNTEER DAY TO SUPPORT ACTIVATE GOOD AND THE RALEIGH BUSINESS ALLIANCE Activate Good and the Raleigh Business Alliance united 25 local companies, in a citywide day of volunteering on September 11th, all part of a national movement to honor victims and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Over 1000LS3P helps to “Peel the Banana” at CREW Carolina Connection ConferenceJanet Caponi, LEED AP, Senior Interior Designer at LS3P, was a panel member at the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) and Carolina Connection April conference presenting “Peeling the Banana: The Anatomy of the Chiquita Transaction.” The breakout session chronicled the efforts of local real estate experts at Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, the Charlotte Chamber, CB Richard Ellis, and LS3P LS3P GIVES BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIEW OF DESIGN TO STUDENTSCharlotte, NC, March 21, 2012 – Students from Union County Public Schools’ East Union Middle and Sun Valley High visited LS3P to learn about the profession and open their eyes to the built environment. They were asked to think about familiar places they know in a new light. Are they engaging and good neighbors in context? What are building features and Raleigh Office Joins Other Design Firms in Supporting We CareRaleigh Office Joins Other Design Firms in Supporting We Care We Care unites the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a number of the country's leading interior design firms, in hosting a holiday gathering for children in need. The day of seasonal celebration includes a variety of craft stations where children create holiday gifts for family and friends. LS3P2011 Day of Caring at Beech Hill Elementary School2011 Day of Caring at Beech Hill Elementary School LS3P is pleased to recognize the great contributions of our colleagues who donated their time, creativity, skill and hard work on behalf of LS3P to support the 2011 Day of Caring for Beech Hill Elementary School. Our team, with the help of donations by several of our product vendors, demonstrated thatLS3P Paddles for Cancer AwarenessLS3P Paddles for Cancer Awareness LS3P's Charleston office partnered with RMF in the 4th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival. "Dragon Boat Charleston is South Carolina's FIRST dragonboat team. Dragon Boat Charleston offers recreational, cancer survivor and competitive paddling. As we like to say, 'there is a boat for everyone'." "We offer cancer survivor's the opportunity to 'hit the restart button'Elliott O’Neal Receives Rotary “Distinguished Service Award”Wilmington native, Elliott O’Neal, was presented with the Rotary Club International Distinguished Service Award during the 2011 District Conference in Pinehurst. The very honorable award was presented by the Rotary District Governor, Magda Baggett. Since his induction into the Wilmington Rotary Foundation in June of 1984, Elliott O’Neal has maintained perfect attendance. For 27 years, O’Neal’s devotion to “Service Above Leadership Columbia Renovates Epworth Children’s HomeLeadership Columbia Renovates Epworth Children's Home LS3P's Jason Likas, participated in Leadership Columbia program (a part of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce) in the 2011 class. Jason was nominated by his classmates (59 business professionals from the surrounding Columbia area) and served as this year's Project Chair for the class project - the renovation of the Doug Gray cottageLS3P Takes the 2010 Trident United Way Day of Caring by Storm!LS3P Takes the 2010 Trident United Way Day of Caring by Storm! The community coming together to get things done. Volunteer teams from local companies and service organizations partner with area non-profit agencies and schools for a day of work and fun. The ideas for projects are limited only by the imagination. The largest per capita in the nation, TridentLS3P’s “Beach Trolly” Featured in CANstruction 2010LS3P's "Beach Trolly" Featured in CANstruction 2010 CANstruction 2010 was a success for the second year in a row for LS3P Wilmington! Our uniquely designed “Beach Trolly” won the Best Use of Labels award and Best Meal award! The Trolly was constructed of 4308 cans of food, 170 bags of pasta shells, 24 boxes of spaghetti, 480 bottles of water,Elliott O’Neal Receives Coveted Rotary “Service Above Self” AwardWe are pleased to announce that Elliott O’Neal (LS3P Wilmington office) was honored with the coveted Rotary “Service Above Self Award” at the Rotary District Conference held in New Bern, NC. CANstruction comes to CharlestonCANstruction comes to Charleston Using their design and construction skills, LS3P employees unite with fellow architectural and engineer firms to help feed the less fortunate with AIA’s annual Canstruction Competition. These creative masterpieces, consisting entirely of canned goods, are donated to local food banks. LS3P's Charleston office had four teams participate donating thousands of cans to the local food bank.LS3P + ACE Program Mentoring Myer’s Park High SchoolNathan Daniel, David Bellamy and Wil Drennan of LS3P’s Charlotte office, have participated in the ACE mentorship program for the last two years. The ACE (Architectural/Construction/Engineering) program’s mission is to enlighten high school students about careers in the integrated construction industry through mentoring. ACE is a partnership among industry professionals — architects, interior designers, landscape architects, mechanical, structural, electrical, environmental 2009 Trident United Way Day of Caring; Working to Improve Eagle Nest Elementary School2009 Trident United Way Day of Caring; Working to Improve Eagle Nest Elementary School The community coming together to get things done. Volunteer teams from local companies and service organizations partner with area non-profit agencies and schools for a day of work and fun. The ideas for projects are limited only by the imagination. The largest per capita in theThe “USS North CANolina” Sails Into WilmingtonUsing their design and construction skills, LS3P employees unite with fellow architectural and engineer firms to help feed the less fortunate with AIA’s annual Canstruction Competition. These creative masterpieces, consisting entirely of canned goods, are donated to local food banks. The theme for the 2009 competition was “USS North CANolina”. Over 2,200 cans were donated to area food banks as LS3P Rocks Trident United Way’s Battle of the BandsBesides showcasing some of the Lowcountry’s most talented artists and musicians, the Battle of the Bands serves to raise awareness about the work of Trident United Way and its nonprofit partners within the tri-county area that rely on volunteers and donors to make our community a better place for all of us to live.