High Performance Design

Leigh Pfeiffer, AIA, LEED AP, ILFI_LFA, NCARB, EcoDistricts AP

LS3P Sustainability Leader

LS3P’s Sustainability Leader, Leigh Pfeiffer, joins our Greenville office and will serve as a firmwide sustainability and high performance design resource. With a Bachelors and Masters in Architecture from Tulane University, Leigh has nearly 30 years of architectural design experience and 16 years of teaching at the university level for sustainable design studios. She has worked as a thesis committee member for the last decade alongside Bachelors and Masters students with AIA and USGBC top awarded projects, competition wins, and has produced and implemented original sustainable-focused syllabi and courses.

Previously, Leigh was involved in urban planning in California, Florida, Germany, and China, with responsibilities ranging from design and implementation to construction documents and LEED documentation. She has spent the last 5 years working with a structural engineer to push her knowledge and design integration further while consulting with architectural firms.

In April 2009, LS3P joined the AIA 2030 Commitment program, pledging to take all necessary steps in our practice to advance the AIA’s goal of carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030.

The places where we live, work, and play represent the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in America, as well as around the world. The design and construction industry has made significant strides toward creating high performance buildings of all types and uses. As a result, the industry is positioned to have a profound impact by continuing to foster high building performance and reducing building-related greenhouse gas emissions.

As architects, we understand the need to exercise leadership in creating the built environment. We believe we must alter our profession’s practices and encourage our clients and the entire design and construction industry to join with us to change the course of the planet’s future. A multi-year effort will be required to alter current design and construction practices and realize significant reductions in the use of natural resources, non-renewable energy sources, and waste production and promote regeneration of natural resources.

Through our processes and continued work with AIA, USGBC, and Well Buildings, LS3P is committed to helping AIA achieve their 2030 goal!



Why high performance design is important and the impact it has on our clients.