LS3P has grown from a one-man office into a thriving firm with over 450 employees across twelve offices in four states. A series of strategic mergers over the years has greatly expanded the firm’s portfolio, expertise, and geographic reach. A 1999 merger with TBA2 Associates LLC of Charlotte, NC established the firm’s first North Carolina office while incorporating TBA2’s significant experience with mixed-use environments. In 2005, LS3P merged with Boney Architects, a highly respected North Carolina firm with offices in Wilmington and Raleigh specializing in K-12 designs. In 2022, LS3P merged with two additional North Carolina firms: TFF Architects & Planners, LLP of Greensboro, NC and PFA Architects, P.A., of Asheville, NC. The mergers expand LS3P’s footprint in NC’s Triad and Western, NC while capitalizing on existing partnerships with highly respected colleagues.


The editor of DesignIntelligence has called LS3P “the most local of the global firms and the most ‘world-class’ of the locals.” We have enjoyed a long legacy of design excellence, with over 600 design awards across diverse practice areas. Our mission is to “engage, design, and transform.” We believe in collaboration, innovation, and building lasting relationships with our clients, and we are deeply committed to the communities we serve. Major practice areas include aviation and transportation, office, residential, K-12 education, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, worship, and federal projects.


Our mission is simple: To engage our clients and communities, to design meaningful places, with proven results that transform. To us, that means our design excellence is rooted in relationships. These relationships include those with our highly valued team members, with our clients across the region and beyond, and with the communities we serve.

Check out some of our recent publications about select projects throughout North Carolina

Nathan Daniel
Charlotte Office Leader
227 W. Trade Street
Suite 700
Charlotte, NC  28202

Maggie Carnevale
Asheville Office Leader
14 O’Henry Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801

Chris Roberts
Raleigh Office Leader
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 1700
Raleigh, NC  27601

Ginna Freyaldenhaven
Greensboro Office Leader
300 N Greene Street #285
Greensboro, NC  27401

Laura Miller
Wilmington Office Leader
101 N. Third Street
Suite 500
Wilmington, NC  28401