LS3P Range of Presentation Capabilities

MUSC Community Hospital Certificate of Need Planning  |  Nexton, SC

LS3P prepared CON documentation for a 311,000 SF community hospital that will include 128 inpatient beds and is estimated to cost $325 million. The project also included a master planing effort for the 40 acre site located in Nexton Development in Berkeley County.

Riverport Warehouses  |  Hardeeville, SC

Riverport 1 is the first of several tilt-up concrete warehouses in the Riverport Industrial Park. Nestled into the landscape six miles from the Port of Savannah, Riverport 1 provides quick access to the Port while minimizing congestion from other areas. It provides 40 dock doors with dock levelers and bumpers and two drive in doors. The front is configured for up to three office areas if tenants want to sub-divide the space.

Riverport 2 is the second building in North Signal’s new Riverport Industrial Park. It is a 450,000-square-foot concrete tilt-up warehouse facility that includes 3,000 square feet of programmed spaces for adminsitration requirements within the overall building footprint. This project is currently on hold.

Riverport 3 is a 329,000-square-foot concrete tilt-up warehouse facility with truck loading docks.

Forest Lake Elementary School  | Columbia, SC

This new 152,000 SF onsite replacement school will serve 747 students in grades pre-K through 5. The flexible learning environment will accommodate both the NASA Explorer and the Elementary Learning Collaborative (ELS) magnet programs, and the two-story building will be nestled into the site’s natural topography to complement the scale of the surrounding residential area. The façade blends red brick and a dark grey brick base with metal panels to break up the massing, while contemporary design elements reflect the 21st century education going on inside.

The highly visible main entry at the upper level incorporates a secure entry vestibule for visitors and a separate access for students. The reception area opens onto a welcoming rotunda with NASA-inspired imagery, leading to NASA and Project Lead the Way labs, classrooms, integrated special needs classrooms, and collaboration spaces. A guidance suite and art classroom are centrally located for easy access, opening out onto a rooftop patio above the media center with central courtyard below. The lower level features classrooms and core learning areas, and connects to the upper level with a large, colorful, and open ramp that terminates at the media center. A large dining commons area which features floor patterns and ceiling clouds recalling celestial imagery opens into a performance space. The full-sized gymnasium is also located on the lower level.

The phased construction will begin with the demolition of the adjacent District office and gymnasium, then construction of the new facility will begin. The demolition of the existing school will provide space for new parking and drives for car and bus entries, as well as green space for play fields.

Clemson University College of Business  |  Clemson, SC

As the newest building on campus, the College of Business features an expansive glass façade, high ceilings, and a grand connecting stairway illuminating an entrepreneurial focus. Elevating recognition, recruitment and rankings, the complex prepares students to enter today’s competitive marketplace as leaders. A mix of formal and informal spaces encourages hands-on participation through chance encounters, focused study, team collaboration, and group interactions. Generous amenities, including food service and lounge areas, encourage students to linger in the building, enhancing the sense of community.

A combination of tiered and flat, flexible classrooms is based on a common module to allow for pedagogical change over time; interaction spaces and landscaped outdoor terraces invite ongoing discussion beyond the classroom. Environments simulating real world experiences in sales and financial trading, along with a designated business incubator, strengthen the chance to join forces with the professional community and launch students’ careers.

Honoring the past and looking to the future, the building’s brick façade respects its larger historic context, while modern construction technology allows for maximizing both transparency and energy efficiency – emphasizing daylight, views, and the college’s forward focus.

North Carolina Coastal Federation  |  Newport, NC

This new headquarters for the North Carolina Coastal Federation celebrates coastal, community, and cultural education through its Net-Zero designed building and unique site on Bogue Sound. The 74-acre site encourages symbiosis with nature, creating an ideal work environment for scientists and educators who thrive on connections to the outdoors. The site layout preserves framed views to the sound, while long porches draw people closer to the water. A boardwalk creates places of discovery along the pathway from field to sound, using the endangered landscape and its five diverse ecosystems as a teaching tool and encouraging visitor engagement. The building strives to work with the land rather than overcoming it, sitting delicately at the intersection of land and water.

Designed to be carbon neutral, the building lightly touches the ground. The architectural forms create a communal courtyard and showcase sustainable building strategies, and the footprint maximizes interstitial spaces as active zones. The resilient structure is rated for category 4 storms, with the footprint well out of the flood zone and 12’ above the water. With 100% roof water collection, solar power generation, geothermal wells, and low impact development strategies, the building is well positioned to withstand storms and a changing coastline. The site plan, driven by living shorelines and oyster restoration, minimizes vegetative clearing, maintains trees for shade and habitat, and protects 100% of site wetlands. Solar panels, high R-values, southern exposure, and strategic shading mitigate solar heat gain and further reduce energy use. A minimal materials palette relies heavily on wood for environmental benefits, site connections, resiliency, local sourcing, and a traditional Japanese charred wood waterproofing treatment.


Scott May
Greenville Higher Ed Sector Leader |  Principal