John Edwards, AIA, NCARB

Greenville Office Leader

Vice President | Principal

Principal John Edwards leads LS3P’s Greenville office. John has extensive experience in the design and management of a variety of project types, including municipal, higher education, healthcare, and commercial. His portfolio contains examples of planning, new construction, renovation, adaptive reuse, and historic properties ranging from luxurious resort homes to modest cabin retreats.  With over 25 years of licensed professional practice experience, John has guided the design and execution of projects recognized by national, regional, and local awards programs.  His designs and writing have been featured in several design periodicals and books.  John’s career-long commitment to the design and development of workforce housing has helped to significantly improve the design quality and quantity of Greenville’s affordable housing inventory.    John’s efforts to date have led to the completion of over 200 affordable housing units in Greenville and its surrounding communities.

John’s community engagement has provided guidance and leadership for several organizations, including the Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study (GPATS) Advisory Committee, the City of Greenville’s Design & Preservation Commission (DPC), and the Design Review Board (DRB), where he served as Chair of the Neighborhood Review Panel for four years.  A champion of local historic preservation initiatives, John has served on Greenville’s Ad Hoc Historic Resources Advisory Committee, the DRB’s Urban Review Panel, and the City of Greenville’s Infill Housing Task Force and Housing Master Plan Steering Committee.  John was instrumental in the creation of AIA-CRAN Greenville, the local AIA Chapter’s Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) Knowledge Community.  As charter member, he has served as treasurer and continues to serve on its Advisory Board.  John is a part of Greenville Tech’s AET/CET Advisory Group and has also served as President of the Greenville Spinners Bicycle Club and as President of the Heritage Historic District.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: AIA, Member (1994-Present). City of Greenville: Construction and Maintenance Board of Adjustments and Appeals (2002-2008); Design and Preservation Commission (2008-2009); Design Review Board (2010-Present). Greenville Pickens Area Transportation Study, Long Range Transportation Plan Advisory Board (2006-2007). Heritage Historic District Association, President (2007-2010). Leadership Greenville, Class XXXVI (2009-2010); Palmetto Cycling Coalition, 2002-Present; Greenville Chamber of Commerce Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 2009-Present; AIA-CRAN Greenville, Charter Member; Hands on Greenville, Community Project Team Leader (2007-2009); National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) 1993-Present; City of Greenville – Citywide Housing Strategy Steering Committee, 2012-2013; AIA Greenville James A. Neal Distinguished Service Award recipient, 2023