Katherine Peele, FAIA, LEED AP

Chair / Chief Practice Officer


Katherine Peele serves as LS3P’s Chief Practice Officer. Katherine joined the firm (then Boney Architects) in 1988 after she graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina State University’s School of Design with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. She was the valedictorian of her class at the School of Design.

In her 31 years with the firm, she has managed over $1 billion worth of construction, with projects ranging from educational to workplace and community focuses.  Her current role as Chief Practice Officer includes oversight of design excellence and quality, growth of practice expertise, and innovation.

Katherine served as the 2000 President of AIA North Carolina and in 2017 was appointed by the Governor to serve a five-year term on the North Carolina Board of Architecture. She was elevated to AIA Fellowship in 2003 in recognition of her extensive expertise and commitment to educational facility design.  She also serves as the Chair of the Membership Committee for the Leaders Council of NC State University College of Design.  In 2009, she was awarded the William H. Dietrick Service Medal by the AIA North Carolina Chapter for her service to the profession in North Carolina.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: AIA: Member; Southeast Region Design Awards, Chair (1996). AIA North Carolina Chapter: Committee on Women & Minorities, Co-Chair (1992); Board Member (1996-2000); President (2000). AIA Committee on Architecture for Education: Advisory Board Member (1997-2001); Chair (2001). North Carolina Educational Facility Planners, President (1999). Council of Educational Facility Planners International. Wake Education Partnership, Board of Directors. Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry. North Carolina State University School of Architecture & College of Design, Advisory Board Member.