Mary Beth Sims Branham, AIA

Columbia Office Leader

Vice President / Principal

Principal and Vice President Mary Beth Sims Branham serves as Columbia Office Leader.  With more than thirty-five years of experience, she has been involved in the design of office/commercial, educational, healthcare, and civic projects around the state.  Highly involved in leadership roles in her profession and community throughout her career, Mary Beth served as the 2004 President of AIA South Carolina.

Originally from Columbia, SC, Mary Beth opened LS3P’s Columbia office in May 2004, the first start-up office for the firm. Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2019, the office has become one of the premier architecture and interior design offices in the Midlands. In addition to leading the office, she is highly involved in the initial stages of projects with a passion for community engagement, programming, and design.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: AIA: Member (1982-Present); AIA South Carolina Chapter: Member (1982-Present); South Carolina Architecture Magazine, Editor (1998-2001); AIA/SC Vice President/President Elect (2003); AIA/SC President (2004); AIA Columbia Chapter: Member (1982-Present); St. Joseph’s Church Choir (1988-1989); Town Theatre Board of Governors, Secretary (1987-1991); Actor (1981-Present); RMH Children’s Hospital Parents Advisory Council, Chairman (1992-1995); CEFPI, Member (2005-Present), President (2010); Urban Land Institute: Member (2005-Present); Midlands Chapter, Sponsorship Chairman (2006-2007); Midlands Executive Committee (2011); Reality Check Implementation Committee Co-Chair (2013); McWaters “Flip Your Classroom” Competition, Juror (2014); USC Alumni Association Member (2012-Present); Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Member; Reality Check – Midlands Action Collaborative Chair (2013-2016); ACE Mentor – Midlands Affiliate, Chair (2016-2018); Clemson University, 2nd Year Projects Juror (2017); Historic Columbia Preservation Awards Juror (2017).