Richard Gowe, AIA, LEED AP

Charleston Office Leader

Vice President / Principal

With 35 years of experience in architectural practice, Richard Gowe serves as Vice President and Principal in LS3P’s Charleston office. With an expertise in commercial development projects, Richard’s experience includes new construction, renovations, and tenant upfits. He specializes in personalized  service to help his clients assess entitlement risk, facilitate consensus building, and define project parameters. Thriving on collaboration, Richard is able to actualize clients’ investment visions by building cohesive teams and connecting clients to other clients, contractors, consultants, or other professionals. Richard is considered a “businessman’s architect” because he is very considerate of his clients’ bottom line while designing outstanding urban and architectural spaces.

A 1983 graduate of Clemson University with a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University, Richard has worked extensively in Charleston’s Historic District and has assisted many of the city’s most experienced developers as well as out-of-town clients in navigating the complicated Charleston development landscape. He is well-versed in the stringent requirements of the local Board of Architectural Review, and participates as manager, client contact, and designer in the public approvals process. Beyond being an architect, Richard is a respected thought leader who is recognized for his discernment in marketing, assembling proposals, and developing strategies.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT/ PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Christian Family YMCA Board (2005-2008); Cannon Street YMCA (2005-2008); AIA; Urban Land Institute.