LS3P Continues to Climb: Architectural Record Top 300 Architecture Firms Ranking

R2i2, photo credit Matt Silk Photographics

Architectural Record has ranked LS3P number 36 on its annual list of Top 300 Architecture Firms, a jump from number 44 in last year’s rankings. In architecture-only firms, LS3P ranks number 15, up from number 21 last year. The list reflects revenue for architectural design work in 2017.

LS3P’s notable recent South Carolina projects include the new BoomTown headquarters at Pacific Box and Crate, a 60,000 square foot contemporary office space for a real estate software company in a thriving mixed-use development in North Charleston, SC; the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2), a 215,000 square foot multi-generational learning center in Columbia, SC; and a new 180,000 square foot facility for the Clemson University College of Business currently in design in Greenville, SC in association with LMN Architects.

North Carolina projects include 300 South Tryon, a 25-story, 689,000 square foot office tower with street-level retail which has re-shaped the Charlotte, NC skyline; advance planning for the UNC-G School of Nursing, a state-of-the-art 180,000 healthcare education building in Greensboro, NC in association with SmithGroupJJR; and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Orthopedic Hospital, a 134,000 square foot addition to an existing surgical pavilion in Wilmington, NC. In Georgia, LS3P’s Savannah office recently completed a major historic preservation project which transformed a former fire-damaged Elks Lodge into a new space for internationally acclaimed restaurant Husk.

LS3P Chairman | President | CEO Thompson E. Penney, FAIA, is optimistic about the potential for continued steady growth across many of the firm’s diverse markets. “Some of the fastest growing cities in the nation are in the Southeast region,” he notes. “Changing demographics are spurring growth across our practice areas, from corporate commercial development to higher education to healthcare.” The firm’s portfolio includes projects at all scales from small renovations to master plans; designs include additions and renovations, historic preservation, interior upfits, urban infill projects, and new construction.

About LS3P: Founded in 1963, LS3P is an architecture, interiors, and planning firm with regional roots and national reach. Operating from its eight offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Savannah, LS3P is deeply committed to the communities in which it serves, and has been honored with over 560 design awards in diverse practice areas. For more information on LS3P, visit

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