LS3P Welcomes New Sustainability Director

Elaine Gallagher Adams, Sustainability Director

LS3P welcomes Elaine Gallagher Adams, AIA, LEED AP BD + C, who joins the firm as Sustainability Director. Gallagher Adams brings substantial multidisciplinary expertise and experience as a practicing architect, professor, sustainability consultant, historic preservation specialist, conference speaker, and contributor to national sustainability guidelines. She will be based in the firm’s Savannah office and will serve as a firmwide resource for high performance building design.

Executive Vice President for Practice Katherine Peele, FAIA, believes that Gallagher Adams’ significant expertise in the field of sustainable design will be an invaluable resource in support of LS3P’s commitment to high performance buildings. “Sustainable design principles are foundational to our practice,” Peele explains. “Elaine’s leadership in this area will raise the bar for our buildings, providing substantial benefits to our clients and their communities.”

Gallagher Adams, a Professor of Architecture, Urban Design, Preservation Design, and Sustainability at SCAD, recently served as High Performance Buildings Consultant on the National Museum of African American History and Culture and at Rocky Mountain Institute as a senior consultant, architect, and senior project manager. Her portfolio includes sustainability consulting for nationwide corporate retrofits, city sustainability initiatives, campuses, federal buildings, and international mixed-use developments.

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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