Mary Beth Sims Branham Named Top 50 Influential People in Columbia

Mary Beth Sims Branham

January 8, 2020 – Columbia, South Carolina

LS3P is pleased to congratulate Principal, Vice President, and Office Leader Mary Beth Sims Branham, AIA, who has been named one of Columbia's top 50 Most Influential People. For the past three years, Columbia Business Magazine has honored the region’s most influential people. The selection process is a result of staff research and community nominations of individuals who have made a lasting impact in the area.

Originally from Columbia, 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. With more than thirty-five years of experience, she has designed notable projects in the community including the Richland Two Institute of Innovation, the University of South Carolina Pastides Alumni Center, the Fireflies/Segra Stadium designed by LS3P in association with Populous, AllSouth Federal Credit Union Headquarters and the City of Columbia Cannon Parking Garage. In addition to leading the office, Branham is highly involved in leadership roles in her profession and community throughout her career. Branham has a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design from Clemson University and served as the President of the South Carolina American Institute of Architects in 2004.

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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