Architecture, interiors, and planning firm LS3P’s Greenville office is celebrating 50 years of design excellence and community engagement in the Upstate. A celebration for staff, clients, and colleagues held in LS3P’s new office location at 2 West Washington St on December 5th marked the end of a year of outreach events and an office move.
The office has its roots in Neal Prince Architects, a firm founded by architect Jim Neal in 1969 specializing in residential and faith-based designs. Neal Prince Architects merged with LS3P in 2011; today, the Greenville office team is led by Vice President and Principal Scott May, AIA, LEED AP, who also serves as the firm’s Higher Education Practice Leader. The office of over 40 team members brings significant expertise in diverse award-winning designs for higher education, worship, healthcare, commercial, recreational, and institutional projects.
May sees this anniversary as both an important milestone honoring the office’s rich heritage, and the beginning of an exciting new chapter in a new office in space in the Greenville One building in the heart of downtown. “We are grateful for this opportunity to honor our history, our team, and the clients who make the work we do so rewarding,” May says. “Greenville has been exceptionally good to us over the last half-century; we look forward to continuing to design and build in this fast-growing region.” Notable recent work includes:
Greenville Tech Center for Manufacturing Innovation: This leading-edge training center for advanced manufacturing technologies supports education, research, and entrepreneurship to build a highly skilled workforce. In designing for a new building typology, the team balanced the needs of the students with the complex requirements of the finely calibrated equipment. The transparency of the design showcases the innovative curriculum and technology.
CU-ICAR Research One- This four-story research and academic building features flexible research and office space for innovators and entrepreneurs supporting the region’s automotive cluster. Located on a prominent entry into the campus, the building expresses the program’s technology focus with sleek metal, glass and concrete facades.
Clemson Littlejohn Coliseum Renovation- The renovation for the storied Littlejohn Coliseum heightens the game-day experience for athletes and fans alike. The major addition and renovation project rotated the seating bowl 90 degrees to recapture underutilized space, making room for new seating options, improved amenities, and a highly visible double-height entry. The new practice facility state-of-the-art training space for all aspects of the men’s and women’s basketball programs under one roof.
Established in 1963, LS3P provides architecture, interior architecture, and planning services nationwide with offices in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville, SC and Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC. LS3P is honored to be included in Engineering News Record, Architectural Record, and Interior Design’s top design firms, and was named ENR’s Southeast Design Firm of the Year for 2014. Our combined offices have received over 400 awards for excellence in design. For more information, visit www.ls3p.com.
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