LS3P’s Thom Penney named Chair-Elect of the CRDA

July 14, 2017

LS3P’s Chairman | President |CEO Thompson E. Penney, FAIA, has been named Chair-Elect of the Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) for the fiscal year beginning July 2017. Penney has been an active Board member of the CRDA for over a decade, including leadership roles as Co-Chair of the “Opportunity Next” Regional Economic Strategic Plan and member of the Leadership Development Committee and Organizational Excellence Committee. He is currently serving a four-year term as an Executive Committee Member.

Penney, who first joined LS3P as a high school student, has led the firm since 1989. In addition to serving as a National President of the American Institute of Architects and former Chair of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, he has been honored with the Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award from the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Architecture Alumni Achievement Award from Clemson University, the Presidential Citation from the American Institute of Architects, and the Award for Ethics and Civic Responsibility by the Free Enterprise Foundation.


About the CRDA

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance is a professional economic development organization representing Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties in South Carolina. The CRDA promotes the Charleston region’s business, academic and lifestyle strengths worldwide to attract the world’s best companies, entrepreneurs and professional talent. Ultimately, the goal is to strengthen regional employment, build our base of high-value industries, and significantly improve the economic future for all who live and work in the greater Charleston area.


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 540 design awards in diverse practice areas. For more information on LS3P, visit