LS3P announced that Vice President | Principal Richard Gowe, AIA, LEED AP, assumed the role of Charleston Office Leader on January 8, 2020. Gowe, who joined the firm in 1983 and previously served as Studio Leader and Commercial Projects Sector Leader, will oversee practice and operations in the Charleston area.
Gowe earned a Bachelor of Science in Design from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture from Rice University, and brings extensive experience in the office, hospitality, transportation, retail, educational, mixed use, civic, and residential market rate and affordable housing markets. A few of his notable projects in the Charleston area include Skygarden Apartments, French Quarter Inn, Hayne Street Inn, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Hoffler Place at 595 King Street, The Victoria Center at 205 King Street, apartments at 511 Meeting Street, SCRA’s office building, and Cane Bay Middle School.
LS3P’s CEO-Elect Marc Marchant, AIA, LEED AP, notes that Gowe’s unique skill set positions him well for this leadership role. “Rich’s broad range of design expertise, coupled with his business acumen and a sincere commitment to client relationships, makes Rich an ideal candidate for leading the Charleston office,” Marchant explains. “He has been instrumental to our office growth and development for many years, and the positive impacts of his work are visible across the Charleston region.”
CEO / Chairman Thom Penney, FAIA also sees this transition as immensely positive for the office and for the firm. “Rich brings over 30 years of in-depth knowledge of architecture and construction, and a keen understanding of how each project enhances the fabric of the city,” Penney says. “Through his expert design work, he has earned the trust of his clients, contributed greatly to the economic development of our state, and helped to make Charleston the thriving city we enjoy today.”
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 580 design awards in diverse practice areas. For more information on LS3P, visit www.ls3p.com.