Design excellences begins with a multiplicity of perspectives. At LS3P, we believe that inclusion is critical to the future of architecture and the the richness of the built environment. Our work is stronger and our culture is more vibrant when we include as many voices at our table as possible.
Your voice matters. Whatever your background may be, your viewpoint and your talents will advance our collective knowledge and enliven our design discourse. We are committed to providing opportunities for every employee to thrive; we welcome and encourage you to join our team and share your experience as part of our collegial, collaborative environment.
If you're looking for a job in the architecture industry, we know you have options. Firms everywhere are looking for gifted designers and dedicated team members. We hope that in your search for the right place to develop new skills, contribute to world-class projects, and participate in meaningful collaboration, you'll consider joining our diverse and talented team here at LS3P.
Chances are good that if you have a particular area of interest, LS3P has a project to match. We work at all scales, from small renovations to comprehensive master plans, and have a diverse area of practice areas and project types. We could list all of our accolades and our 470+ design awards here, but our award-winning designs are only part of the story.
We design high-rise office buildings and custom homes; stadium design and churches; airports and museums; K-12 schools and cutting-edge research centers. Sustainability is a central part of what we do. LS3P is a full participant in the AIA 2030 Challenge, and we have just designed our third “Net Zero ready” school. Weʼre proud of our firmʼs history and a substantial project portfolio, but we also have our eyes on a bright future.
Our people are our greatest strength, and we never take that for granted. We consider it an honor that so many of our team members join LS3P and stay for decades; our President, Thom Penney, began his career at LS3P as a high school intern. With eight offices in the Southeast, we have a small-firm feel but offer large-firm resources. We make it easy to connect, collaborate, and share expertise across the firm. Our clients and colleagues are a huge part of our successful teamwork. Client relationships are extremely important to us, which is evidenced by the fact that a significant amount of our work is repeat business.
At LS3P, we work hard to make our workplace a nice place to be. We take care of our team members, and we want this to be a place which helps you to thrive. Our schedule supports flexibility and balance. We know you work hard while youʼre here, and we encourage you to enjoy the rest of your life when youʼre not. Our work week ends at noon on Fridays, and in addition to regular paid holidays and vacation time, we close all of our offices between December 24 through New Yearʼs Day so that our team can enjoy travel and time with family and friends.
Like most firms, we offer a competitive base salary, health insurance benefits, and a discretionary 401(k) match to help you plan for financial security. In addition, we can boast eight great office locations in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Columbia, and Greenville, SC; Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, NC; and Savannah, GA. All of our offices are walkable, connected, and at the heart of the cities in which we work and live. We encourage employee health and wellness through a variety of supportive programs; we offer convenient ways to get personal errands done; and we enjoy work life balance. We like the people working next to us, and we provide regular opportunities for team building and socializing.
In addition to these perks, we think our working environment is pretty great. LS3P believes in transparency and open communication. We care about your happiness and we care about your future. We celebrate your accomplishments. We want to hear your ideas. We are committed to the communities we serve, and we encourage our team members to be involved in community service and civic engagement.
At every stage of your career, LS3P supports your professional development. We participate fully in the Architecture Experience Program (AXP) and work to provide opportunities to give you the full range of experience you need to prepare for you future. For those taking the ARE, we offer support in the form of time off for testing and reimbursement for exams. We encourage lifelong learning through in-house CEUs, Lunch and Learns, professional development stipends, and opportunities for conference attendance. We want to help you chart your career path, and support you and reaching your goals.
The hiring process should be a win-win, matching talented employees with employers who are committed to helping them grow. At LS3P, we welcome you to get to know us. Ask questions. Visit our website, and visit our offices. Take a look at our projects and our process, and come talk to us about how your skills, interests, and goals might align with our firmʼs values.