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William Leddy, Marsha Maytum and Richard Stacy began collaborating in the early 1980's in San Francisco. Since then, they have created a diverse collection of architecture that has been consistently recognized by the profession and the press. Today, the partners of LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects continue their dedication to architectural excellence. The firm is structured to ensure a close collaboration between the partners and the talented individuals on their staff.

WILLIAM LEDDY, FAIA
Principal, LEED Accredited Professional

William Leddy is a founding Partner of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and has devoted his career to creating architectural works that integrate innovative and environmentally responsible design while respecting tradition without imitation. A graduate of the University of Oregon in 1975, his diverse body of work is internationally recognized for its creative, comprehensive response to the unique characteristics of each site and circumstance.

He has lectured internationally, served as a visiting professor at several universities and been honored by organizations including the American Institute of Architects, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the California Preservation Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy and the French Institute of Architecture.

"We resist the one-liner, because architecture is not about one or two things, it's about everything: sociology, politics, economics, the environment...Great works of architecture bring all those things together in experience with grace and dignity, which is what we try to do."—William Leddy

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MARSHA MAYTUM, FAIA
Principal, LEED Accredited Professional

Marsha Maytum is a founding Partner of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. She has focused her career on the rehabilitation of historic buildings, the adaptive reuse of existing structures and the creation of new buildings within historic settings. Her education in the 1970s at the University of Oregon and Royal Academy in Denmark was founded upon responsible environmental design and historic preservation.

By promoting sustainable design with innovative transformation of historic resources, she has demonstrated the link between saving buildings and natural resources. Frequently an invited juror and critic, Ms. Maytum also lectures nationally on the topic of sustainable design and adaptive reuse. Her work has received national and regional design awards from the American Institute of Architects, the National Building Museum, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the California Preservation Foundation.

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RICHARD STACY, FAIA
Principal

Richard Stacy is a founding Partner of Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, has over 25 years of experience designing and facilitating construction of modern architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area. His award-winning designs respond sensitively to place with rigorous organization, environmental responsibility and with detailed attention to the craft of construction.

Prior to working in San Francisco, he studied architecture at Rice University and interned in Houston, Texas. Mr. Stacy's designs have been honored by organizations including the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the California Preservation Foundation. He has been a lecturer and critic at several universities and served as an AIA awards juror.

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CHARLIE STOTT, AIA
Senior Associate, LEED Accredited Professional

As a Senior Associate at LMS Architects, Charlie has been the project lead on many award-winning high school, university, affordable housing, and adaptive-reuse projects. As an experienced team leader with highly effective communication and project delivery skills, Charlie's top focus is to understand his client's requirements and to guide the client, design and construction team to a successful conclusion—a project that is well executed, exceeds expectations, and is delivered on time and on budget.

Charlie is committed to designing buildings that minimize their impact on the environment, and maximize the social and cultural returns to their neighborhoods. With a passion for innovative sustainable design, many of Charlie's completed projects have achieved LEED, COTE Top Ten and 2030 Commitment status. He shares his professional interests and expertise with his peers and the broader community through a longstanding involvement in the San Francisco AIA's Committee on the Environment. His experience encompasses project management, programming, entitlements and oversight of all phases of design, construction documentation, and construction administration. Charlie is a registered architect, a LEED accredited professional, and holds bachelors and masters degrees in architecture.

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GREGG NOVICOFF, AIA
Senior Associate, LEED Accredited Professional

Gregg Novicoff, AIA, LEED AP, has worked closely with his clients to produce creative and thoughtful solutions — buildings that perform a vital role in leading the way to an environmentally and socially sustainable future. His diverse body of work includes cultural, educational and civic projects in both new construction and the adaptive reuse of existing and historic structures.

Mr. Novicoff has been instrumental in many of the firm’s most important projects including the award-winning Ed Roberts Campus, an 85,000 square-foot international center for the Independent Living and Disabled Rights movement in Berkeley, California, which integrates advanced sustainable and universal design strategies within a transit oriented development. Mr. Novicoff’s recent projects include the Commonwealth Club of California, the Nancy and Stephan Grand Family House and Camp Tawonga Master Plan.

Mr. Novicoff is a registered architect in California and received Bachelors of Arts in Architecture and English from the University California, Berkeley and a Master’s degree in Architecture from Harvard University.

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JASEN BOHLANDER, AIA
Associate, LEED Accredited Professional

Jasen joined LMSA in 2005 to work with clients who are committed to conscientious and meaningful projects. His interest in craft and detail allows him to focus on ensuring the design is well executed during construction. Jasen brought together his commitment to sustainability and design excellence as project architect for two of the firm’s most successful education projects, the Nueva School Hillside Learning Complex and the Sacred Heart School Science and Student Life Center. Both schools were recognized as AIA COTE Top Ten Green projects and the Science and Student Life Center was also the first LEED for Schools Platinum certified building in the nation.

Recently Jasen was project manager for Firehouse No. 1, the first new firehouse to be built in San Francisco since the 1970’s and he is currently overseeing construction for the San Francisco North Beach Branch Library. Jasen is a registered architect in the state of California and a LEED Accredited Professional, with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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CHRISTOPHER MAY, AIA
Associate, LEED Accredited Professional

Dedicated to designing with purpose since joining LMSA in 2005, Chris has enjoyed creating projects for non-profit clients that support their missions. As project architect for Sweetwater Spectrum, a new community for adults with autism, Chris was instrumental in the research and design for a new, national model to provide an innovative, supportive residential community that challenges each individual to reach their highest potential. Chris served as project architect for the Sharon Simpson Center at California Shakespeare Theater’s Bruns Amphitheater and was an active team member on the Ed Roberts Campus, a universally-designed building in Berkeley at the Ashby BART station.

He is currently working on the Commonwealth Club of California on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, La Bahia Hotel in Santa Cruz, and overseeing construction of Building 813 in Hunters Point Shipyard. Chris obtained a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan and a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley. Chris is a registered architect in the state of California and a LEED Accredited Professional.

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VANNA WHITNEY, AIA
Associate

Committed to underserved communities and environmental and social sustainability, Vanna regards good design as fundamental to this social engagement. She is dedicated to listening to and interpreting clients’ needs in built form. In her eight years with LMSA, Vanna has contributed to many of the firm’s mission driven projects. Vanna is currently the project manager for Rene Cazenave Apartments, supportive housing for chronically homeless individuals in the Transbay neighborhood of San Francisco and for 474 Natoma, an affordable family housing South of Market in San Francisco.

Her additional award winning projects include Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments, Mission Walk, and 14th & Madison. Vanna’s commitment to serve the community extends beyond her work in the firm. She is an assistant cook for the Streetmeal program in Berkeley, has provided her time and design expertise to Habitat for Humanity, and is a member of the East Bay Housing Organization (EBHO). Vanna is a registered architect in the state of California with degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of California, Berkeley.

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RYAN JANG, AIA, LEED AP
Associate

Ryan Jang, AIA, LEED AP, thoroughly understands the values of each client, institution and community, ensuring that everyone, especially underserved populations, have access to thoughtful, uplifting architecture. Mr. Jang is dedicated to all phases of design and construction and to building strong relationships with a diversity of project stakeholders.

Mr. Jang is serving as Project Architect for the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley, a new 24,000 sq. ft. building for the University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering. The Institute’s mission is to re-energize design and manufacturing innovation at the national level, honing the integrated set of skills students will need to create a sustainable future. Mr. Jang also served as Project Manager for over 200 units of housing in San Francisco communities, including Hayes Valley and Dogpatch as well as notable award winning single family residences featured in the New York Times, Dwell and Architectural Record. Mr. Jang is a registered Architect in California and a LEED accredited professional. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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