Architect Magazine: 2017 Architect 50, Ranked #26

For the seventh year in a row, LMSA has ranked in Architect 50's top firms in the nation! This year, we ranked #7 for sustainable design and #26 overall.

AIA National - Educational Facility Design Award, Award of Merit

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley received a 2017 AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Award of Merit- we are continually pleased to see this great project recognized at a national level.

SFAI Fort Mason Campus Architecture + the City Tour

On Friday, September 29, LMSA and the San Francisco Art Institute will be conducting a tour of the new SFAI Fort Mason Center campus as part of AIA San Francisco's Architecture + the City Tour. This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about both the renovation and seismic strengthening of the Pier 2 shed as well as the conversion of the pier into the new SFAI campus. Tickets are $15 for AIA SF members and $25 for non-members.

San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason Center Opens

Students have officially begun moving in to the new San Francisco Art Institute - Fort Mason campus. We're very excited to finally unveil the newly renovated pier to the public, with public hours beginning August 30. We have been involved with Pier 2 for many years, first for the renovation and seismic strengthening of the pier followed by the installation of the new SFAI campus, and we have enjoyed being a part of the union between one of the city's oldest cultural institutions and an internationally-renowned art school. Be sure to check it out once students have had time to settle in - these white walls will be no more!

LMSA Welcomes Two New Senior Associates

We are pleased to share that Jasen Bohlander, AIA, LEED AP and Aaron Thornton, AIA have been promoted to the position of Senior Associate. Jasen and Aaron both have extensive experience designing for public, private, and nonprofit clients in the Bay Area, and they share a powerful commitment to socially conscious and environmentally responsible architecture- we're excited to have them take on greater leadership roles in the firm.

Bill Leddy Interview with Modern Architect

Bill Leddy recently sat down with Tom Dioro at KZSU 90.1FM, Stanford University's radio station, for their Modern Architect program. He discusses his inspiration for choosing to become an architect, what has made LMSA so successful, and more. Check it out!

On the Habits of High-Performance Firms

LMSA participated in a study recently published by the AIA Committee on the Environment that investigated ten firms who have received at least three AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project awards and their secrets to sustainable design excellence. We loved being a part of it and sharing our experiences with the architecture community; be sure to check out Lance Hosey's summary of the report in Architect Magazine.

Vanna Whitney Promoted to Senior Associate

We are excited to share that Vanna Whitney has been promoted to Senior Associate!

Vanna has focused her more than 20-year career on underserved communities and environmental and social sustainability. As a valued leader at LMSA, she has made key contributions to the firm and the community. She has deep experience with multifamily housing and has led the firm's mentorship program and spoken on supportive housing at local and national events.

2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award

LMSA is thrilled to have been selected by the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors for the 2017 Architecture Firm Award, the highest honor the Institute bestows on an architecture firm.

UC Berkeley Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation Certified LEED Platinum

The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley, an exemplary model of sustainable design since it opened in the fall of 2015, has officially been certified LEED Platinum.