Groundbreaking Women in Construction

Marsha Maytum will be speaking at the ENR 2019 Groundbreaking Women in Construction (GWIC) conference in San Francisco on May 24th.

Zero Carbon Architecture: the Business Case

William Leddy outlines the business case for designing zero net carbon architecture in the latest issue of arcCA, the journal of AIA California.

Mayor London Breed Celebrates Affordable Housing

San Francisco Mayor London Breed and community leaders joined together on Friday, May 10th, for the groundbreaking of Casa Adelante, located at 1990 Folsom. The project brings 143 new, permanently affordable apartments for low-income households to the Mission, while also providing support spaces for Galería de la Raza - an arts organization, HOMEY - a non-profit, and Felton Institute - early care and education services.

East Bay Housing Organization Affordable Housing Week, 2019

East Bay Housing Organization's Affordable Housing Week is May 9-18, 2019

Celebrate with us at the following events:
Celebrating Culture and Community on the Corridor, Saturday, May 11th, 2:00pm-3:30pm

Sneak Preview and Hard Hat Tour of Casa Arabella, hosted by The Unity Council, Monday, May 13th, 3:00pm-5:00pm

How Local Government and the Private Sector are Tackling the Displacement of Low Income Residents, hosted by the City of Oakland, Thursday, May 16th, 10:00am-12:00pm

California College of the Arts - Blattner Hall Student Housing

In response to the critical unmet need for affordable student housing for the California College of the Arts (CCA) San Francisco campus, a trustee developed new mixed- use student apartments that simultaneously fosters student and neighborhood community, are affordable to students and the College, and reflects CCA’s commitment to environmental stewardship.

AIA Announces Recipients of 2019 Education Facility Design Awards

AIA Announces Recipients of 2019 Education Facility Design Awards

Green Design Needs a New Narrative, Says USGBC Report

Broadening the base of support for environmental priorities by linking them to health is also an AIA strategy, says Marsha Maytum, chair of the AIA Committee on the Environment and principal at the San Francisco–based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects. “Health is not controversial or partisan. It’s for the benefit of everyone,” she tells record, “so it’s a good way to put the environmental message forward without overwhelming people with the entire topic of climate change.”

AIA Honors Cutting-Edge Designs with 2019 Education Facility Design Award

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) is recognizing nine projects for state-of-the-art designs of schools and learning centers.

Blattner Hall at 75 Arkansas
AIA National - Educational Facility Design Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) at Fort Mason Center for the Arts as a winner of the 2019 Education Facility Design Awards.

Bay Meadows Affordable Housing Breaks Ground

BRIDGE Housing celebrates the groundbreaking of Bay Meadows, a new 68 unit affordable housing development.

Casa Adelante at 1990 Folsom has closed on construction financing

The Casa Adelante, also known as 1990 Folsom, has closed escrow and started construction. This new affordable apartment building will add 143 units to the Mission District of San Francisco.

San Mateo launches 68-unit affordable housing project

The City of San Mateo and BRIDGE Housing bring new affordable housing to San Mateo

Blattner Hall at California College of the Arts
Upcoming lecture at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design

William Leddy and Marsha Maytum will illustrate how architecture can help lead the way toward a just, healthy and regenerative future as part of the spring architecture lecture series at the University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design. They are currently teaching a spring architecture studio as Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professors.

AIA Releases New COTE® Top Ten Toolkit

The COTE® Top Ten Awards is the industry’s best-known award program for sustainable design excellence. The COTE® Top Ten Measures and this Toolkit are a framework for incorporating deep green principles from the beginning of every project.

AIA Committee on the Environment January Newsletter

Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP becomes the 26th Chair of the AIA Committee on the Environment

Architect's Newspaper Best of Design: Adaptive Reuse

San Francisco Art Institute receives Architect's Newspaper 2018 Best of Design Award for Adaptive Reuse

New student housing for CCA opens at 75 Arkansas

California College of the Arts (CCA) celebrates the ribbon cutting of Blattner Hall

LMSA Announces New Promotions

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects is pleased to announce the promotions of Vanna Whitney, AIA CGBP, Edward Kopelson, AIA, LEED AP, Dominique Elie, and Gwen Fuertes in recognition of their leadership and significant contributions to the firm.

The Commonwealth Club’s San Francisco headquarters honors its union history

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. Each year, we bring nearly 500 events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to more than 25,000 members and the public.

San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason Wins 2018 AIA COTE Top 10 Award
AIA National - Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Green Project Award

San Francisco Art Institute at Fort Mason Center for the Arts receives AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Projects Award

AIA National - Committee on the Environment, Top Ten Green Project Award

Family House receives AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Projects Award

LMSA Announces New Promotions

We are excited to share that Ryan Jang, AIA, LEED AP has been promoted to Associate Principal and Idit Harlev has been promoted to Associate, Director of Finance and Operations. Ryan and Idit both play a key role in the ongoing success of LMSA and we are excited to see them continue to grow. Congratulations!

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.

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!

California College Of The Arts Breaks Ground On More Student Housing

California College of the Arts started construction on its next student housing project in April. The 228-bed four-story building at 75 Arkansas St. will take about 16 months to build and is expected to be ready for students by fall 2018.

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.