Top 50 in Sustainability
12 September 2013
Ph: LMS Architects
For the third consecutive year, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMS) has been recognized in Architect Magazine's annual ARCHITECT 50 ranking of architecture firms in the U.S., and tops this year's list as Number One in Sustainability.
Firms were ranked according to their commitment to sustainable practices and green project certifications, and LMS ranked 28th overall for their accomplishments in the categories of business, sustainability and design excellence. Firms were measured by additional criteria including net revenue per employee, profits invested in research and energy-efficiency metrics.
Architect editors praised the 16-member firm for its achievements, noting that "This firm in San Francisco is proof that you don't have to be a large firm to make a big impact through sustainable design. LMS has embedded the ethos of energy efficiency into its entire practice."
With green design as a core value and research as a central focus, LMS approaches projects under the direction of Partners William Leddy, Marsha Maytum and Richard Stacy, and Senior Associates Gregg Novicoff (B.A. Architecture '92) and Charlie Stott. LMS aims to create practical, economic relationships between the built environment and the natural world through using environmentally appropriate strategies.
LMS was recently recognized by the AIA California Council 2013 Awards for Sustainability, receiving an Honor Award for the Sweetwater Spectrum Community in Sonoma, CA, a net-zero residential community for autistic adults that was built to LEED Gold standards. LMS also received an AIACC Merit Award for a LEED Platinum-certified affordable senior housing project in Oakland, CA. LMS has been honored for leadership in sustainable design by the U.S. Green Building Council, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Building Museum, Washington D.C.