Please join us Monday May 6th 2019
For our meeting Monday May 6th 2019 for our meeting with Mary Beth Sims Branham, AIA; Vice President and Principal of LS3P’s Columbia office.
Mary Beth Sims Branham, AIA is Vice President and Principal of LS3P’s Columbia office. LS3P is a regional firm with eight offices in the southeast (SC and NC) and more than 300 professionals on staff. Mary Beth started the Capital Studio for LS3P in early 2004 – the only “start-up” office for the firm. Celebrating their 15th anniversary this year, the office has grown to a staff of 16 architects, interior designers and staff and is listed as the fifth largest architectural office in the Midlands. With more than 35 years’ experience, Mary Beth’s strengths are in client relations, preliminary project programming and design visioning.
While now managing an office with a broad range of project types, Mary Beth specializes in K-12 facility design and leads the firm’s K-12 design initiatives for South Carolina. This specialty led to her being actively involved and holding leadership positions with K-12 educational organizations such as A4LE SC (Association for Learning Environments), ACE Mentor of the Midlands and the Riley Institute’s South Carolina Coalition for Community Learning Centers.
Active with the American Institute of Architects throughout her career, Mary Beth has been a constant advocate for the profession since graduation from college. Involved in the leadership with AIA on a local, state, regional and national level, led Mary Beth to ultimately becoming the second female President of AIA/SC in 2004.
A 1981 graduate in Architectural Design from Clemson University, Mary Beth has continued support for her Alma Mater. She served on the Clemson Advancement Foundation Board for 10 years and was a member of the Professional Advisory Council for the School of Architecture. (A note for the Gamecocks in the group: Mary Beth also attended USC before pursuing her architectural degree and is a member of the USC Alumni Association and was fortunate to be the designer for the new Alumni Center!)