San Franisco-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Architecture Firm Award.
“Their passion for addressing some of the profession’s thorniest issues including regenerative design, universal access, social equity and housing for the most disadvantaged has been consistent and impressive,” wrote Bob Berkebile, FAIA Emeritus, in a recommendation letter.
Founded in 1983 by principals William Leddy, FAIA, Marsha Maytum, FAIA, and Richard Stacy, FAIA, LMSA has since carried out its mission of addressing issues of resource depletion, climate change, historic preservation, and social equity in a variety of building types.
Notable projects by LMSA include the Plaza Apartments, San Francisco’s first permanent housing for the formerly homeless; the Ed Roberts Campus, designed to serve and celebrate the Independent Living / Disabled Rights Movement; the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; the North Beach Branch Library; the Sweetwater Spectrum Community Campus; the Nueva School; and Merritt Crossing, named one of the AIA's top 10 housing projects of 2014.
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects is the 54th AIA Architecture Firm Award recipient. Previous recipients of the AIA Firm Award include LMN Architects (2016), Ehrlich Architects (2015), Eskew + Dumez + Ripple (2014), Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (2013), VJAA (2012), Lake| Flato (2004), Gensler (2000), Perkins & Will (1999), Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (1994), and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (1962).
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