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LS3P Announces Board Leadership Change

By Staff Reports, posted Oct 4, 2022
Katherine Peele

Architecture, interiors and planning firm LS3P recently announced a key leadership change on its board of directors. 

Chief Practice Officer Katherine Peele, FAIA, has been named board chair, succeeding Thompson E. Penney, FAIA, according to a news release. Senior Vice President Paul Boney, FAIA, will continue to serve as vice chair.

Peele joined LS3P (then Boney Architects) in 1988 after she graduated as valedictorian of her class from N.C. State University with an architecture degree. In her 34 years with the firm, she has managed over $1 billion worth of construction, with projects ranging from educational to workplace to civic work. She became Raleigh office leader in 2005, joined the board of directors in 2010 and was named vice president of practice in 2013. In her role as chief practice officer, which she has held since 2019, she "oversees firmwide design excellence and quality, growth of practice expertise and innovation," the release stated.

Peele served as the 2000 President of AIA North Carolina was elevated to AIA Fellowship in 2003 in recognition of her extensive expertise and commitment to educational facility design; in 2019 she received the AIA North Carolina Gold Medal. In 2009, she was awarded the William H. Dietrick Service Medal by the AIA North Carolina Chapter for her service to the profession; in 2017, she was appointed by the Governor to serve a five-year term on the North Carolina Board of Architecture, where she most recently served as President.

CEO Marc Marchant said he believes that Peele’s unparalleled experience, coupled with her commitment to architecture in service to communities, uniquely qualifies her for this role. “Katherine embodies LS3P’s Values, Mission, and Vision, and has long been a driving force in the firm’s success,” he says. “Her reputation as an outstanding designer, leader, and advocate for the industry comes from her decades of service to the firm and the profession, and we are honored to work with her as the new Chair of LS3P’s Board.”
 

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