LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects (LMSA) is a nationally recognized design firm based in San Francisco, California. We are devoted to the creation of mission-driven, high-performance architecture that is anchored in its place, supports evolving pedagogies, and models a hopeful, just and sustainable future for all. We believe in the power of buildings as teachers, connecting us to each other and to the world around us at many levels. We are committed to the design of inviting, flexible, and cost-effective student housing and educational environments that support each institution’s unique mission and foster strong, inclusive academic communities.
For over 30 years LMSA has been a national leader in the design of regenerative architecture that celebrates history, culture, and the natural world. The firm has received over 175 regional, national and international design awards, including six National AIA Education Facility Design Awards and five National AIA Housing Awards. A nationally recognized leader in sustainable design integration, LMSA is one of only two firms in the nation to have received twelve or more AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Green Project awards. In 2017 LMSA was honored by the American Institute of Architects with its Architecture Firm Award– the Institute’s highest honor for an architecture practice recognizing consistent design leadership for over a decade.
Our design philosophy is grounded in the collaborative search for sensible, economic, and environmentally appropriate solutions to our client’s functional and aesthetic needs. Our design approach begins with people: we immerse ourselves in the culture, organization, and community of our clients so that we fully understand the specific needs and aspirations of everyone involved. We guide a creative dialogue toward the development of spaces that provide inspiring, durable, and healthy settings to teach and learn, to live, work, and play – spaces that encourage inspired collaboration at many scales.