Vice President, Principal, LS3P
With 35 years of experience in architectural practice, Richard Gowe serves as Vice President, Principal in LS3P’s Charleston office. Specializing in commercial development projects, Richard’s experience includes new construction, renovations, and tenant upfits. Richard is considered a “businessman’s architect” because he is very considerate of his client’s bottom line while designing outstanding urban and architectural spaces.
A 1983 graduate of Clemson University with a Master of Architecture degree from Rice University, Richard has worked extensively in Charleston’s historic district, and has assisted many of the city’s most experienced developers as well as out-of-town clients in navigating the complicated Charleston development landscape. He is well-versed in the stringent requirements of the local Board of Architectural Review, and participates as manager, client contact, designer, and strategist in the public approvals process.
Richard lives with his wife and 3 children on Daniel Island, where he has been involved in his children’s sports/ballet/college pursuits and helping develop a community garden. Richard’s hobbies include golf, following Clemson football and MLB baseball.