San Francisco, CA—Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSa) has promoted four people to leadership positions in the firm, announced William Leddy, FAIA, LEED AP, principal. Gregg Novicoff has been named associate principal; Ryan Jang has been named senior associate; and Aaron Thornton and Edward Kopelson have both been named associates.
Gregg Novicoff, AIA LEED AP, has 20 years of professional experience and has been with LMS A since 2005. His projects include the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, California, and Family House, which provides temporary housing to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at the University of California San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital. He is currently working on several affordable housing and veterans housing projects with nonprofit organizations, including Mercy Housing, Swords to Plowshares, Chinatown Community Development Center, and San Francisco Housing Development Corporation. Mr. Novicoff is a licensed architect in California and a LEED accredited professional. He received his master of architecture from Harvard University and both his bachelor of arts in architecture and his bachelor of arts in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ryan Jang, AIA LEED AP, has 12 years of professional experience and has been with LMS A since 2013. Mr. Jang’s projects include the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley, and Walker Hall at the University of California, Davis. He is currently working on the adaptive use of Pier 2 in San Francisco into the San Francisco Art Institute Graduate Center at Fort Mason Center. Mr. Jang is a licensed architect in California and a LEED accredited professional. He received a bachelor of architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Aaron Thornton, AIA, has 18 years of professional experience. Since he joined the firm, he has worked on the 75 Arkansas student housing development in San Francisco and affordable and senior housing at 88 Broadway along the northeast waterfront of San Francisco. A licensed architect in California, he received his master of architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, and his bachelor of science, architecture studies, from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Edward Kopelson AIA, LEED AP, recently joined the firm and has more than eight years of professional experience. At LMS A , Mr. Kopelson has been the project architect for Laguna Housing, affordable housing with veteran units in Fremont. A LEED accredited professional, he received his master of architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and his bachelor of arts, visual arts, from the University of California, San Diego.
About Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
Founded in 2001, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects designs high-performance architecture that addresses some of today’s biggest challenges. The firm works with community, cultural, educational, and social justice organizations to build environments that support positive social change and help lead our society to a sustainable future. Some of the firm’s most well-known recent projects include the Rene Cazenave Apartments in San Francisco; the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley; the North Beach Branch Library in San Francisco; the Sweetwater Spectrum Community in Sonoma; and Cavallo Point – The Lodge at the Golden Gate in Sausalito. The firm’s work has garnered numerous local, national, and international awards. For more information,