Boston – EYP Architecture & Engineering recently announced that Leslie Sims, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm as a science expert, supporting EYP’s nationally recognized higher education, government, and corporate sectors. For more than 30 years, she has been a widely acknowledged leader in innovative architecture for science, engineering, and technology, and is nationally recognized for the management, planning, and design of a wide variety of laboratory spaces, from undergraduate teaching laboratories to highly specialized research spaces.
Commented EYP vice president of design & expertise, Leila Kamal, “Leslie’s demonstrated expertise in creating laboratory spaces that attract students to science and incorporate new, innovative styles of learning is unparalleled. Her vast science and technology knowledge, coupled with her passion for strategically solving complex problems, team-building, and fostering client relationships, will further position EYP as an industry leader.” She continued, “I am confidant that her commitment to design excellence and her strong leadership will greatly benefit our clients, and continue our firm’s growth and success.”
As a science expert, Sims will address the complex challenges of designing highly flexible, adaptable, equipment-driven spaces that help support the research agenda in the sciences and engineering, as well as academic medicine and allied health professional education. Prior to joining EYP, she played a key role in her previous position as a principal at NBBJ, where her impressive list of prominent clients included Harvard University, Dartmouth College, Boston College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center/New England Medical Center.
A sought-after speaker for regional and national conferences, author of numerous published articles, reviewer of research grants for the National Institute of Health, and a design advisor for Suffolk University Design School, Sims’ groundbreaking work has received several design awards. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects and several industry organizations, a registered architect in Mass. and South Carolina, and a LEED-accredited professional. Sims received a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University.