People

Les Shepherd, FAIA, LEED AP

Director of Planning

In his leadership role, Les is an integral part of EYP’s high-performance design leadership team. He works with project teams across all sectors to strategize innovative solutions to complex programmatic challenges, and to maximize the design potential to advance the client’s mission. 

Les spent 25 years with the US General Services Administration (GSA), where he served as Chief Architect for 10 years and was the Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the GSA, and to the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service (PBS) regarding federal architecture and design policy and innovation. He has guided more than 110 projects with a value of more than $7 billion executed by 11 GSA regional offices. His accomplishments have earned him many prestigious industry awards, including the AIA’s Thomas Jefferson Award.