Leslie L. Shepherd

Leslie L. Shepherd, FAIA, LEED AP

Principal National Director of GSA Programs


Les leads the firm’s General Services Administration (GSA) market sector and is based in Washington, DC. He draws on 28 years of experience in design leadership at the U.S. General Services Administration, and two years in the private sector focused on GSA work.

As Chief Architect of the Public Building Service for 12 years, Les was responsible for the Design Excellence program across 11 regional offices, overseeing $10.5 billion worth of active projects and $1.5 billion of new projects per year. He was senior advisor to the administrator and commissioner and provided national leadership for the GSA regarding design and construction policy, quality and innovation.


Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Texas Tech University


Fellow, American Institute of Architects (AIA)

2010 Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture, AIA

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Texas Tech University