Leslie M. Saunders, Sr.

Leslie M. Saunders, Sr., AIA, ACHA, LEED AP

Vice President Market Sector Leader - Healthcare

Office Atlanta


Les leads the firm’s Atlanta healthcare team with a focus on consensus-driven planning and a commitment to each client’s needs, budget, design, and schedule. With almost 40 years’ experience, Les has worked on award-winning healthcare facilities for over 300 clients in 32 states and on 5 continents.  He has spoken extensively around the country on various topics in healthcare and campus planning and has contributed to numerous publications.  With five years of experience in a client role as the director of capital planning for a major academic and research institution, he is exceptionally qualified to perceive problems and solutions from the viewpoints of both the designer and the owner.


Master of Architecture, Architecture, Clemson University

Bachelor of Science - Design, Architecture, Clemson University


American Institute of Architects (AIA)