The Triangle market boasts education heavyweights and a competitive edge in the high-tech, pharma and biotech industries, making it desirable for architects and developers alike. For industry professionals, the pandemic ushered in a bevy of challenges revolving around affordability, infrastructure and permitting, Steve Hepler, Raleigh officer leader for LS3P, told Invest:Insights. A keen focus on sourcing regional and domestic products has been key in dealing with supply chain disruption and price escalation, Hepler said. Sustainability continues to be a strong focus for the firm as well as its clients. Despite the challenges, LS3P continues to grow its footprint as evidenced by their new office in the Atlanta market.