Through working in construction administration services, James knows that a solution may not be just architectural. His work allows him to solve the unknown problems lurking behind a wall or under a floor, think fast on his feet to coordinate his various colleague’s disciplines, and utilize his own creativity. His work on the AUSIS project demonstrated the potential for sustainability and energy performance. His first passion is preservation, but he believes that historic buildings need to be more socially and environmentally responsible, and that healthy buildings offer occupants an opportunity to circulate through uninterrupted.
- University of Oregon, Master of Architecture, Environmentally Sensitive Design and Vernacular Building, 1997
- University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with a concentration in Historic Preservation, 1995
- American Institute of Architects
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
- Association for Preservation Technology
- National Trust for Historic Preservation