Quinn Evans Architects, an award-winning architectural and planning practice, has hired James Zwolensky, AIA, LEED AP, as a senior associate in the firm’s Ann Arbor, Mich., office. Zwolensky has more than 25 years of experience in the planning and design of higher education, government, and commercial facilities.

Zwolensky will assume a senior management role on major projects in higher education in particular. His portfolio includes extensive work for the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Central Michigan University, Lawrence Tech University, and Grand Valley State University; as well as projects on campuses across the U.S., including The Ohio State University, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Zwolensky’s expertise includes campus master planning; libraries; science, technology, and laboratory facilities; and performing arts centers. 
Zwolensky holds three degrees from the University of Michigan: a master’s degree in business administration and finance (2000), a master’s degree in architecture (1989), and a bachelor’s degree (1987). He is a registered architect and a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the Society for College and University Planning, the Michigan Association of Physical Plant Administrators, and the University of Michigan Alumni Club. 

“I am excited by the experience and enthusiasm Jim brings to our firm. His leadership on academic projects strengthens our team and builds on our award-winning work on campuses in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.”

Ann Dilcher, AIA, LEED AP 
Principal, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Zwolensky’s experience will complement Quinn Evans Architects’ deep portfolio in higher education projects. The firm has completed numerous campus projects in Michigan and across the U.S., including the restoration of the Hill Auditorium and the renovation of West Hall at the University of Michigan, planning for the renovation of the Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, American University’s School of International Service in Washington, D.C., the Living Learning Residence Hall 6 at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., and the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Building at Hagerstown Community College in Maryland.