James Thompson
Senior Associate

With expertise in architecture, sustainability, and construction administration, James provides critical guidance on projects through final delivery, helping to coordinate multiple disciplines and apply his creative resolve to the unexpected issues that arise in historic preservation projects.

His projects include renovations of K-12 and higher education facilities, cultural buildings, and museum environments representing a variety of architectural eras.

James believes in heightened standards for the preservation field, requiring that the restoration of historic buildings reflect social, environmental, and economic responsibility. He enjoys combining his knowledge of architecture and construction to help projects meet these goals.


Master of Architecture, Environmentally Sensitive Design and Vernacular Building, University of Oregon, 1997

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, with a concentration in Historic Preservation, University of Minnesota, 1995


American Institute of Architects      

Association for Preservation Technology      

National Trust for Historic Preservation      

Eco Design Arts Conference, Co-Chairman    

Yellowstone National Park, National Park Service, Cultural Resources Assistant    

Braddock Implementation Advisory Group, Architect/Historic Preservation/Design Specialist    

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Team member, Field Operations manual development    

FEMA Safety Assessment Program, Trainer and team member, disaster response program

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