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
Community Emergency Response Team, Team member, Field Operations manual development
Federal Emergency Management Agency - Safety Assessment Program, Trainer and team member, disaster response program