Jim Smith

Jim is an insightful, highly experienced architect who brings thoughtful, creative solutions to each project. He has a deep understanding of traditional construction methods, providing a strong foundation for the incorporation of new materials and unconventional techniques as well. Jim appreciates well-detailed buildings that reflect a careful consideration of materials and how the details convey the design intent.

His portfolio includes residential, educational, non-profit, cultural, athletic, and mixed-use projects. His experience in adaptive use design includes the award-winning conversion of a historic grain elevator into a luxury residential building.

Jim’s most memorable projects involve historic properties that might have become obsolete or been demolished, but were instead transformed through rehabilitation and adaptive use. He believes that restoring these essential places enriches communities and revives economies.


Master of Architecture, Tulane University, 2004

Bachelor of Architecture, Tulane University, 1987


American Institute of Architects

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