Jim Zwolensky has focused much of his career on the design of 21st century learning environments. His diverse portfolio includes campus master planning and the design of technologically advanced facilities for science and engineering, student life facilities, centers for the performing arts, libraries, and academic buildings. He is adept in responding to highly pragmatic programs with beautifully crafted, functional architecture.
Jim’s designs successfully address historical campus context while introducing new or restored buildings that enhance the sense of place. His commitment to architecture for higher education is reflected in his deep knowledge of the educational setting and active involvement in professional organizations focusing on enhanced learning environments.
“Colleges and universities are constantly evolving, creating the need for new and expanded spaces. Budget constraints often lead administrators to believe they have to sacrifice program space. My goal is to produce an engaging, thoughtful design at a reasonable cost per square foot, minimizing this tradeoff dilemma. I strive to develop a long-term professional relationship with my clients that is built on mutual trust.”
- University of Michigan, Master of Business Administration, 2000;
- University of Michigan, Master of Architecture, 1989;
- University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science, 1987
- National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
- Michigan Association of Physical Plant Administrators
- Society for College and University Planning
- University of Michigan Alumni Club
- United States Green Building Council