James joined the firm in 2016 after receiving a master's degree in architecture from Iowa State University. He has been involved in all aspects of the design process and has led projects from conceptual design to construction administration. His experience includes institutional, higher education, commercial, and residential design work. James begins every project with a firm understanding of the owner's vision and intent. He strives to build professional relationships and develop projects through the characteristics of loyalty, respect, and integrity. His strong conceptual design skills and ability to present his concepts via digital media, allows clients to be engaged with his designs throughout the process.
ALMA MATER: Iowa State University, University of Iowa
- Master of Architecture
- Bachelor of History
- Certified Construction Document Technologist
YEARS @ BBS: 7
YEARS IN INDUSTRY: 7
AREA(s) OF EXPERTISE: Programming & Conceptual Design
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS: Associate Member, American Institute of Architects, 2016-Present
COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: Iowa National Guard Officers Association
James is originally from Fairfield, Iowa and currently lives in West Des Moines. He has served in the Iowa Army National Guard for 17 years and is still serving with Iowa's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division.