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Jim joined the VMDO team in 2002 and has twenty years of experience working with firms in Virginia and New York. He is a key contributor to the firm’s Higher Education concentration, designing some of VMDO’s most noteworthy campus master planning, arts, academic, and student-centered projects. He has helped establish VMDO’s concentration in academic and public library design, and is currently helping modernize his childhood library in upstate New York – New City Public Library. Jim is particularly interested is the design of library and learning commons that marry innovative technologies with beautiful architecture.
A frequent presenter, Jim has shared findings on the evolution of flexible, student-centered libraries, learning environments, and multidisciplinary facilities in a variety of conference and professional settings including: ACRL, ALA, and Library Journal (libraries); ICFAD, Learning Resources Collaboratory, SCUP (learning environments); and NIRSA (recreational, multidisciplinary facilities), among others. Jim is deeply interested in the design process and learning space design. Jim has co-authored many publications, including VMDO's Academic Library Design and Learning Spaces Design reference materials.
Outside VMDO, Jim has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia and was a Co-founder of the Charlottesville Community Design Center.
Master of Architecture, University of Virginia, 2002
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1997
Concentration in Furniture Design, Arkitektskolen, Aarhus, Denmark, 1998
University of New Orleans Campus Master Plan
New City Library Expansion