Jim grew up on the storied campus of Georgia Tech, the son of an English professor and a high school librarian. When he was a kid, he had “the run of the campus,” and soon discovered that the School of Architecture was a prime location to hunt for castaway materials for his model airplanes and rockets. He would drag models back to his home, and recombine them—eventually graduating to building his own. By High School, he was creating complex models of buildings with no formal understanding of how to draw a plan. Through this “firsthand education in design and construction” began his passion for architecture.
Jim specializes in healthcare design—a focus he has maintained throughout his career—but believes in constant reinvention. He regularly coordinates projects across multiple studios.
Jim lives in Atlanta with his wife, a Memphis native, and often visits his daughter in Washington, D.C.