James leads a respected career as an architect devoted to excellence. His leadership empowers collaborative connections that harness the collective knowledge and talents of others. His work has ranged from educational environments such as child development centers, schools, universities, museums and churches to complex projects for the federal government. Much of his work has included the preservation of historic properties. His personal contributions to projects have been recognized with multiple design awards.

James is the past president to both the Virginia Society AIA and the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter. He has been honored with the distinguished VSAIA Award of Achievement – an achievement of Virginians who have made creating, preserving and enhancing Virginia’s communities an important life commitment. In his free time, he enjoys running half marathons and travelling with his wife, daughter and son.