"Good Design always transcends the pragmatic budgetary and programmatic constraints and finds a way to become something more: more usable, more efficient, more meaningful, more inspiring..."

As Senior Vice President, Jim develops and directs the design and documentation of the Hospitality Studio's architectural projects. He has broad architectural experience in a wide variety of project types including; Hotel/Hospitality, Retail/Restaurant, Commercial Office Structures & Interiors, and Residential Homes & Interiors. Jim's work has been published in numerous Architectural/Professional publications and has received thirteen Architectural and Interior Design Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects.

Licensed to practice architecture in 26 states, Jim is also a visiting University Design Studio Professor and Licensed General Contractor. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. A member of the American Institute of Architects, Jim has 32 years of professional experience. Jim's Community Involvement includes serving on the Boards of ArtWorks, Artswave, Cincinnati Opera and the Contemporary Arts Center plus the Editorial Boards of Hospitality Style Magazine and Commercial Construction Magazine.