James officially began his architectural career in 1984. Absorbing the complexities of how things fit together has always been his passion. Even as a child, he delved deep into the Foxfire book series intent on learning how to construct a log cabin, which he successfully accomplished in his early teens. Upon completion of technical design school, he promptly entered the job market. During his career, he has worked with a plethora of architectural firms within historic downtown Hartford, Connecticut, the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, then eventually settling down in the greater Chattanooga area. His most notable employment was with the design team at Life Care Centers of America in Cleveland, Tennessee where he learned the fine art of ADA compliance. Each successive architectural firm further honed his skill of infusing a “potentially annoying” attention to detail into every aspect of creating an organized set of construction documents. In his personal time, James is very active at his church, within the local community and also happens to thoroughly enjoy any sport involving skis. He is a musician, writer, father and husband of 26 years.