John A. James, Architect is a small firm located in the Southern Berkshires that has over twenty-five years of experience in the creation of residential, commercial, and institutional projects. These projects include new construction, historic restoration, and adaptive reuse of historic structures.
THE PRINCIPAL : JOHN A. JAMES
Before the establishment of John A. James, Architect in 1986, John James was a principal at the firm Bond Ryder James, Architects, P.C. of New York City. While principal at the firm Mr.James held a leadership position in the design and execution of a number of institutional, cultural, and housing projects including: The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Schomburg Cultural Center, The Countee Cullen Library, and condominium apartment buildings in Battery Park City.
For many years Mr. James was also on the faculty of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, teaching courses in architectural design and historic preservation. He has also taught architectural design and history at Howard University, City University of New York, Pratt Institute, and Simon’s Rock College.