James has focused the last 15 years of work on managing design and construction administration for architectural and design/build offices in the Los Angeles Area. Working with exotic materials and challenging structures has been the hallmark of the last few years, also bringing projects in on budget and within a timely manner. James is proud of achieving a vast working knowledge of construction by working closely with the lead architects, subcontractors and vendors to create magnificent luxury homes and sophisticated corporate environments. His strengths include structural steel design and structural glass engineering. Having managed overseas teams to produce Structural Steel Shop drawings and working remotely with consultants, James has demonstrated an exceptional talent at managing projects and keeping people working on track to achieve set deadlines. Working construction has also sharpened his problem-solving skills in resolving issues in the field either before they occur, or as they are occurring.
James moved to Los Angeles fifteen years ago to devote himself to smaller, more rigorous projects. Having grown up and receiving his education in New York has been a great experience in exposing him to a very diverse design culture; he credits his love of design and architecture with his involvement in his family’s furniture business. He grew up around fine furniture and luxurious upholstery fabrics, plus the best craftsmen in the business; his uncles.