Jim joined ESa in 1979, after working for several smaller firms. At that time, ESa consisted of 32 people, and he felt that it was a place where he could “learn something new and useful, from people that [he] genuinely admired.” More than 35 years later, his feelings haven’t really changed. For Jim, each day still brings new challenges. What motivates him and provides him with a sense of accomplishment is daily problem solving, and the opportunity to share with younger staff members some of the things that he has “picked up over the years.”

A Senior Project Manager with over 30 years of experience primarily working in the design and construction of healthcare projects, Jim is now adding a new role: becoming part of ESa’s Quality Assurance team. His primary function in that group is as a resource to other healthcare project architects with code strategy, analysis and issue resolution.

Jim has been involved with design development, construction document preparation and construction administration phases of medical projects located in 16 states ranging from new and replacement hospital facilities to hospital and medical office renovations/expansions. He has also been involved with diagnostic and outpatient surgery facilities, doctors’ office suites and preparation for mobile diagnostic technologies.

Jim earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee (with honors) in 1976. Whenever possible, Jim invests personal time in family. Trips with his wife and son are treasured highlights to his life.