Associate Vice Chancellor, University Architect
Design and Construction Management
Jim is the University’s Architect and Associate Vice Chancellor in charge of Design and Construction Management.
He comes to UC Davis from at Auburn University, where he served as the University Architect. Before that Jim worked in the private sector and completed university projects of all kinds: student housing/student life, laboratory, classroom, performing arts, administrative, research and athletics on more than 20 campuses. At Auburn, he oversaw the design development of 68 capital projects with a total value of $780 million.
Also at Auburn, Jim served as faculty-staff liaison to men’s club lacrosse, 2011-14. He is also a lacrosse referee and an avid bicyclist. As an Auburn resident, he served on the city's Historic Preservation Commission. Now he and his wife, Kathleen, are excited to join the Davis community.
Jim received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a member of the Association of University Architects, the Society for College and University Planning, and APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities (formerly the Association of Physical Plant Administrators), as well as the American Institute of Architects. He is a LEED-accredited professional (LEED is the U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design).