Jim is the self-proclaimed “data-geek” in the office. His background in mathematics supports his passion for planning analytics. He is constantly working to develop new ways to visualize and present findings to improve and inform the planning process and optimize utilization of existing spaces. Emphasizing a multi-disciplinary approach with his project teams, Jim strives to broaden the perspective of the planning process and explore creative approaches for his clients to maximize the potential of their institution.
Jim has developed unique visualization tools that have been specifically tailored for each client’s unique needs. His goal is to allow senior leadership to understand the multivariate relationship between policy, space utilization, and demand, allowing institutions to understand the implications of enrollment, faculty, and residential changes over time on their campus clarifying the fiscal and physical demands.
Jim comes to DSK from Shepley Bulfinch where he focused on space and planning solutions for higher education clients. He graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Architectural Studies in 2006. Jim’s other interests include lutherie, cycling, automotive restoration, and birding.