Steve James, AIA
Founding Principal and Director of Community Design

Talented Musician, Art Enthusiast and Passionate “Placemaker”

As a DTJ Founding Partner, Steve provides enthusiasm and vision for innovative Community Design. His notable expertise in “Lifestyle Living” integrates sensitive Site Design with Artful Architecture. A popular speaker at National and International Conferences, Steve stays current with market trends and product design; offering a “formidable blend of Imagination and Practicality” (Senior Editor, Builder Magazine). He initiates creative concepts for “remarkable places”, including amenitized Housing, Resorts and Hospitality.


“As Partners in Design, we collaborate in a creative and passionate practice, inspiring clients and ourselves to craft innovative, enduring and delightful places”