Steve W. James

FOUNDING PRINCIPAL
Steve W. James
Talented Musician, Art Enthusiast and
Passionate “Placemaker”

Steve W. James, AIA

FOUNDING PRINCIPAL

Experience

As a DTJ Founding Partner, Steve has over 35 years of professional experience in architectural design, master planning, site and landscape design. Projects include residential, resort, and mixed-use developments ranging from small infill sites and cluster neighborhoods to golf/ recreation communities and distinctive multi-use developments. Steve initiates creative development concepts and collaborates with other DTJ Partners on the integration of planning, landscape, and architecture services. Steve is known for gracefully integrating new development into natural settings. He works around the globe including China, Turkey, Europe, North and South America.

Master of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; 1979
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California; 1977 (Cal Poly is consistently ranked in the Top 5 Architecture schools in the U.S.)

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