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Jim Nelson


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Jim is a leader in our New York City architecture practice, focusing on pre-kindergarten to grade 12 education projects for the largest public school system in the country. His team has over a decade of experience working closely with the NYC School Construction Authority as a trusted partner.

A principal, Jim’s experience ranges from small single room renovations in existing schools and full restorations of historic school buildings, to brand new schools that increase the capacity of the system. He also has experience in civic, institutional, and public transportation facilities, as well as historic restoration/adaptive reuse projects. Employing his skills as a designer, Jim brings forth creative, sensitive solutions that reflect the goals of the client and project team. His responsibilities include team leadership, project management, architectural design, construction document production, and construction supervision.

In his free time, Jim enjoys racing bicycles, hiking, cooking, and dining with family and friends. 

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