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James Besgrove

James Besgrove

Dallas, TX, US

 

About 

 

 Registered Interior Designer with 25+ years of experience and a proven track record of successes in commercial interior design, having worked in both creative agency and corporate environments.
 Team manager, who has inspired and led staffs, driving projects to completion utilizing strong budgeting, planning, and technical skills.
 Strong problem solver who likes to think outside of the box, and is recognized for on-time and within budget completions, delivering projects that meet customer needs, and strengthening client relationships.
 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ensuring that teams are synchronized in their knowledge, energy, focus, expectations, projections, and ideas to accomplish a goal.
 

Employment 

KBAdesign, Partner - Director of Interior Architecture

Launched architecture and interior design firm with partners, holding full strategic and P&L responsibility for interior design function. Drive business development, manage client relationships, collaborate with other project contractors, and prepare documents including proposals. Direct design projects including planning, construction administration, problem solving, on-site reviews, and project close-out/punch list.

Jan 2005 - current
 

AGUIRREcorporation, Director of Interior Design

Primary driving force behind interior design activities for architectural firm. Set strategic direction and tactical goals for work group, building a high-performance team through metrics, training, and organizational modeling. Directed external consultants and communicated with clients to ensure shared understanding of project status.

Jan 1997 - Jan 2005
 

Donna Vaughan & Associates, Project Director

Enriched client experience through strong and decisive leadership of design projects. Developed messaging and presentations for project proposals. Directed complete scope of projects: programming, space planning, schematic design, design development, finish and furniture selection, construction documentation, and construction management.

Oct 1993 - Jan 1997
 

Hodges & Associates, Project Designer

Conceptualized designs for commercial and retail projects, coordinating with real estate developers. Designed new flagship storefront designs for anchor retail groups.

Jan 1993 - Oct 1993
 

Tandy Corporation / Radio Shack, Retail Designer / Special Projects

 New Store Concept. Challenged to bring Tandy President’s idea to life – creating the largest electronics store with 75,000 products that would not overwhelm consumers but make the shopping experience fun.
 Worked with team to create “Incredible Universe” stores with 185,000 sf of sales, service, and warehouse space, including kids play area and in-house restaurants.
 Stores featured interactive displays to encourage consumer engagement.
 Stores were first to feature computerized order-and-delivery system at checkout, further enhancing the customer experience.
 Managed and implemented roll-out programs for 6,500+ Radio Shack stores, 500+ McDuff Electronic stores and Video Concept outlet stores.
 Developed new Flagship High-end electronic boutique retail mall stores called, The Edge in Electronics.

Jan 1980 - Jan 1993
 

Education 

Aug 1981 - Apr 1986
 

Skills 



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