James W. Fiore, Jr.

James W. Fiore, Jr.

Springfield, MA, US


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Working with architects who strive to make a positive social impact is important to me as I move towards my career goals. I have always been a creative person who enjoys seeing projects through to their completion. I am someone who is able to see both the full picture and how details come together to make a whole. Architecture is my chosen career because I view architecture as a team art and greatly enjoy working with other creative people.



The Dennis Group, LLC, Springfield, MA, US, Architectural Designer / Construction Manager

Project Highlights

Wenner Bread • New Brunswick, NJ
Construction Manager for the interior demolition portion of a project which renovated an existing 320,000 SF warehouse to accommodate bakery production.

Campari / J. Wray & Nephew • Kingston, Jamaica
Evaluated processing and bottling facilities at three sites in Jamaica and proposed improvements in layout, building upgrades, employee amenities, and good manufacturing practices.

B&D Trawling, LTD • Kingston, Jamaica
Preliminary design, cost estimating, and feasibility study for a new conch and lobster processing plant.
Design complexity included separation of raw and finished products, product flow, and sanitary personnel flow.

Sheetz • Burlington, NC
Assisted the project architect in drafting construction documents for a 236,000 SF food processing & distribution facility.
Construction Administrator and The Dennis Group’s single point of contact for the client and the general contractor.
Assisted the project architect in reviewing architectural submittals, responding to RFIs, and updating construction documents throughout the construction phase of the project.

Ahold • Camp Hill, PA
Assisted the construction management team in assembling and writing bid packages, reviewing bids, submittals, RFIs, and other construction administration services for the construction of a 144,000 SF meat processing facility.

The Dennis Group • Springfield, MA
Design and construction documents for the renovation of the third floor of The Dennis Group’s Springfield office.
Specification, bidding, and contract negotiations for specialty products including furniture, counter tops, roofing, and equipment.
This project transformed an historic building in downtown Springfield, constructed in 1887, by stripping away decades of poor renovations, exposing the building’s structure, and opening the plan to maximize natural light and interactions between employees.

May 2012 - Jul 2015

Movable Feast, Amherst, MA, US, Intern

assisted Joseph Krupczynski in the design and coordination of a public art project.

Jan 2010 - Nov 2010

Springfield Parks and Facilities Departments, Springfield, MA, US, Summer Intern

explored design options for public schools and parks in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.
presented design concepts to city officials, contractors, and other involved parties.

May 2009 - Sep 2009


University of Massachusetts Amherst, MArch, Architecture + Design

Sep 2009 - May 2011

University of Massachusetts Amherst, Bachelors, Architecture + Design

Sep 2007 - May 2009
Sep 2005 - May 2007


Pioneer Valley Smart Growth Design Ideas Competition - Hadley, Allard Parcel, 2nd Place

“Salvage Society”
UMass Amherst Student Team A
(Dorrie Anne Brooke, James Fiore, John Edward Hulsey)

The competition engaged design professionals to provide concept designs for the redevelopment of a mill building in Palmer, the historic town center in Southampton, and a commercial site in Hadley. Each site offered a unique opportunity for smart growth and sustainable development; together they represented the most common conditions found in towns across the region.


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