Jim Cameron

Jim Cameron

New York, NY, US



I am a registered architect with substantial experience with a range of private and public sector preservation and restoration projects.

My most recent position embraced both the project architect and project manager roles within the architecture division of Ammann and Whitney. The bulk of my recent work has been designing and managing a range of preservation and restoration/upgrade (Landmark and PDC) projects including the comprehensive rehabilitation of the Richmond Health Center in Staten Island, restoration and upgrade design for seven Carnegie-funded public libraries, condition assessments and several re-use programming and planning studies. I also have experience with interior design programming and have recently completed a 10,000SF interior project for an App development company in NYC.

Day-to-day responsibilities involved management of multiple projects from RFP responses, through design development/review, CD’s and construction administration. I have considerable experience generating CD’s, detailing, writing specifications, and managing RFIs and submittals. I am familiar with managing filings with NYC Dept. Of Buildings, Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Public Design Commission and am familiar with the required code and zoning analyses. Most projects require considerable coordination between design disciplines and I am experienced in managing multidisciplinary design teams and their deliverables.

Representing the design team, on a regular basis, at client review meetings, bid issues and kick off meetings was a necessary function of my role.

I have worked for both private and public clients. In my latest position my projects were in the public sector, client agencies include: NYPD, DSNY, NY Public Libraries and DOHMH (all through NYDDC), Port Authority of NY/NJ, and the Army Corp. of Engineers. My previous employment was solely focused on private sector facilities, principally larger scale residential and commercial restoration and conservation projects. 


AMMANN AND WHITNEY, New York, NY, US, Associate, Senior Architect

Responsible for project architect and manager tasks for a variety of public sector projects. Managed long term QAQC contracts for USACE, DDC and PANYNJ Joint Ventures and as architectural consultant. Projects were varied and included new construction and numerous restoration,historic preservation and re-use projects. For the past three years I have been involved in several Sandy recovery projects, primarily for NYPD. I have led teams through several programming and planning studies, condition assessments and have provided QAQC and peer review/code review services. Building types have included: libraries, health centers, military facilities (R&D, residences, hardened structures), police precincts and support facilities, subway stations, and airport buildings. Most f the projects required considerable technical input and I have experience managing multidisciplinary design teams. I have considerable experience with filing procedures for a number of NYC and other government agencies (DOB, Landmarks, Public Design Commission) and am familiar with code compliance (BC, ADA, NYCECC...) and review.

Nov 2009 - Mar 2016

Douglas J. Lister, Architect, New York, NY, US, Project Manager/Architect

Project Manager and architect for a umber of high profile preservation projects within NYC. The projects were typically larger private sector properties and were longer term projects that required preliminary Master Planning. I was directly responsible for day-to-day management of construction in the field and designing the phased upgrades. Work included building envelope remediation (typically masonry), roofing, window replacement, interior improvements, green roofs and storefronts. A notable project was the building-wide restoration and interior improvements at 240 Central Park South which was awarded the NYC LPC Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award. The work for this office was technical but also required an ability to appreciate the value of existing building fabric and context within the city's built environment.

Aug 2003 - Nov 2009


Royal College of Art, London, UK, Masters, Architecture, interiors, furniture

Architectural, interior and furniture design was studied collectively in a studio setting. Courses included design theory and humanities. Practical skills were also gained in machining, carpentry and print making.

Sep 1996 - Jul 1998

University of Leeds, Leeds UK, Masters, Architectural Engineering

Multidisciplinary engineering course focused on buildings. Included studies in: structural design, MEP, hydraulics, materials science, architecture and civil engineering

Sep 1988 - Jul 1992


2007 Landmarks Lucy Moses Preservation Award, Award

Preservation award for the restoration of 240 Central Park South


Areas of Specialization