James Conners

James Conners

Churchville, PA, US



I graduated from Temple University’s Architecture program. My projects in studio often included finding design opportunities within existing regulatory conditions and fitting complex programs into existing structures. In addition to that work, I was Treasurer and Project manager for our student organization Freedom by Design. In that role I gained experience in budgeting, fundraising, construction and project management. I learned how to be flexible as contractors, suppliers and our client responded to the work as it developed.

More recently I have been working with the Community Design Collaborative, helping them review projects for community organizations, attending workshops and working with a team to complete a conceptual design plan for business storefronts along 54th Street in West Philadelphia. I have also been attending Design Advocacy Group meetings to stay updated on new projects and market conditions in Philadelphia. Currently I’m looking to apply my experience gained through Philadelphia’s wonderful design organizations to a professional environment.


Community Design Collaborative, Philadelphia, PA, US, Vollunteer Architecture Intern

Attend design reviews for various projects including many playgrounds and community centers. Currently
working with a team to do conceptual re-development plan for various businesses in West Philadelphia

Aug 2014 - current

Brulee Catering, Philadelphia, PA, US, Server

Coordinated and set up large scale events,mentored new servers, and served food while maximizing the public and service spaces at the Please Touch Museum and the Constitution Center.

Aug 2010 - Jan 2012

Freedom By Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Vollunteer Project Manager and Treasurer

Collaborated in design and construction of a wheel chair ramp, lead fundraising efforts, worked with suppliers and permit inspectors to improve design, collaborated with our contractor Mr. James Mckenna, maintained contact with donors, mentored new members

May 2010 - Aug 2011


Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2005 - May 2011


Recognition for my work as Treasurer and Project Manager for Freedom By Design, Award


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