James Lieven

James Lieven

Denver, CO, US



Hi! My name is James and I'm an aspiring architect, urban designer, and artist. I have a broad range of skills and interests, including architectural design, urban design + planning, graphic design, and photography. Currently I am working as a design professional with RINKA. I have a passion for utilizing my skills for making provocative designs that are environmentally sustainable, engage the community, and serve the people they are created for.


RINKA+, Milwaukee, Design Professional

Aug 2023 - current

Barker Rinker Seacat, Denver, CO, US, Designer

May 2022 - Jul 2023

Galloway & Co., Denver, CO, US, Architectural Designer

Jun 2021 - Apr 2022

Kohler Co., Kohler, WI, US, Associate Designer

Associate Designer (Architect) in the Architecture & Interior Design Department.

May 2018 - Aug 2020

FRK Architects + Engineers, West Des Moines, Summer Intern

May 2017 - Aug 2017


University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Masters, Master of Urban Design

Focus on Urban Scale design thinking and implementation. Passionate about tackling "wicked problems" such as homelessness, creating green infrastructure, and developing community.

Aug 2020 - Aug 2021

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Architecture

Accredited 5-year degree in Architecture, Minor in Digital Media

Aug 2013 - Aug 2018

IE University, Segovia, ES, BArch, Architecture

Study Abroad Program

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

Areas of Specialization