James Freeman

James Freeman

Brooklyn, NY, US



Approach design with the energy, optimism and diligence that produces creative yet realistic solutions to design problems.


Freelancer, New York, New York, Designer

Studio Tractor
Design and construction drawing for high end residential projects in New York.
Volvox Labs
Fabrication of DJ artist show BT’s Electric Opus
Eytan Kauffman
Design and 3D Modeling of west side highway proposal

Feb 2015 - current

Janson Goldstein, New York, NY, US, Designer

May 2011 - Feb 2015

Baumann Architecture PLLC, New York, NY, US, 3-D Generalist

Modelled, mapped, and composed animations for Gillette, Snapple and other clients. Worked on website developing content using animation and images.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Guild Design Build Collective, Brooklyn, NY, US, Freelance Shop Fabrication

Facilitated making Nike, Vogue, and other client's commercial displays in NYC.

May 2011 - Sep 2011

Lebbeus Woods, New York, NY, US, Space Planner

Personal residence-space planning

May 2011 - May 2011

Pratt Architecture Woodshop, Brooklyn, NY, US, Shop Monitor/Mentor

Mentored peers and provided intelligent and enthusiastic guidance. Produced machinery tables, shelves, and other objects for shops.

Sep 2008 - May 2011

Clearheart Construction Company, Bethel, CT, US, Assistant Project Manager

Jan 2010 - Mar 2011

BGM Engineering, Shelton, CT, US, Draftsman

Produced scaled drawings of site, roof, foundation plans, sections and details.

Apr 2007 - Sep 2007

Clearheart Construction Company, Bethel, CT, US, Foreman

Gained knowledge of roofing, framing and flooring. Led crews in landscaping lakefront property.

Sep 2004 - Jul 2006


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Undergraduate Architecture 5 Year Program

The Bachelor of Architecture Program is a professional program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) requiring a minimum of five years of study. The 5 year program follows an intense core architectural education, liberal arts requirements, and chosen elective courses. Design classes both fall and spring semesters all intend to produce students who excel in Conceptual Design, Representation, Ecological Design, Critical Thinking, Research, Computation and Fabrication, and Professionalism. The fifth year Degree Project or Thesis asks the students to make a giant leap forward. It is essential to define the economies of architecture; an embodiment of ideas in regards to a larger social context.

Sep 2006 - May 2011

Pratt Institute Rome, Roma, IT, BArch, Pratt Insitute Rome Program

The selection for the honors program abroad in Rome took a total of 30 students from the 2011 class at Pratt Institute. The program involves an intense study of the city’s architectural and cultural history. With a rigorous load History, Design, Drawing, and Italian. The program enables students to see profound architecture everyday. You learn to draw, analyze, write and even criticize some of the best architecture in the world. Carlo Scarpa's Brion Cemetery and Castelvecchio were critical points during the trip where students are shown the meaning of "verum, ipsum, factum". Truth is in the Making.

Dec 2009 - May 2010


Degree Project Distinguished Student Awards, Award

The best thesis projects were selected and presented to architects, engineers, writers, and artists from New York and around the globe. Three projects were chosen from each studio.


Exhibit “Binghamton Remix”, Other

An exhibit of three selected thesis projects in architecture, photography, and painting.


Pratt Institute Archives Selection Sp.07,08,09,Fa.10,Sp.11, 1st Place

Total of 5 Projects chosen for Archives. Archives is a publication which showcases selected student work annually.


Areas of Specialization