James Smith

James Smith

Metuchen, NJ, US



I am an architectural designer with eight plus years experience in workplace, mission critical, education, hospitality, and residential design. My focus is in the development and implementation of BIM/IPD stratagies. My previous five years of experience have been in workplace/mixed use development, design and construction admin.; utilizing AutoDesk BIM software, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite packages for large international A&E firms. My expertise in BIM/IPD has allowed me the opportunity to help develop firm wide project workflow/coordination strategies and design team management.




KCI Associates of DC, Washington, DC, US, Project Manager

Contract position in the development and RFP publication of National Guard Facility Renovation projects. I developed a new project management strategy and managed a multi-disciplinary team in developing renovation projects and producing RFP documents including specifications for National Guard Facilities.

Sep 2010 - May 2011

RTKL Associates Inc., Baltimore, MD, US, Staff Architecture

Team captain and BIM coordinator for design, documentation, and construction admin. of multi-million square foot federal building. Member of firm BIM coordination group, responsible for developing BIM and Revit training seminars for studio, office, and firm wide subjects; workflow implementation strategies, and researching new software technologies. Utilized Revit Architecture/MEP/Structures and AutoDesk software in the design, documentation, and coordination of projects.

May 2006 - Feb 2010

JN+A, Gaithersburg, MD, US, Intern

Team member in the design and documentation of multiple new and renovation of hospitality projects. Coordinated project designs with consultants. Produced presentation drawings utilizing Adobe Creative Suite software.

May 2003 - Jan 2004

BMGM Architects, Hagerstown, MD, US, Designer/Technician

Developing as built documents/base drawings, creating project documents, detailing, and consultant coordination for education, retail, residential, and civic projects. Developed bim project standards for AllPlan software package and management of detail library.

Oct 2000 - Aug 2002


University of Maryland, College Park, MD, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Pre-professional Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture. Studies included an unfinished Bachelors of Arts degree (28/35 credits) in Art History Archaeology. Architectural electives included Sustainable Design Strategies, Architectural History, and Design Technologies.

Sep 2002 - May 2006

Frederick Community College, Frederick, MD, US, Drafting Technologies - Architecture

Drafting Technologies Associates degree program discontinued prior to my final semester, no degree was given.

Sep 2000 - May 2002


White House REDUX Competition, Honorable Mention

Entry was published in competition publication.


Maryland State AIA Citation Award for Excellence in Design, Award

Award was given to RTKL for a competition project which I participated in for the Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, China.


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