James Thornton

James Thornton

Sarasota, FL, US



I draw, I write, I record, I ride, I travel, I eat, I play.

I'm a graduate from the Architecture program at CalPoly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

Designing objects for use and enjoyment by others has been my passion since I can remember. The true purpose of an architect, and my goal, is to beautify the landscape, adding to the perfection that already exists. I believe styles, vocabularies, and philosophies should evolve over time as well as from environment and circumstance. Architecture should be emotional, the structures we create should incite happiness and wonder and improve our lives in a meaningful way.

All of my interests stem from my love of design. Writing songs or creating worlds in a video game scratch the same itch that architecture satisfies. Cooking and eating delicious food fulfill the same goal as designing and experiencing a building. Writing about said food and sharing your experiences with others allows for another level of enjoyment.




JETDesign LLC, Freelance Architectural & Graphic Design

Provide contract graphic and architectural design work for clients, i.e. architects, designers, and talent agents. Projects include logo design, trade booth model/render, and Holocaust memorial model/render.

Aug 2009 - current

Silberstein Architecture (AIA), Delray Beach, FL, US, Architectural Designer/Project Manager

Intern Architect/Project Manager at a custom modern residential firm. Responsibilities included schematic design, design development specification, permitting, bidding, contracting and negotiation, job site supervision

Aug 2012 - Feb 2014

Frank de Biasi Interiors, New York, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

Junior designer in Architecture dept. Site visits, drawings
from design dev.-CD’s, assist in schematic design w/
head architect

Sep 2011 - Jul 2012

Ronnette Riley Architect, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

RFP responses, site visits, contractor
walk-throughs, schematic design, design dev.-CDs,
client meetings & correspondence, sub-contractor
correspondence, FF&E specs

Feb 2011 - Sep 2011


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

History of Architecture, Modern Art, Photography, Graphic Design, Architectural Rendering, & Architectural Modeling.

Aug 2003 - Jun 2009

Areas of Specialization