Johnny James

Johnny James

Mission Viejo, CA, US



I am a twenty-six year veteran in the field of Architecture, Interior Design and Construction with special knowledge of Pre-K12, Civic, Public Assembly, Religious and Performing Arts Spaces.


HMC Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Project Leader

Responsible for managing projects in all phases. Coordinate with Project Manager in preparing budget and schedules, and in monitoring adherence to work plan. Ability to work with a team on larger projects. Coordinate projects with team members and consultants for conflicts and discrepancies. Develop and participate in project marketing interviews. Establish productive working relationships, and deal effectively and cooperatively with team members, consultants, and government agencies. Delegate assignments to support staff and always be respectful manner. Ability to correspond effectively with consultants for cad files and directives. Write meeting minutes, instruction bulletins, change orders, RFI responses, and professional correspondence. Prepare for interviews and proposals. Estimate hours for assigned tasks and finish tasks within agreed-upon budget hours for the task. Prepare work plans, schedules and budgets for projects. Manage projects, budgets, staffing and coordinate billing. Support design team and ensure that the design intent is followed through all phases. Proficient in the documentation of project design in CAD such as three-dimensional modeling, product, or material research. Interact with designer to solve project issues. CAD competency in advanced commands of editing requirements, drawings set up for any type of project, management and use of all CAD files. Knowledge of drawing setup, layers, plotting/publishing, dimensions, blocks, attributes, purge/audit/recover, and back up files and viewports. Understand technical terminology of the architectural and construction industry. Prepare complex plans, elevations, and details. Organize and generate set of working drawings, and fulfill requirements/deliverables of SD, DD, and CD phases. Coordinate with government agencies, utility companies and obtain plan check approvals. Select appropriate materials, systems and develop all construction details and systems. Prepare outline specifications , and editing and coordination of master specs. Extensive knowledge of the applicable building codes for independent code analysis and compliance. Coordinate and participate in cost estimating. Review submittals, shop drawings, respond to RFI's, and prepare instruction bulletins for changes.

Apr 2008 - current

Timeless Architecture, Inc., Irvine, CA, US, Job Captain

Responsible for Planning and Entitlement, Programmatic Needs, Design Development and Construction Drawings of large assembly buildings of Type III & Type V with B, E and A2.1 mixed use. These projects are mainly large church campus facilities.

Apr 2003 - Apr 2008

Gillings + Good-man Architects, Aliso Viejo, CA, US, Project Manager

Responsible for Construction Documents and Construction Administration of large tilt up storage facilities, warehouses and distribution centers.

Oct 2002 - Jun 2003

Langdon Wilson International, Irvine, CA, US, Job Captain

Responsible for the production, coordination and construction administration of new multi-story office buildings in the Southern California area.

Feb 1999 - Oct 2002

The Austin Company, Irvine, CA, US, Senior Building Designer

Responsible for the production management of Construction/Contract documents. This includes but is not limited to specifications and agency approvals. This work encompasses Type I to Type III buildings. It also involved construction administration.

Feb 1998 - Feb 1999

Scheer Tanaka Dennehy Architects, Irvine, CA, US, Job Captain

Responsible for the production management of Construction/Contract documents involving mainly restaurant design, including all agency approvals. This also involves close coordination with equipment vendors along with engineering staff to insure a complete product.

Feb 1997 - Feb 1998


The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), Worthington Scranton Campus, Architectural Engineering

Jan 1987 - Jan 1991

Areas of Specialization