James Virden

James Virden

Haddonfield, NJ, US




My name is Jim Virden and I am a Revit-capable Architectural Project Manager with varied and extensive experience from design through construction of various building and project types. Some of my additional capabilities and experience are as follows:

·     Experience in managing / reviewing / producing several projects for multiple clients and project types simultaneously.

·     Ability to direct project team to meet aggressive and expedited schedules, and to travel as needed.

·     Strengths include communication with design/construction team in order to ensure successful completion of projects within time and budget constraints, mentoring of junior staff and flexibility to play various roles within the design team.

·     Project experience includes retail/commercial, technical schools, medical/dental offices, hospitals, laboratories, public work, industrial, single- and multi-family housing.

·     Construction administration and management experience with multiple concurrent projects.




Chester Ploussas Lisowsky Partnership LLC, Matawan, NJ, US, Commercial/Retail Architectural Project Manager

Architectural/ Planning/Engineering firm with substantial portfolio of residential and mixed-use development projects.

• Project and Client Manager for production and oversight of all retail/restaurant projects in the office.
• Responsible for developing project proposals and reviewing/approving invoices to track efficiency and productivity.

Aug 2012 - current

Avondale Design LLC, Haddonfield, NJ, US, President

Architectural Project Management and production consultant, providing a full-range of services to the architectural services on an as-needed basis (onsite or remote), Client references available upon request.

Oct 2010 - Aug 2012

Ignarri-Lummis Architects LLP, Cherry Hill, NJ, US, Arhcitectural Project Manager

Twenty person firm with nationwide presence in production and management of retail/commercial projects and prototypes.

• Project Manager for numerous tenant-improvement and freestanding retail and commercial projects throughout the United States.

• IT Manager for the firm, responsible for purchasing, installing and maintenance of computer workstations and network. Assisted in software training fro architectural staff.

Mar 1996 - Jan 2010


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, VA, US, Architecture

Completed 3 years of study towards a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Sep 1979 - May 1982

Areas of Specialization