Jim Hughes

Jim Hughes

Los Angeles, CA, US

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A fourth-generation angeleno, jim spent 10 years in the music industry prior to receiving his architecture & interior design degree from UCLA. He spent several years working at some of Los Angeles' and Phoenix's most esteemed firms on projects as varied as the Downtown LA Standard Hotel, the Bright Angel Lodge at the Grand Canyon, the Long Beach Aquarium, and the Boeing defense headquarters, as well as numerous residential properties throughout Southern California. Jim’s work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Tonight, and HGTV. He founded jimhughesdesign in 2005.



Jim Hughes Design, Los Angeles, CA, US, Consultant

Full project delivery for residential, commercial, and hospitality architecture, interior, and adaptive reuse projects throughout Southern California. Projects featured on Entertainment Tonight, HGTV, and the Los Angeles Times.

Jan 2005 - current

MVE + Partners, Inc., Los Angeles, CA, US, Director Of Interior Design

Created and ran MVE’s in-house interior design studio. Designed the interior architecture, FF+E and procurement for multi-family and student housing developments throughout California and the West.

Feb 2018 - May 2019

Orcutt|Winslow Partnership, Phoenix, AZ, US, Interior Designer / Project Manager

Project management, interior design, consultant coordination, construction administration for multi-million dollar hospitality, healthcare, education, and senior living projects.

Feb 2008 - Feb 2010

Global Design Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, US, Master Planner

Designer for $100m+ mixed use developments in Asia, Europe, and Middle East. Urban planning, retail planning, design development, and client presentations.

Nov 2006 - Nov 2008

Burdge & Associates Architects, Malibu, CA, Designer

Design, 3D modeling, construction documents for 4,000SF+ residences throughout West Los Angeles, Malibu, and Santa Barbara.

Jun 2002 - Jul 2004

The Standard Hotels, Los Angeles, CA, US, FF+E Team

Procured, fabricated and installed custom FF&E for 12-story, 208 room, $20mil+ luxury hotel. Sourced materials and vendors, supervised 15 subs for installation/fabrication.

Feb 2002 - Jun 2002


Sep 2001 - May 2004

University of California, Berkeley, Bachelors, Mass Comm

Jan 1989 - May 1993


AIA 2x8 Groundworks 2004 Exhibit, Los Angeles, Award


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