James MacMillan

James MacMillan

Toledo, OH, US



I graduated with a Masters degree in Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in August of 2012. At SCAD, I completed a graduate thesis, urban design studio and electives in furniture design, metalworking, printmaking and animation. My graduate thesis, titled “Active Ruin: Adaptive Continuous Use in Detroit” involved exploring identity and flexibility within architecture, and the effect which these properties have on the longevity and use of structures.

Prior to attending SCAD, I worked at MacPherson Architects/2MA in Toledo for 9 months as an intern and then FF&E Specialist. This position involved working with clients and sales representatives to assemble affordable furniture selections for a Toledo area private school.

I graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 2009 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Architecture. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I completed architectural studios abroad in London and Florence, Italy. I am native to and currently reside in Toledo, Ohio.



TEG Architects, Jeffersonville, IN, US, Associate - Architecture

Dec 2012 - current

MacPherson Architects, Toledo, OH, US, FFE Specialist

I specialized in assembling furniture plans, specifications and a bid package for a private school in the Toledo area. I assisted with assembling furniture plans and construction documents for a Toledo public school. I also assisted with presentation graphics and drafting on several other projects.

Nov 2009 - Aug 2010

Scholz Design, Toledo, OH, US, Intern

Scholz Design Inc is an architecture firm in Toledo, Ohio specializing in custom residential design. I worked with the marketing director to make many of the firm's past designs presentable on their website in an online catalog.

May 2008 - Aug 2008


Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, US, MArch, Architecture

My thesis at SCAD is titled "Active Ruin: Adaptive Continuous Use in Detroit." In addition, I completed an Urban Design studio and graduate electives such as Printmaking, Experimental Wood Fabrication, Sculptural Welding, Parametric Design, 3DS Max Animation, Rendering for the Interior and Graduate Drawing. I also participated in SCAD Student Radio.

Sep 2011 - Aug 2012

Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, BArch, Architecture

Throughout my 4 year duration at Miami University, I completed 8 design studios. My studies abroad became an integral facet to my education with one studio occurring in London and another in Florence. As a 4th year student, I diversified my studies with classes in BIM, digital animation, web design, graphic design, structures, building finance and development. I was a teaching assistant for Miami's architectural history class and hosted a weekly radio show, "The Funk Factory," on WMSR, Miami's student radio station.

Aug 2005 - May 2009


Dean's Fellowship, Scholarship

I received the inaugural Dean's Fellowship for the School of Building arts at SCAD. This full tuition scholarship allowed me to maintain a dialogue with the Deans of Graduate studies and Chair of Architecture. I led and assisted in workshops and orientations for prospective students.


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