James is an experienced project manager and designer who works across all phases of the design process from early conceptualization to construction documentation. As a Maryland native, he has cultivated an intimate knowledge of the regions cultural and ecological context, as well as a broader sensitivity to issues of sustainability, which he brings to all his projects – both within the state and beyond.
James holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Penn State University where he was awarded the ASLA Honor Award and studied abroad in Rome, IT at the Pantheon Institute. Current projects include Hillside Student Housing at University of Pittsburgh, the Health and Human Services Center at Morgan State University, and the City Dock redevelopment in Annapolis, Maryland. James joined Mahan Rykiel Associates in 2011.