Jim Whitaker, AIA, DBIA
Principal, Director of Government and Design-Build

“Fully integrated, high-performance design-build project teams make better projects and better business sense.”


About Jim

By definition, government buildings serve the public. That’s the primary reason Jim selected this practice area as his field of specialty – service. A 30-year industry veteran and former U.S. Army officer, he focuses on government projects – whether federal, state or municipal. Jim is a recognized industry leader and passionate advocate, noted for wringing inefficiencies out of the design and construction process and working in various alternative project delivery methods (e.g., design-build, IPD and P3). He knows that fully integrated, high-performance project teams make better projects and make better business sense. That’s why he believes in the design-build construction process. “We have been constructing buildings essentially the same way since the pyramids,” he notes. “Integrated project delivery, for example: design-build, are just smarter, better, more collaborative ways to conduct business.”

Professional Credentials
Registered Architect: North Carolina
Certified, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Education
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Tennessee