Mr. West is a 1996 graduate of The University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor of Architecture. A trained pastry chef, he joined GFF in September 2011 and become an Associate Principal in 2014. In addition to being a registered architect in the state of Texas, Illinois and Colorado, Jim is a LEED AP. Jim is also active within the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB) and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).
A former Principal at RTKL, Jim is an Associate Principal with 16 years of experience in multifamily housing. His portfolio also includes mixed use, retail, urban housing, healthcare, hospitality, master planning and seniors housing project types. His experience includes project management through all phases of design, production, construction, and administration including the coordination of multiple consultant teams. He has vast knowledge on the Fair Housing Act Design Guidelines, The American’s with Disabilities Act Design Guidelines and the Texas Accessibility Standards, and has a broad depth of knowledge of building codes and multi-family housing building systems. Additionally, he is highly proficient in Revit and AutoCAD.