Campbell Thomas & Co.

Community & Transportation Planning


James C Campbell
AIA, Partner

Registered Architect Pennsylvania
& New Jersey


Mr. Campbell is a managing partner in Campbell Thomas & Co., Architects. He is in charge of various projects involving transportation infrastructure, historical restoration and rehabilitation, restaurant and recreational development, residential, commercial and industrial new construction, project management, construction management, and office automation.


For the past forty-five years, Mr. Campbell has worked as a registered Architect in the building industry doing renovation, rehabilitation, new construction, community planning and managing the redevelopment and rehabilitation of historic structures into viable new uses. His work experience spans from bicycle and greenway development including trail and marine access to related commercial facilities. Many of the projects have included complex political, commercial, and industrial components and have been developed with multiple clients and within difficult building and financing requirements.

Many of Mr. Campbell’s projects involve resolving issues and building consensus among public and client interest groups working to achieve goals within restricted budgets.

In recognition of his achievements within these various fields of the building industry, Mr. Campbell has held many public positions, including Architect on the Board of Building Standards of the City of Philadelphia.

Mr. Campbell has served as an intern and then as a Project Architect and Planner in various positions in multiple offices for close to fory-five years. He worked for Mitchell/Giurgola, Louis I. Kahn, Venturi & Rauch, Murphy, Levy, Wurman, and for the Delta Group. Almost all of Mr. Campbell's work has been within the Middle Atlantic States from New York to Maryland


South of South Neighborhood Association: Past Board Member and present Chair of Joint Committee on Neighborhood Improvements
Center City Residents Association: Past Board Member of the Executive & Zoning Committee
South Street West Business Association: Past President and Board Member, presently involved in improving the South Street corridor.
South Street Bridge Committee: Chair of Committee that oversaw the revisions to the Bridge to make it more pedestrian and bike friendly
Spruce Hill Neighborhood Association: Past Board of Directors & Community Renewal Committee Member
Diversified Community Services: Past Board President
Sierra Club: Past member of the Executive Committee & Trails Committee Chairman
American Institute of Architects, Local Chapter: Active Member
Professional Services Management Association: Active Member
NAHRO: Active Member
United States Coast Guard Auxillary: Member, Advanced Coastal Navigation and Sailing and Seamanship Certificate Holder
Boat US: Active Member – Boat Owner and Sailor – Home Port: Philadelphia


Drexel University B. S. in Humanities and Social Sciences, 1971

Drexel University B. S. in Architecture, 1974

Univ. of Pennsylvania Miscellaneous Studies through the College of General Studies in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, 1974-2010

Temple University, Moore College of Art, and Philadelphia Community College continuing educational classes

AIA Ongoing Continuing Educational Activities

USCG Auxillary Ongoing Continuing Educational Course


Temple University Department of Architecture: Frequent guest critic

Temple University Ambler Campus Department of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture:

Drexel University Department of Architecture:  Past Associate Professor of Computer Aided Design, Past Associate Professor of Graduate course in Solar and Energy Efficient Design

Moore College of Art: Interior Design Department: Past Associate Professor of Computer Aided Design

University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Fine Arts: Past Visiting critic; lecturer on housing, planning and land development

Wharton School of Economics: Past guest lecturer on site selection, development and rehabilitation of existing structures


Department of Licenses and Inspections, City of Philadelphia
Architect, Board of Building Standards
Depatment of Licenses and Inspections, City of Philadelphia
Affordable Housing Review Committee - Past Member
Past Democratic Committee Chairperson
30th Ward
Judge of Elections – 3rd Division 30th Ward