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James C. Campbell

AIA, Partner, LEED-AP

Registered Architect


Project Responsibilities

Mr. Campbell serves as Partner-in-Charge, and takes responsibility for overall project direction, adherence to scope and schedule, as well as contact with clients for numerous projects..  He oversees historic elements where needed, as well as lends his experience to resolutions of accessibility and code concerns. His diplomatic skills come to bear in helping the constituents to forge a consensus towards a unified Master Plan.  Mr. Campbell has been a managing partner since 1976 with  Campbell Thomas & Co., Architects. Almost all of Mr. Campbell's work has been within the Middle Atlantic States.

Key Experience

Mr. Campbell has worked as a registered Architect in the building industry doing new construction, community planning and managing the development and restoration of historic structures into viable new uses.  Recently he spearheaded a group of community and design professionals in the successful effort to make the new South Street Bridge serve the neighborhoods as well as highway motorists.  As a result, the lane count was reduced, pedestrian and bicycle lanes were widened, and the Bridge design made much more user friendly.

Mr. Campbell has applied his expertise in historic preservation to the restoration of Fairmount Park Commissionís Loudoun Mansion located within Germantown, and he applied this knowledge to the rehabilitation of the Frigidaire Building at 1920 Chestnut Street located within the Center City West Commercial Historic District, and to the U.S. Naval Asylum, designed by William Strickland.

Many of Mr. Campbellís 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.
Affiliation and Service
National Trust for Historic Preservation: member of Preservation Forum
Center City Residents Association: former member of Exec. Committee
  and Zoning Committee
Spruce Hill Neighborhood Association: former member of Board of Directors and Community Renewal Committee
South of South Neighoborhood Association:  past Treasurer
Diversified Community Services: Past Board President
Sierra Club:  Past member of Executive Committee and Chair of the Trails
American Institute of Architects, Local Chapter: Preservation Committee
Professional Services Management Association: Active Member
Board of Building Standards, Phila Dept of L&I: Architect representative
NAHRO:  Active Member
Education and Awards
B.S. in Humanities and Social Sciences: Drexel University, 1971
B.S. in Architecture: Drexel University, 1974
Miscellaneous Studies through the College of General Studies in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning: Univ. of Penn, 1974-76
Ongoing Continuing Education Activities with the AIA