An articulate contributor to the collective dialogue around the practice of architecture, Jim has worked with client and professional organizations at the local, regional, national, and international level.
James E. LaPosta, Jr., FAIA, LEED AP is a Principal with JCJ Architecture and serves as the firm’s Chief Architectural Officer. In the role of CAO, Jim has oversight of all aspects of design quality, delivery of technical services and professional licensure. As a key member of JCJ’s executive leadership team, Jim has specific responsibility to promote a culture of design, to cultivate business opportunities that are consistent with JCJ’s core values, to maintain delivery of exceptional client service and to ensure the firm is practicing within the highest ethical and performance standards.
As an architect and design practitioner, Jim has dedicated much of his career to public and community focused work, including educational facilities for public, independent and Tribal Nations. Under his direction, JCJ has been recognized as a leader in the design of schools that support innovation, collaboration and Next Generation teaching and learning.
An articulate contributor to the collective dialogue around the practice of architecture, Jim has worked with client and professional organizations at the local, regional, national, and international level. As a past national Chair of the AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education and leader of JCJ’s Knowledge Partnership with the American Architecture Foundation Design for Learning program, Jim has been at the forefront of the profession’s engagement on school design that supports shifting pedagogy, and student achievement. In 2013, Jim was conferred the title of Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for his work elevating the practice of architecture, in particular design for education.