Available for residential, recreational, religious, institutional and commercial design projects, new construction, renovations, and additions. I am also the Park Architect for the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Buffalo, NY.
Project Architect, The Hillier Group, Philadelphia, PA, 1999-2001
Project Architect and Project Manager, spg3 , Philadelphia, PA, 2001-2008
Principal, Anthony O. James, Architect, 1988-89, 1994 -99, 2008 to present. Design and consulting services. Consultant architect to: GGK & Associates, Brown Company, James Oleg Kruhly + Associates, Russell Versaci Architecture, Larisa McShane & Associates, Torchio Architects, and Flynn Battaglia Architects.
Park Architect, Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Buffalo, NY, 2010 to present
Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, USA, 1985 to Present.
Registered Architect, State of New York, USA, 2011 to present.
Certified Architect, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, USA, 1989-1994.
The Buildings of Biloxi: An Architectural History, Biloxi, MS: City of Biloxi, 1976. (principal author)
Survey of Historic Sites in Kentucky: Ballard County, Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Heritage Commission, 1977. (co-author)
Survey of Historic Sites in Kentucky: Clark County, Frankfort, KY: Kentucky Heritage Commission, 1978. (co-author)
Architecture and Community: Building in the Islamic World Today, New York: Aperture Books for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1982. (researcher and writer)
At the Head of the Bay: A Cultural and Architectural History of Cecil County, Maryland, Annapolis: Maryland Historical Trust Press, 1996. (drew floor plans to illustrate book)
The Olmsted Parks Conservancy & Parkway System
Design Guidelines, Buffalo,
NY: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, 2011. (principal author for
Progressive Architecture Award, January 1985, for the Renfrew Center, Philadelphia, PA (Project Architect, for Tony Atkin, Architect).
M.A.M.E. Award, February 1987, for Scarborough Office Park, Voorhees, NJ (Associate Architect in Charge, GGK & Associates).
Various awards for Queens Annes County (MD) historic driving tour brochure and map (design and artwork), 1997.
SELECTED PROJECT LIST, ANTHONY O. JAMES, ARCHITECT Restoration Projects
Newbold White House, Perquimans County, NC, for NC Division of Archives & History, 1978.
Hampton Mansion National Historic Site, Towson, MD, for National Park Service, 1980.
Old Bohemia Church, Warwick, MD, for Chesapeake Associated Architects, 1994.
New Jersey State House, Governor’s Wing Roof Restoration, for the Hillier Group, 1999.
Front Park Picnic Shelter, Buffalo, NY, for Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, 2012-13.
Historically/Culturally Sensitive Design
Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Renovation and restoration, Charleston, S.C., for Arthur Cotton Moore/Associates, 1982-83.
Renfrew Center, Eating Disorders Clinic, for Tony Atkin, Architect, 1984-85.
Bamako Translation Centre, Bamako, Mali, for Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL), 1988.
Fischer House, Chestertown, MD, for Chesapeake Associated Architects, 1989.
Maluku Studies Centre, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, for SIL, 1990-92.
Penn Valley Elementary School Library and Classroom additions, for spg3, 2003.
Spring Lake Historic First Aid and Emergency Squad Building, Spring Lake, NJ, for spg3, 2008.
Whittingham development, residential, clubhouse, and commercial, Cranbury, NJ, for GGK & Assocs, 1985-86.
Crestwood Village retirement community and nursing home, Whiting, NJ, for GGK & Associates, 1987.
Numerous home and clubhouse designs for numerous developers while with GGK & Associates, 1985-88.
Retirement Housing, JAARS Center, Waxhaw, NC, for Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT), 1988.
Regional Office and housing, West Chicago, IL, for WBT, 1991-92.
Various clubhouses for Toll Brothers, PA & NJ, for spg3, 2001-03.
Frankford Creek Housing, Philadelphia, PA for spg3, 2003.
Ludlow Master Plan, Philadelphia Housing Aunthority, North Philadelphia, PA for spg3, 2003.
Stein House, Gladwyne, PA for spg3, 2005-08.
Mantua Presbyterian Apartments, Philadelphia, PA for spg3, 2006-08.
Riverside Presbyterian Apartments renovation, Philadelphia, PA, for spg3, 2006-09.
Barkan Residence, LEED for homes candidate, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-09.
Numerous small residential renovations and additions. See my Houzz listing for photos of a limited number of projects.
Blue Bell Inn and shops, Blue Bell, PA, for Tony Atkin, 1983.
Scarborough and Absecon Office Parks, NJ, for GGK & Associates, 1986.
First United Methodist Church, Moorestown, NJ, for James Oleg Kruhly + Associates, 1998.
Fairfax Corners multiplex theatre, classical design and detailing, Fairfax, VA, for spg3, 2002.
The Galleria shopping mall exterior renovation, design and detailing, Fort Lauderdale, FL, spg3, 2002.
Triumph Baptist Church, design for new 2000 seat sanctuary and renovation of attached school, Philadelphia, PA, spg3, 2003.
Office Building and Community Center, Philadelphia Housing Authority, Philadelphia, PA, for spg3, 2005-06.
Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company Accessibility Retrofit, Cape May Point, NJ, for spg3, 2008.
Trap Pond State Park, Administration Building, Concession Building, Locker/Changing Room Building, Pump Building, Entrance Building, Laurel, DE, for spg3, 2008.
Parish House addition, St Paul's Church, Centreville, MD, for Torchio Architects, 2009.
Picnic Pavilion, Cadwalader Park, Trenton, NJ, for spg3, 2010-12.
Riverside Park Shelter House, Buffalo, NY, for Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, 2011.
Linguistics Centre Master Plan, Horsleys Green, UK, for SIL, 1991-92.
Campus Master Plan, for Pattimura University, Ambon, Indonesia, 1992-93.
Community Master Plan and renovation design, St Albans Court, Nonington, Kent, UK, for Bruderhof Communities, 1996.
Penn Valley Elementary School, Additions and Renovations, Lower Merion, PA
I was design architect for the additions to this historically certified school building. The design had to be approved by the Township Historic Architectural Review Board. The photos here show the library addition. The exterior forms and materials reflect the existing building yet have a distinctly contemporary feeling.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC
Maluku Study Center, Pattimura University, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Campus Master Plan, Pattimura University, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia
Community Master Plan and renovation design, St Albans Court, Nonington, Kent, England, for Bruderhof Communities
Regional Office and Housing, Wycliffe Bible Translators, West Chicago, IL
First United Methodist Church additions, Moorestown, NJ, with Kruhly Architects
New Chapel and Education Wing
Renfrew Center Eating Disorders Clinic, Philadelphia, PA
Photos courtesy of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects.
Fairfax Corners Multiplex Movie Theatre, Fairfax, VA
I served as design architect for the exterior facades and lobby and public hallway interiors, a role I played in order to have the building be as accurate a representation of classical style as the materials palette and design parameters would allow. Designed and documented while with spg3.
Galleria, Fort Lauderdale, FL
I was again called on for the exterior renovation of the Galleria Mall in Fort Lauderdale as the traditional style of the renovations required an understanding of historic molding profiles, balusters, and stone trim.
I am a registered architect with many years experience in restoration, renovation, adaptive use, and new design. I am a proponent of using traditional design whenever possible, and in any case believe that the design should be contextual with its site and regional character.