Wednesday, October 28, 2015

We live in an interesting age, of the internet and social media, of cyber-criminals and the potential loss of trust in who someone is and what their intent is based on the same.

I say this as this week has seen a minor upheaval in my personal and professional life as my personal Facebook profile was hacked on Sunday, with the perpetrator stealing my profile picture and cover photo and using them to create a new profile named "Anthony James Walz." This cyber-criminal then proceeded to attempt to friend all of my Facebook friends, and for whatever reason 70 of them accepted his friend request.  Then he began private messaging them, trying to get them interested in some scam (see screen shot from one of my Facebook friends of this scam attempt). One of my friends reported this to Facebook, and then I did, too, and the fake profile was taken down in short order.  One of my other friends also had someone, apparently in tandem with Mr. "Walz," attempt to get personal information from them at the same  time.

Then yesterday (Tuesday) Facebook took down my account, messaging me to say that there was some concern that I was not who I was saying I was.  I have had to send them a jpg of my drivers license so they can verify my identity, so I assume my account will be restored in due time.  I mention this on my professional blog here because I have not used this blog very much lately, using my professional Facebook page instead to post updates of my various projects and to connect with people.  However, because that page is linked to my personal profile, it has also been taken down currently, hence my feeling that I should let folks know what is going on.  I hope it is all resolved soon.

If anyone needs to contact me they can comment here on this blog, or email or call me directly. Thank you very much for understanding about my having to deal with one of the vagaries of modern life!

Friday, January 4, 2013

I now have a new website which I invite you to visit:

Also, friend Anthony O. James, Architect on Facebook to follow me there:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

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.
I may be contacted at anthonyojames (at) gmail (dot) com.
I am a New York and Pennsylvania Registered Architect.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


A N T H O N Y O. J A M E S, A R C H I T E C T

  • Bachelor of Architectural History, University of Virginia, 1976.
  • Attingham Summer School, Shropshire/Oxon/Yorkshire/London, UK, 1978. (Royal Oak Foundation Scholar)
  • Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 1982.
EXPERIENCE: Architectural History and Restoration
  • Historic Sites Surveyor, Maryland Historical Trust, Summers 1972-74.
  • Historical Researcher, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Summer 1975.
  • Architectural Historian, City of Biloxi, Mississippi, Summer 1976.
  • Architectural Historian, Kentucky Heritage Commission, 1976-77.
  • Restoration Specialist, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, 1977-79.
  • Intern Restoration Architect, National Park Service, Summer 1980.
  • Research Assistant, Professor Renata Holod, University of Pennsylvania, 1981-82.
  • Research Assistant, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1981-82.
  • Principal, Anthony O. James, Architect, 1988 to present, providing preservation, historical research, and restoration design, consultation and services.
EXPERIENCE: Architectural Design and Preservation
  • Intern Architect, Arthur Cotton Moore/Associates, Washington, DC. 1982-83.
  • Project Architect, Tony Atkin, Architect, Philadelphia, PA, 1983-85.
  • Associate, GGK & Associates, Philadelphia, PA, 1985-88.
  • Staff Architect, Wycliffe Associates, Orange, CA, 1990-92.
  • Consultant Architect to Pattimura University, Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia, 1992-93.
  • Associate Architect (part-time), Chesapeake Associated Architects, Chestertown, MD, 1989-90, 1994, 1997-98.
  • 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 architectural guidelines)
  • 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.

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.
Planning Projects
  • 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.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Restoration Projects

Newbold-White House, Perquimans County, NC

Hampton Mansion National Historical Site, Towson, MD

Old Bohemia Church, Warwick, MD

New Jersey State House, Governor's Wing Roof Restoration, Trenton, NJ

Institutional Projects

Triumph Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA

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
New Chapel and Education Wing

Renfrew Center Eating Disorders Clinic, Philadelphia, PA
Photos courtesy of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects.

Commercial Projects

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.